Growing up in the Peak District, the climbing bug took hold at a young age. Over the last 17 years John has enjoyed the full spectrum of climbing, honing his skills throughout the UK and the European Alps, having now climbed over 20 Grand Courses, including the North face of the Eiger. Adventure is what he's most drawn to, exploring throughout the Americas, with incredible experiences from big ice routes in the Canadian Rockies and big walls of Yosemite, to the 6000m mountains of Peru and Bolivia, to isolated new routes in Patagonia and the Himalaya. The last 12 years has allowed John to share his passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors with many different people, both in personal and professional life, from leading school groups in Bolivia and Ecuador to guiding throughout the UK and worldwide. John is also a passionate skier with many adventurous lines and mountains skied in the Alps and Canada.