Mark Reeves enjoying a day out at the Cromlech

Snowdonia Mountain Guides – Closed until June 2024

The owner of this website has decided to take a sabbatical for a few months, as he has an exciting new role working as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey. As such for next winter Mark is going to be based in Antarctica, with his expected return being May/June 2024. 

We have lived and breathed rock climbing and mountaineering in Snowdonia for the last twenty-five years. It is the last thing we think about at night and the first thing that crosses our minds when we wake up. We have lived what can only be described as a dream lifestyle where the mountains and adventure are right on our doorstep. In doing so have come to know mountains and cliffs of North Wales intimately. What we offer isn’t just a course in how to climb, navigate or ascend a mountain, instead we offer something more. An adventure into the unknown.

An experience that we hope will help define you and your future enjoyment of the mountains of Wales and beyond. We handpick routes to take you to your mental and physical limits under the watchful eye of our coaches and guides. In the process, we will give you one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. We don’t sell holidays, we sell mountain adventures.

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Antarctic Field Guide for BAS

Traversing across reptile ridge above Rothera Research station

So just  in case you haven’t read the into on the home page I have been down in Antarctica, working as a Field Guide for the British Antarctic Survey. The time has flown by and I an hoping to return to the UK in early June. Where upon I will be taking my time to enjoy what I can of the great British Summer. I have already booked some time off for my own holidays after working for 8 months solidly down here. With the last 2 months lead 5 day winter trips for the over winterers, essentially taking people on a camping holiday in Antarctica, which is just an incredible opportunity.

As a result I am not looking to take on board too much work in the initial few months I am back, as currently if the plan goes well, I will be heading back south next autumn too. However at the moment I am still awaiting confirmation and a contract. This means I have essentially ramp up my prices, so those who are really keen can book, but in essence I am looking to reduce the work I do for the time being, so I can enjoy some time for me.

My current plan is to spend sometime in the Lake District and maybe scotland as well as my home of North Wales. With the idea to just have soime really pleasant days out on more unfamiliar territory.