Guiding - What & Where

Welcome to the online home of James Thacker Mountaineering.  I specialise in Climbing instruction and guiding worldwide.

Here you will find a simple idea of the activities that I offer in the mountains and where I operate. Please feel free to browse your areas of interest. Living between Sheffield and Chamonix my guiding you will fine me working from the Gritstone Edges of Derbyshire, in Europe and further afield, either alpine climbing, ice fall climbing or on ski. James Thacker Mountaineering is simply just me, allowing all guiding and instruction to be tailored to you; the aim being to always meet the needs of the client in an informal atmosphere.

As such, the climbing itinaries you will find here are very much a starting point, the locations, level and duration are totally flexible. At the end of the day the mountains are a dynamic and ever changing environment - by taking a flexible approach, taking into account the conditions, the weather and your aspirations we can make the most of your time and ultimately have a safer guiding experience.

Regardless of whether you are taking your first steps in the mountains, or you are a seasoned campaigner ready for the next challenge; it would be great to share a mountain adventure with you.