John is originally from Northern Ireland, but he is currently based in the Chamonix Valley working winter and summer as an IFMGA mountain guide. Before becoming a guide he worked as a mountaineering instructor (MIA) and a rope access technician in the UK and Ireland. He has a degree in photography.
He is passionate and obsessive about all forms of climbing and loves guiding and teaching skills in the mountains. He has climbed extensively across Europe, the Alps and North America.