Outdoor sports biography


MC Guiding is led by Mark Chadwick.


MC Guiding is run by Mark Chadwick, a well respected and qualified Guide, Instructor and coach in the outdoor industry. His passion for the outdoors has taken him all over the world climbing and exploring. His base is in the Highland village of Aviemore, where he works for half of the year at the Scottish National Outdoor Centre, Glenmore Lodge. The other half is devoted to running his business and getting out enjoying the outdoors as much as possible - you can see what he has been up to recently on the MC Guiding blog.

His qualifications are internationally recognised and respected and with over fifteen years working in the outdoors his knowledge, understanding and ability to teach and coach is first rate. Mark holds the IFMGA / UIAGM International Mountain Guides qualification as well as the Mountain Instructor Certificate, the highest international and national awards available in the world and UK for mountain based activities. He is a Level 4 River Kayak coach, a 5 Star and Level 3 Sea Coach and also an Open Canoe 4 Star Leader.

You will be in safe hands with Mark on the hill or on the water as he is certified as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and an Advanced Swift Water Rescue Technician. He’s also a member of Glenmore Lodge Mountain Rescue Team and he has spent a number of years Ski Patrolling.

Mark is happiest when he is out enjoying the mountains, sea or rivers either with clients or with friends. He carries a real passion for his work and this shows in his delivery. Clients are guaranteed a fun, educational and memorable time no matter what the course, even if we can’t guarantee the weather!

Great bouldering in the N.West

Happy days in winter