Introducing the team behind the scenes at Adventure Base HQ, working tirelessly to provide the best climbing, trekking and skiing experiences for you.
Founding director and IFMGA Guide
Kenton has been climbing for over 25 years and in this time has established himself as one of the UK’s leading alpine climbing guides with an impressive list of difficult ascents including 14 Everest summits as well as significant first ascents in Alaska, India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Director of Operations
Olly is in charge of the year round operations and logistics of our trips and expeditions. With a keen eye for detail and a personable approach, he leaves no stone unturned. He is a passionate skier who fell in love with the Alps on his first ski trip in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since.
Accounts and Business Development
Rhiannon has been involved with Adventure Base since the beginning in 2008 and she manages our adventure travel company. She’s passionate about all the adventures we offer, from skiing, touring, ice climbing, to summer alpinism and trekking.
All the Guides we work with are well known to us, at the top of their game and handpicked for their ability, personality and experience. Whether at intro level or expert, you will be guided by the best.
Lead IFMGA guide
Fabio is originally from Barcelona and has been guiding since 1987. He has travelled all over the world, dedicating his life to exploring the earth and climbing in special places like Norway and Yosemite National Park. Fabio is our lead guide for Mont Blanc and has a unique approach to guiding these courses with specific attention on improving people as mountaineers by teaching key skills along the way.
Lead IFMGA Guide
Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.
Lead IFMGA Guide
Lars is a IFMGA Guide originally from Belgium, with over 20 years of experience climbing and splitboarding in the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps and the greater ranges of the world. Having lived in Chamonix for over a decade he has enjoyed the unique and unlimited climbing possibilities in and around the valley. Lars is also one of the most recognised and experienced splitboard guides leading expeditions to Kamchatka, Greenland, Iceland and more.
Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.
Fede is a full-time mountain guide originally from the Basque Country. After graduating in business management, he moved to the Pyrenees and started his career in the mountains, working as a guide and ski patrol. After living in Canada and France, he speaks fluent English, French and his mother language, Spanish and has guided in Canada, Norway, Jordan, Iceland, Iran, South America, Himalaya and more. He also works as an instructor for the French Alpin Club (CAF) and as a safety consultant for the filming industry.
Federico grew up in Bariloche in the north of Patagonia, Argentina where he got his enthusiasm and love for the mountains. He has climbed in many places in South America such as stunning Patagonia, Peru and Aconcagua. He later began exploring and climbing in Europe in places like Chamonix, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Croatia. He is a certified UIAGM guide since 2008 as well as a ski instructor and also has a certificate from the Canadian avalanche association Level 1.
Born in the Basque Country, Jon soon started travelling to the Pyrenees to enjoy what was, and still is, his passion: the mountains. Skier and climber from an early age, nowadays he spends his time in both the Pyrenees and the Alps, where he works as a guide. Exploring, discovering, skiing and climbing are the reasons why he makes long trips every year.
Hamish is an English/French IFMGA guide living in Haute-Savoie, France. In winter he particularly enjoys getting off the beaten track on skis and exploring the Aravis mountains close to his home. In summer he gets real satisfaction from enabling clients to climb long technical routes in beautiful places.
Born in the Aran Valley, from parents both ski teachers and mountain guides, the motivation he inherited by nature has led him to practice all areas of mountain sports such as climbing, skiing and mountaineering. He has spent his alpine career as part of the FEDME team (Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports). His passion and profession have led him to travel to the Alps, Himalaya, Rockys, Atlas and Andes ranges.