John McCune - Scarpa

John McCune

 

I am originally from Northern Ireland but I currently spend a lot of my time based in Chamonix in French Alps. I work throughout the year as an IFMGA mountain guide. I love climbing and skiing in the big mountains and I feel priviliged to be able to be in the mountains as a profession, sharing my knowledge and experience with others. I climb as much as I can and usually go on trips somewhere else in the world between the seasons.

-Hometown-

Newry, Northern Ireland.

-Projects-

Rock Climbing, Alpinism, Skiing.

-Successes-

Voie Petit 8b on the Gran Capucin | Freerider 5.13a on El Capitan  | Ave Caeser 7c Petit Clocher du Portalet  | Divided Years E8/9 Mourne Mountains  | Bachar/Yerian 5.11X Tuolumne Meadows  | South Tower of Avellano E5 6a, First Ascent, Patagonia  | Sport Climbing redpoints up to 8b+ and 8a flash  | Bouldering Font 8a  | Lots of trad first ascents in Ireland up to E7

-Favourite Scarpa-

Instinct Lace 

I would love to go to Venezuela and climb a new big wall route on a Tepui. I have always marvelled at the landscape and the jungle is such a crazy contrast to the pointy mountains where I have spent a lot of my time.


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