Will Sim - SCARPA UK

Will Sim

I became completely obsessed with climbing when I was about 11, and it has been getting me out of bed every day since then! I’d describe myself as a rock climber who gets lured into bigger and bigger adventures which ultimately involve ice, altitude, cold, big trips away, lots of soul searching and surreal situations.

I currently work as a Mountain Guide in the French Alps which I see as a way to be able to earn money and live in the greatest playground on earth - the Mont Blanc Massif. I regularly travel to Patagonia, Alaska, the Rockies, and Pakistan in search of big climbing experiences in interesting places.

Aims for the future are: To keep going away to amazing places for climbing. Inspire others to climb, ski and interact with mountains/wild places. Keep discovering new places in my alpine backyard. Get stronger, better, and all that boring stuff….


St. Bees Cumbria. Now living in Chamonix France.


All disciplines of climbing! but people know me for cold alpine stuff and exploratory first ascents. I also ski a lot, fish when I’m next to the sea, and listen to blues music!


In the region of 40 “Grande Course” style routes in the Alps, including early repeats and first British ascents of some of the biggest modern routes in the Mont Blanc Massif. | Fastest ever ascent of the South face of Denali - the Cassin Ridge in under 15 hours. | The first ascent of the NW face of Mount Deborah, Hayes range Alaska. | First ascent of “Beastiality”, on the Beartooth, Alaska. | First repeat of the “House-Anderson” on the north face of Mount Alberta, Canadian Rockies. |Onsighted 7c+ and redpointed 8b sport climbs.

-Favourite Scarpa-

Phantom 6000’s - the lightest warm boot in the world!

-No Place too Far-

Pakistan. Since my last expedition there in 2012 I’ve been dying to go back! its the forbidden fruit of the mountain world.


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