John McCune

John McCune

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Northern Ireland's John McCune found a love for the mountains early in life and has never looked back. Driven by his passion for the alpine environment, he loves nothing more than to share the mountains with others and help individuals reach their goals.

  • Bio

    John McCuneOriginally from Northern Island, John McCune has now made his base in the heart of the European Alps, in Chamonix, France, although work and personal climbing trips frequently take him away on other adventures.

    Despite initially being a skier - a sport John adopted at the age of 12 - he is now also passionate about climbing and mountaineering and has been actively pursuing these sports for the last 10 years.

    John is a fully qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide and explains: "I love sharing my passion, enthusiasm and expertise with others and I am committed to providing the safest and most enjoyable experience possible for anyone wishing to explore the mountains with me."

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  • Notable Ascents


    - Divine Providence, Grand Pillier d'Angle
    - Voie American, Free, South Face of the Aiguille du Fou
    - American Direct, West Face of les Drus
    - 1938 route, North face of the Eiger
    - Pierre/Alain, North Face of les Drus
    - Brandler Hasse, North face of Cima Grande
    - Repentance Super, Cogne WI 6
    - Nuit Blanche, WI 6


    - Dogma 8b, Siurana, Spain
    - Freerider, El Capitan, Yosemite
    - The Nose (in a day), El Capitan, Yosemite
    - Rainbow Wall, Red Rocks, Arizona
    - Separate Reality, Yosemite
    - Divided Years, E8/9 
    - Tolerance, E8, 6c
    - The End of the Affair, E8, 6c
    - Imaculatta, E5 6a, First Ascent
    - The Second Coming, E6 6b, First Ascent
    - A Bad Skin Day, E7
    - Duais Arete, E7 6b, First Ascent
    - Easy Lover, E7
    - Primate, E7
    - Peace Donkey, E7
    - Un Jour Peut-être, E6 6b, First Ascent
    - Above and Beyond, E6 6b
    - The Cad, E6 6a
    - Lord of the Flies, E6 6a
    - An Sron (the Itchy Nose), E6 6b, First Ascent
    - Where the Wild Things Are, E5 6b, First Ascent