Mark Morrison

Mark Morrison

Mountain Guide

From outdoor pursuits in New Zealand to field work in Antarctica, Mark’s career has taken him across the globe. Mark has guided in Canada, South America and the Himalayas and is renowned for his friendly Kiwi attitude.

  • Bio

    Mark MorrisonBased in Hawea Flat near Wanaka, Mark has been climbing since he was a youngster, and throughout his twenties built up considerable guiding and instructing experience. Mark is renowned for his friendly kiwi approach and famous haka performance.

    From several seasons guiding in NZ's Southern Alps, instructing at the Outdoors Pursuits Centre in Taupo, guiding summers and winters in Canada, working as a Field Trainer in Antarctica to travelling in Europe and South America, Mark certainly gets about the place!

  • Notable Ascents


    • Climbed 9 peaks including Khan Tengri and a new route on Pik Karona (4,860m)
  • International Expeditions

    Seven Summits

    Aconcagua 6,962m

    • Guide, 2007


    Himalayan Climbs/Treks

    Himlung 7,162m

    • Guide, 2013

    Mera Peak 6,476m

    • Guide, 2012

    Three Peaks, Nepal

    • Guide, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

    Everest Base Camp

    • Guide, 2008, 2017

    Ama Dablam 6,828m

    • Guide, 1999, 2007
  • Qualifications

    • NZMGA Assistant Climbing Guide & Assistant Ski Guide
  • Film & Safety Work

    • BEYOND THE EDGE, General Film Corporation (2013)
  • Special Projects / Other

    Adventure Consultants

    • Programme & Equipment Coordinator 2007 - 2016


    • Field Trainer 2003/04 & 2004/05
  • Mark's Testimonials

    "The leadership during the expedition was exceptional. Mark's ability to selflessly oversee the welfare of the entire group (day and night) and remain abreast of each individual’s personal ailments or issues was remarkable and should be commended. As was his endless enthusiasm, tolerance and approachability ensuring he could always be relied upon for advice, motivation or a nice chat."

    "Excellent leadership, Mark and the boys did a great job."
    Kirsten Rosenbrook, Everest Base Camp Trek 2017