Our Team

Passion | Expertise | Authenticity

our PEOPLE | Your Instructors and Guides

 All of our lead guides are qualified and experienced in outdoor instruction and are members of the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA). This peace of mind leaves you free to enjoy your experience to the fullest and allows you to soak in the scenic beauty and thrill that is Climbing Queenstown.


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Zach Johnston

“"I’m passionate about authentic and active adventures"”
Adventure brings us alive and inspires us to connect with ourselves, others, work, family and friends. Travel and Adventure open and strengthen the mind, expanding our perspective to make informed decisions that positively affect opportunities that come our way. I love turning fear of the unknown into curiosity and wonderment.”

Zach is a former military officer, Senior Instructor Leadership Development, General Manager in the Tourism Industry; Field Based Outdoor Educator, International Expedition Leader and Operational Ambulance Officer with extensive travel experience in 3rd world, developing and developed countries.

Paul Cunningham

“Keep going up and don't fall off”
Operations Manager / Alpine Guide
Originally based in Scotland, Paul has been a playing on Rock and Mountains for more than 17 years. From his early days climbing the "Munros" of Scotland to scaling many of the European Alps 4000m peaks, Paul's passion for climbing and mountaineering is clear.
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Cameron Walker

Mountain Guide
Cam is all things outdoors. Although he's originally from the North Island we let this slide for him. Mostly because he is a through and through outdoor adventurer, and full blown lover of New Zealand, with all it's historic, cultural, natural and outdoor pursuits to offer.

A true professional - he has significant experience in education outside the classroom, having been a Chief Instructor managing a wilderness based semester school. He has more qualifications than you can poke a stick at, however he is a down to earth provincial Kiwi, always a hit with our groups.
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Ivor Levin

Rock Guide
Ivor has been working in the outdoor industry for... well a very long time.

Ivor has worked in tertiary outdoor education, leading international expeditions, and contracting within land based outdoor pursuits. An experienced and accomplished educator and guide he brings a wealth of personal technical skill, passion and immense personality to his clients and colleagues. Always with a sense of humor and quick to build lasting rapport Ivor pretty much spends his free time doing exactly what he does for work - traveling, climbing, skiing and genuinely immersing him,self outdoors.

Mark Bowling

Rock Guide
Mark is USA born, but he's all climber and adventurer at heart. A theater graduate, he also studied to be a Stuntman in the movies, before completing his second degree in Parks & Recreation. This is where he discovered his passion for travel, adventure and wild places. Guiding in Alaska, Joshua Tree and Utah hasn't taxed his theater skills, stage combat or stuntman training - but it's given him the chance to travel, and a desire to share his interesting personal background and a love for fun or adventure with his customers!
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Scott Reynolds

Rock Guide
Scott started out as a Navy Diver serving all around the world doing interesting and marvelous secret things. He familiarity with the extraordinary gave him a drive for adventure and adventure sports. Whether downhill mountain biking, practicing Yoga, leading Boot Camps, Snow Boarding or climbing - This is one interesting, experienced and friendly Guide to have on a day out in Queenstown!