We specialise in offering high quality guiding and instruction in a wide range of UK and Alpine activities. Our core values are safety, education and enjoyment.

Whether you’re new to the mountains or an experienced practitioner looking for further input, Elements Guiding can take you to the next level.

We look forward to planning your next adventure.

Mark Chadwick

Elements Guiding

Elements Guiding

Here for your Scottish Summer and Winter climbing needs, plus your Alpine climbing and skiing dreams.  

Elements Guiding can help guide, instruct and lead you on any mountain-related adventure and help educate and improve your skills. Whether you are looking to improve your rock climbing, be guided on an unforgettable climb or learn more self-reliance in the mountains, we can help you achieve these goals.

The climbing so far this summer has been excellent (in between the showers). If you want to improve your climbing and safety or enjoy some classic routes, drop Elements Guiding an email. 

This summer into autumn is the perfect opportunity for climbing that classic route, mountaineering in the Skye Cuillins; climb that ridge on Ben Nevis you've always wanted to or sharpen up your rope work and skills in this terrain.

We are also taking bookings for winter 2024; dates are filling up fast. 

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or ambitions that Elements Guiding can help with. 


Why Choose Elements...

  • Safety, education and enjoyment are the essence of our programmes.
  • We endeavour to always find and utilise the best venues and conditions available.
  • We have a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from over 20 years of guiding and instructing.
  • We have a true passion for the mountain environment and the good times enjoyed in them.

What our clients think

"Chadders (Mark Chadwick) has put together amazing itineraries every year I have asked and got to climb with him. My main goal has been to summit the Eiger —with my skill set, fears and availability, saying he has been accommodating would be an understatement. He is always extremely aware and attentive of external conditions and his client’s needs and requirements. I could not have asked for a better guide nor would I want any other guide."

Jordan Oster (America)


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