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John N

Founder & Lead Guide

I’m a full-time guide and a director of Rogue Sports Travel, working mostly in the Karakoram & Himalayas but also in some of the remotest regions of the world when necessary. My sole aim when guiding is to ensure a safe and risk-averse environment, although we must accept that risk forms part of these expeditions and what keeps us all ‘alive’. I have been responsible for planning and leading expeditions in Nepal, South America, Alaska, the North-west frontier, European Alps, Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand Alps and further afield. In earlier days I developed a 16-year career in the Royal Marines and a Specialised Military Unit (SMU). This involved multi-level operational and instructor led Jungle, Desert, Mountain and Arctic deployments, inclusive of the odd Search and Rescue work.


In the ‘trekking seasons’ I work in the mountains running tours for Rogue Sports Travel. I have always been a mountains sort of guy; having been brought up in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains of South Wales. Nowadays however, I mostly stick to my philosophy of introducing some of the world’s most incredible regions in the world to the modest adventurer who has them on their bucket list, whether it’s a trek to Machu Picchu or a full expedition to a himalayan summit, I’ve got your back.

I currently live in The Black Mountains region of South Wales, balancing guiding work, sporting interests and running a business with my family.

07398 862 181

John N
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