Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson UIAGM Mountain Guide and Director of Mountain Tracks

"Mountain Tracks is an innovative and personal company, and as an alpine mountain guide it’s great to be a part of this team. Our trips always offer unique and genuine mountain adventure. As a company comprised of IFMGA guides we have more expertise in off-piste and ski touring than any other company - our clients truly benefit from this.

For me it all started on the gritstone edges of my home county Derbyshire. By mid–teens I was hooked on climbing and the mountains, many adventures and expeditions followed including notable new routes on Greenland’s big walls. In the 90’s I spent many years leading mountaineering expeditions in the greater ranges and summited on many high peaks of the Himalayas and the Andes. In the winter of 2008 I completed a winter ascent of the north face of the Eiger and later the north face of the Matterhorn. My love of climbing is undiminished and at the moment I am working towards the 'magic grade': 8a!

I now live in the Chamonix valley with my partner Edyta and two young children Mia and Harry. I have intimate knowledge of both skiing and climbing in the area and also the surrounding areas, which has been gained from 20 years of active exploration. I am often asked where is my favourite place to ski: I prefer quiet areas where true back country skiing is possible. So the smaller ski areas of Switzerland such as Andermatt and Zinal are favorites. Given good snow the big Italian Monte Rosa area is hard to beat: 2500m descents are possible here in a spectacular landscape! Another firm favourite is the skiing in Gulmarg in Kashmir, which is certainly a unique travel experience. This area has some of the best terrain and biggest vertical on the planet. For hut touring: well, our Elbrus expedition is a personal favourite of mine. Russia is a culturally very interesting country and the Caucuses are on a grand scale. Skiing in the remote, greater ranges settings are very memorable, and has to be experienced!

My vision for the future is simply to continue to provide the highest quality mountain adventure possible for our clients.

What previous clients say about Matt:

"Matt our guide did a great job finding us plenty of fresh snow to ski and taking us on some stunning routes. Rob and Sarah run a great chalet and Rob did a great job of drop offs and pick ups making getting around very easy. I think I can say for all of us it was a trip we will never forget, Many thanks, Looking forward to future trips."

"Our guide Matt worked wonders to find some great runs with good snow, we had one day of ski touring which went very well again Matt had spent time researching the best route for the group / conditions - your team did you proud!"

Matt's recent blogs:
Ski Kashmir - Gulmarg 2012
http://mountaintracks.co.uk/blog/ski-kashmir-gulmarg-2012

The 5 Red Flags of Avalanche Danger
http://mountaintracks.co.uk/blog/5-red-flags-avalanche-danger

Our Team

Nick Parks  UIAGM Mountain Guide and Director of Mountain Tracks
Nick Parks

Nick founded Mountain Tracks in 2000. He is a member of British Mountain Guides (BMG) and has...

Olly Allen, IFMGA Mountain Guide and Director of Mountain Tracks
Olly Allen

As a director of Mountain Tracks and alpine mountain guide my aim is to pass on my passion for...

Matt Dickinson UIAGM Mountain Guide and Director of Mountain Tracks
Matt Dickinson

"Mountain Tracks is an innovative and personal company, and as an alpine mountain guide it’s...

Jon Bracey IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guide
Jon Bracey

Jon Bracey is one of Britain's foremost alpinists having climbed some of the hardest routes in...

Klemen Gricar
Klemen Gricar

Klemen Gričar. Slovenian IFMGA Mountain Guide based in the Julian Alps.
We first met...

Tomaz Jakofcic UIAGM Alpine Mountain Guide
Tomaz Jakofcic

Tomaz is a Slovenian IFMGA-accredited alpine mountain guide who has been working with Mountain...

Jonny Baird IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guide
Jonny Baird

"I am a full time IFMGA alpine guide, living year-round in the Chamonix valley. Having been...

Stuart MacDonald IFMGA UIAGM Alpine Mountain Guide
Stuart MacDonald

"Currently an IFMGA alpine mountain guide, I first visited the Alps at the age of 17 and...

Hannah Burrows-Smith IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guide
Hannah Burrows-Smith

"I'm an IFMGA British Mountain Guide and, after many years living and working in the Scottish...

Owen Samuel IFMGA UIAGM Alpine Mountain Guide
Owen Samuel

As an IFMGA alpine mountain guide, Owen Samuel’s life revolves around the mountains. He loves...

Annie Donovan - Ski Instructor
Annie Donovan

Annie is an internationally qualified alpine and telemark instructor - BASI Level 4 ISTD (...

Bryan Hogg Ski Instructor
Bryan Hogg

Bryan is a BASI Level 4, ISTD and ISIA ski instructor.
He has been teaching for 24 seasons...

Neil Johnson UIAGM Mountain Guide
Neil Johnson

Neil lives in the Chamonix valley and guides throughout the Alps. For the past 20 years Neil has...

Dylan Taylor - Mountain Tracks
Dylan Taylor

Dylan is a 34 year-old alpine mountain guide from the USA who has worked with Mountain Tracks in...

Tina di Batista IFMGA / UIAGMAlpine Mountain Guide
Tina Di Batista

Tina is an IFMGA alpine mountain guide and a keen alpinist and skier. She was the first woman to...

Miles Bright IFMGA / UIAGM Alpine Mountain Guide
Miles Bright

Miles has been a British IFMGA qualified alpine mountain guide since 1998. He has been based in...

Neil Hitchings IFMGA Mountain Guide
Neil Hitchings

Neil Hitchings has been living and climbing in the Chamonix valley for over thirty years and has...

Willie Todd IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guide
Willie Todd

Willie Todd has been climbing and skiing in the Alps for over 20 years and lives with his family...

Guido Candolini IFMGA Alpine Mountain Guide from Italy
Guido Candolini

Guido is an IFMGA guide from Italy based around the beautiful Dolomite mountains. He was...

Dave Meyer BASI Level 4 Ski Instructor
Dave Meyer

I am a fully qualified BASI Level 4 ski instructor and have over 16 seasons under my belt...

Massimo Candolini UIAGM Mountain Guide
Massimo Candolini

Massimo is an IFMGA guide from Italy and brother to Guido based around the beautiful Dolomite...

Will Evans, BASI Instructor
Will Evans

I am a BASI level 4 and Swiss Patente qualified instructor and have spent the last 5 years in...

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