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Mark Thomas

Born in Cardigan, west Wales, Mark started climbing on the sea cliffs of Cemaes Head at a very young age before progressing onto the North Wales scene and the bigger routes in North Pembrokeshire. After moving to the Lake District in 1997 and studying at St.Martins College, Ambleside he climbed extensively in the Lakes in both summer and winter, including many new routes. He soon progressed to harder Scottish winter routes and Alpine summer and winter seasons. Having worked for outdoor development specialists Impact Development Training he later qualified as a full IFMGA Mountain Guide and now lives in St. Gervais, France working between the Alps, the UK and Greenland. Over the years Mark's total dedication to the outdoors and extreme sports has provided a series of impressive records.
Raced for Team Wales Lowe Alpine for 5 years on world circuit.
Hold the record for the Lakes Classic Rock Round (16 Hrs 17 Mins).
Hold the record for most routes climbed in a day in the Langdale Valley (158 Rts. up to E2).
Hold the record for running the Ceredigion Coastal Path (100 Kms in 12 Hrs 23 Mins).
Personnal Best for running Mt. Blanc from St.Gervais side = 6 Hrs 53 Mins.
Hardest rock route, Karma Kings E7 6c, Lake District.
Hardest Winter routes, Proire VII,8, Men in Black VI,8 and Soul Vacation VII,8.
Hardest Alpine Route, Scotch on the Rocks, France.
1st Guided Ascent of Bananiere Republique ED1 6c.
1st Guided Ascent of Traverse of Chamonix Aiguilles inc Grepon/charmoz in Reverse.
North Face routes including Droites, Dru, Grandes Jorasses.
Guided ascents of the highest mountains in the Arctic for Tangent Expeditions, over 3 expeditions and including first ascents of previously unclimbed peaks.
Several first ski descents for Tangent Expeditions in the Watkins Mountains.
Guided the successful Tangent Greenland Ice Cap Crossing in 2009 (27 days).
Expedition to Baffin, Sail Peaks, New Route leaving May 2010, 1400m Granite Wall.

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