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Mark Seaton

Based in Chamonix below Mont Blanc, Mark Seaton offers guiding services for all mountain activities. These include alpine mountaineering in the summer season, and off -piste skiing and ski touring in the winter. With over 20 years experience Mark offers options from single day one-to-one instruction, to multi-day programmes for small groups.

Published books available from George Fisher:
Mark the Mountain Guide
Mark the Mountain Guide and the Compass Adventure

www.markseaton.com

Latest Articles

Image for article THE OLD MAN. BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLIMB?

THE OLD MAN. BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLIMB?

26 June 2017

THE OLD MAN OF HOY. BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLIMB?
Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, certainly reckons it is!

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article Climbing Mont Blanc - What they don't tell you

Climbing Mont Blanc - What they don't tell you

28 March 2017

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, gives some sound advice.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article THE TRAVERSE OF THE MEIJE

THE TRAVERSE OF THE MEIJE

12 December 2016

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, reports on one of his standout climbs of the season; the traverse of the Meije.

Author: Mark Seaton

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PLAN B

19 September 2016

When the weather is bad, our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, has options up his sleeve…

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article VERTICAL YORKSHIRE

VERTICAL YORKSHIRE

24 June 2016

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, finds the Dales curiously transplanted to the Alps

Author: Mark Seaton

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ONLY A WALK

23 March 2016

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, describes what should have been a simple day out

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article ANNIVERSARY TRAVERSE

ANNIVERSARY TRAVERSE

9 December 2015

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, describes his standout climb this year: a traverse of the Matterhorn.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article THE IBEX OF THE CINGINO DAM

THE IBEX OF THE CINGINO DAM

26 September 2015

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article Attempting Mt Kenya

Attempting Mt Kenya

23 June 2015

In the last edition of The Update I wrote about climbing Kilimanjaro with Charles Sherwood. I can now describe what we did a week later… 

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article Chilly on Kili

Chilly on Kili

17 March 2015

In January I went to climb in East Africa, and started off by ‘warming up’ on Kilimanjaro. It didn’t entirely go to plan…

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article WHY SKI WITH A RUCKSACK?

WHY SKI WITH A RUCKSACK?

3 December 2014

If you ski off piste and you want to do it safely, then you have to carry a rucksack. 

Author: Mark Seaton

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Bucket list route tick

18 September 2014

“Avant la Verte on est alpiniste; à la Verte on devient montagnard...“ (Before The Verte one is an Alpine climber; after the Verte one is a real mountaineer”). So said Gaston Rébuffat, one of Chamonix’s most famous mountain guides. 

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article APPOINTMENT WITH THE CAPTAIN

APPOINTMENT WITH THE CAPTAIN

21 June 2014

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, attempts his first big wall climb

Author: Mark Seaton

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SKIING KNEES

21 March 2014

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, discovers things are not always as they seem…

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article YES, IT SNOWS IN AFRICA

YES, IT SNOWS IN AFRICA

21 December 2013

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, heads to Mt Kenya with a client.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article A BIG DAY OUT

A BIG DAY OUT

21 September 2013

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, heads for Mt Blanc with his daughter.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article A SHARP LESSON ON SHARP EDGE

A SHARP LESSON ON SHARP EDGE

21 June 2013

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, is shocked at how dangerous Blencathra’s famous scramble can be.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article THE CRYSTAL HUNTER

THE CRYSTAL HUNTER

21 March 2013

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, experiences an eventful few days in Switzerland.

Author: Mark Seaton

Image for article THE BEST MONT BLANC DESCENT – EVER?

THE BEST MONT BLANC DESCENT – EVER?

21 December 2012

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide MARK SEATON, describes the Vallee Blanche and the Glacier du Toule ski descent.

Author: Mark Seaton

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Matterhorn Madness

22 March 2012

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide Mark Seaton recalls a particularly testing client.

Author: Mark Seaton

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