Sierra Nevada Guides are qualified British guides living and working in Spain’s Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra.

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A qualified International Mountain Leader and British rock-climbing instructor (SPA). Michael has been climbing and mountaineering since the 1970’s and has established over 30 “new routes” in the mountains of Britain and Europe. Michael has been Vice President of The British Mountaineering Council and a Director of Mountain Leader Training (the body that oversees the mountaineering qualifications). Michael is a member of The British Association of International Mountain Leaders and The Mountain Leader Training Association.


A qualified International Mountain Leader and a rock-climbing instructor (SPA). Jane has been walking and climbing since the 1970’s in Europe and further afield; she particularly enjoys researching new destinations and in recent years has visited a number of countries in southern Africa. Jane is a member of The British Association of International Mountain Leaders and The Mountain Leader Training Association.

Michael and Jane have have been exploring the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra from their mountain cortijo since 2002.

Martin is a qualified International Mountain Leader and has been living and working as a guide in the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra since 2006. He is the first British member of the Asociacion Espanola Guias de Montana (AEGM), the Spanish mountain guides association, membership of which is only open to suitably qualified and experienced guides.


Steve is highly experienced, enthusiastic and passionate about mountaineering. Steve is an International Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader and he also holds the Mountain Instructors Award (MIA). Steve is a full member of the Association Mountain Instructors (AMI) and British Association International Mountain Leaders (BAIML).
Steve has a village apartment near the Sierra Nevada, where he plans to spent an increasing amount of his time.