Raised in Cromwell, New Zealand and now based in Wanaka, Callum has climbed extensively throughout New Zealand's Southern Alps.
He started climbing in 1990 at age 17 and shortly after that, in 1996, became a guide. He is now a fully qualified NZMGA Climbing Guide.
Prior to joining the team at AC, Callum spent ten summer seasons as an NZMGA Glacier Guide at Franz Josef Glacier on the West Coast of NZ. He knows how to cut steps - really well! He also spent several seasons guiding in the Mount Cook region.
Callum's laid-back style and iconic Kiwi sense of humour make him a popular guide. He professes to be too busy working, but is often seen blazing a trail on his mountain bike or hanging out at the rock climbing crags in Wanaka. He also occasionally manages to find time for a boating or hunting trip here and there.
When asked what he likes most about climbing, Callum said, "Just being outside and getting close to nature... and having a bit of excitement as well."
When guiding, he enjoys taking people into great areas and helping them achieve their goals and dreams.
Callum's most memorable climb is his first peak, Mount Tasman, New Zealand's second highest peak.
Winter sees Callum working at Treble Cone Ski Area as a ski patroller alongside his famous avalanche dog, Zeffer. According to Callum, Treble Cone is a great spot for skiing fresh powder and lobbing bombs about (aka avalanche control).