RPM Guiding is run by IFMGA Mountain Guide Ric Potter and, on the admin side, Kate Potter. Ric is a climber, skier and snowboarder and also a highly experienced British Mountain Guide, mountaineering instructor (MIC) and teacher (PGCE Outdoor Ed. UCNW Bangor). We are a small company, often it’s just Ric doing the guiding, but sometimes other Guides work with us too with larger groups and trips.


We are based in North Wales, in the UK, close to the mountains and cliffs of Snowdonia. For the winter season we are based in Argentiere, near Chamonix, in France, from where we run an Alpine skiing and snowboarding program.  We offer courses and trips in all aspects of climbing, mountaineering, skiing and splitboarding.  Our trips include destinations in the Alps, Norway, Iceland, Japan and many more. Get inspired!

By employing the services of a qualified Mountain Guide you are guaranteed to be guided by someone who not only has a wealth of experience, but has also been through a rigorous training and assessment program and apprenticeship, in all aspects of mountaineering and skiing guiding. It is only a fully qualified IFMGA Guide who can legally guide you in the high mountains and on glaciers.

Our aim is to provide professional guiding and instruction without losing the adventurous spirit of amateur climbing, skiing or snowboarding, so that it’s enjoyable and fun, but also challenging and with a high level of safety. We’ve been operating since 1996.