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Marc Vilaplana

Marc

4.90

(174)

Mountain Guide-

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AEGM 

AEGM Rock Climbing Guide

Ever since I was a kid I have been in contact with nature, and this has been my environment. Family traditions led to my first steps in the hiking world. I discovered wonderful places and learned to enjoy and respect the mountains. Still vivid in my memories are the ascents around Ordesa NP and the Catalan Pyrenees during my childhood.

At the age of eighteen I took my first steps in rock climbing. I dedicated some years climbing traditional classic routes, with the Montsec range as my school. With the experience gained I widened my horizons and started discovering new walls: Ordesa, Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifach, Los Mallos de Riglos, Montrebei, Terradets...

In 2000, I got my Civil Engineer degree. I then spent my holidays climbing. At this point I started exploring the big possibilities France and its walls opened up: Verdon, Vercors, Jonte...

In 2002 I went on a one-year trip to Australia, but without climbing. After that year I realized rock climbing was my real passion. At then started spending as much time as I had climbing. My climbing trips starting taking me further and further. It was in Switzerland where I discovered my favorite climbing terrain: the amazing limestone walls of Wendenstöcke, Rätikon, Sanetsch... After that, new destinations kept coming: UEA, Jordan, Morocco, Dolomites, Sardinia, Corsica...

Finally, I decided to become a Climbing Guide and offer all my climbing experience to you.

My formal training started in 2011, as I became a Climbing Monitor of the High Mountain Catalan Academy (ECAM). Just after that, in 2012, I got my Climbing Sport Technician degree.

Not satisfied with that, I continued my training to get the highest climbing degree available in Spain. In the spring of 2014 I finished my training and became a Climbing Superior Sport Technician.

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Reviews

 

Camilla Elvebakken

5.00

April, 2024

Marc was a very knowledgeable and good guide on our via ferrata trip. He recommended us a really great via ferrata in Centelles, which was perfect for our climbing level. Marc brought all the necessary equipment for the trip, and made us feel very safe. All in all a great experience - would do it again!

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Julie Shevlin

5.00

March, 2024

We loved our day out with Marc. The whole process was seamlesss and Marc was an excellent instructor! Highly recommend!

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Zaliqa Rosli

5.00

February, 2024

Had a spectacular day of climbing with Marc a couple of years ago. The weather in Montserrat was not in our favour and so Marc used his local knowledge to make the right decision to take us to Sant Llorenc de Montgai instead where we did a couple of lead climbs, and a multi-pitch on El Cilindre, overlooking the water. It ended up being a gorgeous day of climbing after worrying about the rain. This is thanks to Marc's flexibility and desire to make sure we had a good day! Marc is a very caring and trustworthy guide, and I would book with his again!

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William Doumerg

5.00

January, 2024

Amazing day with Marc, climbing a beautiful route in the South side of Montserrat. Marc is a very good guide and teacher, and he is also very friendly! He chose a perfect route given the description I sent.

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