Our guides are a very important cog in the Wildwire machine, and we are lucky enough to have an amazing bunch of people with some top notch skills and experience working for us!
  • Mark Morrison Lead guide, owner, the boss…

    After working in the outdoor industry for over 25 years as an alpine guide, and industrial abseiler, Mark turned his sights closer to home and developed Wildwire with the vision of creating an exciting adventure operation that is accessible and showcases what he loves so much about Wanaka.


  • Laurel Morrison The other boss

    You know what they say – Behind every successful man there is a woman. Meet Laurel Morrison – The other boss.

    Half Kiwi half Canadian, Laurel grew up in Canada climbing, skiing and sea kayak guiding and adventuring on Canada’s west coast. After moving to NZ in 2004 to study New Zealand glaciers, she met Mark in Antarctica and they never looked back.

  • Sarah Loader Senior Guide

    A REAL LIFE Wanaka local! Sarah hit the ground running after growing up in Wanaka, and hasn’t stopped since! Her love for the outdoors and energy to burn has taken her on many an epic mission, from climbing Mt Fuji in Japan, to iceclimbing in Canada and backcountry mountain biking in New Zealand.

  • Kate Wolfe Senior Guide

    The calm earth mother of Wildwire!

    Kate was sent kicking and screaming to Wanaka from Hamilton at the age of 16 to finish her schooling at Mount Aspiring College. It didn’t take long for her to develop a love for the mountains, the local people and all the outdoor activities Wanaka has to offer.

  • Marika Gargulak Senior Guide

    Marika grew up in Germany, where she definitely didn’t belong! After escaping her desk job, she became a Winter Tour Guide and took private groups skiing over to the Alps in Austria, Switzerland and France.

  • Pedro Pimentel Senior Guide

    Pedro was born in Portugal and as he says, he comes from the furthest place he could be from NZ without going to the moon. Pedro has a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering but currently, runs his film production and photography company Pedro Pimentel Visuals here in Wanaka.

  • Michael Rooke (Handsome) Guide

    Michael is one of our original guides from Day 1. The self proclaimed handsome one, extremely modest and full of bad jokes guide. THAT guide. He also thinks he’s a pirate.

  • Callum Grant Senior Guide

    Callum Grant is a regional local having grown up in Cromwell. He is a fully certified Climbing Guide and has over 20 years in the Guiding and Outdoor industry. He loves blazing a trail on his mountain bike, climbing, skiing and playing music in his band. He also has possibly the worlds only singing Avalanche Search Dog called Zeffer. Callum is a very capable and experienced Guide with a unique sense of homour.

  • Ric King Senior Guide

    Ric joined the team all the way from England where he continues to share his passion for Via Ferrata and the mountains here at Wild Wire. A keen mountaineer, trekker and sky runner, fuelled by his idols Reinhold Messner and Ueli Steck his passion has taking him across the globe climbing and trekking across the European Alps, America, Himalayas, Indonesia and New Zealand.

  • Dave Lundin Guide

    Dave has come to Wild Wire with a back ground in the outdoors that started 17 years ago. After ski patrolling for 12 years he now works as a ski guide (NZMGA) and avalanche educator.

  • Erik Besselman Guide

    Coming to us from the USA, Erik will be residing in Wanaka after having met his fiancé while ski patrolling at Treble Cone. Between planting trees or spending his time on the local rivers, Erik will be found guiding clients for Wild Wire.

  • Kate Sheehy Guide

    Kate comes all the way from the big smoke of Auckland, after completing an outdoor education course on the mighty West Coast, she decided that the beautiful town of Wanaka would be a great place to start her outdoor career. Moving on from her winter job as an alpine elevation technician, Kate can now be found guiding at Wild Wire.

  • Taylor Rapley Guide

    Taylor was born and raised in Queenstown, and is an ex New Zealand Ski Team member and Masters of psychology student. Taylor is a frother of all things nature, and loves a good brap on the bike, surfing delicious, peeling left hand breaks in the south coast, skiing fluffy white stuff and climb/scambling up rock walls. Why? Because being high in fun and going fast is meditative.

  • Pat Gray Guide

    Pat grew up on the east coast of Australia, where he spent his time climbing, hiking, swimming and playing Aussie Rules. After a long long year suffering through a chemistry degree, he swapped his beakers for some climbing shoes and left Australia behind to move to the Central North Island to follow his passion for the outdoors . He has since been drawn to Wanaka to start his career in our adventure playground and can be found guiding on Wildwire alllllll day every day this summer!