Meet the Guides

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John Thornton

VIA FERRATA MANAGER

John Thornton is the via ferrata manager. He’s been involved with the Norquay via ferrata program from the start, working with the teams that brought via ferrata to Banff, and created the Norquay via ferrata routes. When he’s not guiding on the via ferrata, he is usually found with friends and family out hiking local trails, paddling his canoe or kayak, climbing, or otherwise out somewhere in the mountains. 

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Marc Ledwidge

VIA FERRATA GUIDE

With 33 years of experience in Parks Canada’s specialized mountain rescue and avalanche programs, Marc also acts as the current President of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). In addition to holding his AMCG certification, Marc is also an active member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA).