Our Guides

Blonde Ambition Guiding:
"It's not about being blonde, it's about having more fun."

Hello, and welcome to Blonde Ambition Guiding. Our company specializes in Guided Climbing and Guided Trekking in North and South America, Australia, Canada, and Asia. We focus on small groups and personal instruction, and are dedicated to making our trips as fantastic as they can be.

Based in Oakland, California, Blonde Ambition Guiding is owned and operated by world famous rock climber Steve Schneider. Steve has been teaching people to climb ever since his dad taught him on the local rocks of Berkeley in the 1960's. Since then, Steve has climbed El Capitan 87 times, served ten years on the prestigious Yosemite Search and Rescue Team, and made groundbreaking first ascents in the most remote areas of the planet, including Pakistan, Mongolia, and Chile. Steve has dedicated his life to the pursuit of climbing and its various forms, and especially enjoys guiding clients on their ultimate journey.

We invite you to join us for the adventure of a lifetime in our Guided Climbing or Guided Trekking expeditions.

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Steve also teaches a variety of Clinics on rock climbing, including his ever popular intro to big wall climbing. Steve also holds clinics in route setting, climbing technique, and basic rescue, and can be hired to teach his clinics at a gym or crag near your area.

Steve has been giving professional Slideshows for 18 years. His present show includes his ascents of El Nino(VI 5.13c AO) and Golden Gate(VI 5.13b) on El Capitan, and his onsight of Welcome to the Slabs Of Koricancha(5.13a), a high altitude rock climb in Peru.

Do you need any Rigging work done? Steve can help rig, safety manage, and consult on a vareity of situations, on buildings, bridges, cliffs, theaters, trees, water towers, and everything in between.

To Contact Steve and blonde Ambition Guiding, you can write, phone, or email him.