Job of a Lifetime

Meet our Guides


All guides are local young men, from the local village by the mountain. They went to the same pagoda for schooling and are close friends. They have been trained for over 5 years by founder David to successfully guide you through our amazing adventure.

No matter what your level is, you’ll feel at ease with our guides.


David, Climbodia Founder and CEO

David, Founder & CEO

David has been climbing for over 20 years. In 2013 he combined his passion for climbing with his love for Cambodia by creating Climbodia. David has lived in Nepal for 5 years and over 10 years in Cambodia.


Climbodia General Manager SeyhaSeyha, Manager & Senior Guide

Seyha has been with Climbodia since the very beginning. After graduating from high school, Seyha became a full time guide. Living in the village next to the mountain, he knows the caves inside out. He married in 2017 and his second child is on the way!


Heng, Senior Guide

Heng joined the team in July 2014 after graduating from high school. He is a very strong climber with technical insight. Heng finished a Bachelor in Banking in Kampot in 2018 but prefers to continue working with us.


Song Senior Climbing and Caving GuideSong, Senior Guide

Song has been with us since 1st December 2014. This lovely young man, living right next to the mountain, can guide all ages and is wonderful with kids. He knows the caves inside out and has proven to be an adequate climbing instructor.


Abz, Senior Guide

Abz has been with us since late 2016. Besides climbing mountains he’s a night guard at a guesthouse in Kampot and helps out with the family farm as much as he can. A very busy bee!

A simple man with a crazy idea

Meet our Founder

In January ’13 I fell in love at first sight, with a mountain in Kampot. As I was happily getting lost in the countryside, I stumbled upon this wonder of nature. I stared at its beauty and envisioned a place for adventure. A dream began.

After many months of dealing with authorities and customs, licenses were approved and gear was shipped in. It took half a year to explore the caves, drill 3 Via Ferratas and the first climbing routes. The necessary ingredients for the tours were established.

While the Discovery Tour went live in December ’13, I continued to equip climbing routes. Today there are 21 climbing routes, there will be more.

What started as a climbing inspired ‘mission’ turned into an adventurous business with 5 full time members of staff. My manager and guides are local young men living in spitting distance of the mountain. Training and supporting the local community has been an important factor.


Climbodia Guides 2019

Climbodia has been running for over 5 years and it has been an exciting chapter in our lives. Everything changed that day because, quite simply, it had to be done.

Eternal Gratitude

Meet our Sponsors



Climbodia has bought all its bolting materials directly from European factories.



GLUE from FISCHER (Germany)

David would like to thank his friends and family for their huge support and faith in this project.

Special gratitude to my wife for her constant help, Climbing shop Verticale, Kuala Lumpur and to Mootie, our IT wizard.