IFMGA/UIAGM Ski & Mountain Guide
THIS IS MY STORY
I am the first (or second - there is some debate here it would seem) American guide to have obtained International IFMGA/UIAGM certification. In any event, I was the 1st to go through the prestigious ENSA guide school. This is the highest professional qualification available in mountaineering. UIAGM certification is mandatory to guide in the Alps. I am dedicated to providing you with safe, professional, quality climbing and skiing programs whether you are a novice or an expert. Guiding is a very old tradition here in the Alps and guides take their job very seriously. I have lived in Europe for more than 30 years, I speak 4 languages, I did all of my guide training in Europe and passed my exams in Chamonix, France at the ENSA. It wasn’t given to me – I earned every single part of it.
I know my profession inside and out. This isn’t about my vacation climbing trip – I’m here to help make sure it’s all about you. I won’t spend all my time asking the obvious questions on where to go or how to get there. I’ll take us straight to the goods – unlike many “foreign guides” who are (amazingly) clueless…
Guiding is what I do. It is not a part time activity nor a hobby, but more a way of life and most certainly a passion!
So what makes hiring me special?
Most people realize that by hiring a mountain guide you vastly reduce the risks involved with mountain related sports but hiring a mountain guide also allows you to take advantage of climbing and skiing in places where you probably would not go alone. An enormous amount of climbing and skiing can be packed into a holiday in the company of a mountain guide. Trying to resource all the info and beta on your own in a foreign country can be a daunting task. If you are looking to optimise your time here – and not miss the weather window – hiring a guide can be well worth the expense. Optimise your time here, and make tracks instead of following them…