Find a guide

The guides directory allows you to find the coordinates of a guide, a company or an office. You can also find a guide from a given location.

The guide profession

Discover the world...

It starts with a passion for the mountains and adventure…a meeting of minds, a shared experience, a look and a dream…

The origins of the profession

Before the arrival of mountaineering in the 18th century, the profession of mountain guide consisted of taking those who...

Becoming a mountain guide

Before considering becoming a mountain guide, candidates are required to have had vast and varied mountaineering experience

Narratives from outings

  • Skiing the Haute Route

    The Haute Route is the ultra classic high mountain traverse linking Chamonix to Zermatt

  • Good early season ice in Cogne

    I’ve just spent a weekend in the world class ice climbing venue of Cogne.

  • Its Majesty: La Meije

    The weather wasn’t looking good in Chamonix or in Switzerland, so I suggested to my friend/client Floriane to drive south where the sun is (almost) always shining.