With a knowledgeable, certified guide, proper equipment and preparation, mountain travel can be an enjoyable activity for many fit and adventurous people. A certified guide can take you to places where you wouldn’t otherwise go by helping to assess, manage and mitigate the risks of travelling in the mountains. A guide can help you learn skills to keep yourself safe, organize logistics in an area you are unfamiliar with and find the safest routes through complex alpine terrain.
Canada’s professional association for mountain guides, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, is recognized worldwide as a leader in safety, expertise and professionalism. ACMG mountain guides are recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) and are thereby qualified to guide trips in mountain regions around the globe. ACMG mountain guides undertake an arduous training regime, apprenticeship and series of examinations over the course of many years that breaks down over the three main alpine disciplines: rock climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing. Mountain Guides are also highly trained in wilderness first-aid, rope and crevasse rescue systems, glacier travel, avalanche forecasting and expedition logistics, just to name a few of their many skills. By hiring a guide, you stand to make the most of your experience in the mountains.