It’s important to know where you’re going in the mountains… In summer or winter, there are a number of traps you may not be aware of.
In the blink of an eye, the weather can change from sunny to storms, the snow cover changes depending on the sun exposure and changes in temperature… That’s why a team of mountain professionals is available to help you.
So… which Guide should you choose?
High Mountain guide
This state-qualified professional can take one or more people into the mountains, especially the high mountains. He/she will show you the way, show you how to choose the right route, will climb by your side, and tell you about all the techniques you need to know when you’re in the mountains. This is the only guide who can take you to a glacier or anywhere where you’ll need special equipment (harness, studs, ropes, etc…).
Mid-Mountain guide (AMM)
The difference between this guide and the high-mountain guide is that this one does not work with mountaineering techniques and equipment. This guide will help you explore the mountain, along the various natural routes available. This mountain guide knows all about the natural (wildlife) habitats, heritage and human aspects of the mountains.
The activities organised by this guide are generally hiking, mountain biking, canyoning or snowshoeing in winter.
To summarise, a high-mountain guide is an expert of the mountains and who, unlike a mid-mountain guide, can take you into dangerous areas where you’ll need specific mountaineering equipment.