Lilla loves being in the mountains in both summer and winter and finds it easy to share her passion for it with her clients. She’s guided individuals and groups to remote ski touring lodges in British Columbia, from hut to hut in the Swiss, Austrian and French Alps, and through the plentiful powder of Japan. She’s also helped clients ice climb waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies and guided them on rock climbing tours through Italy, Spain and France. Lilla is certified as a mountain guide with both the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), and she is one of the few female mountain guides to hold these certifications.
Ross discovered the mountains as a teenager while visiting western Canada's best winter destinations as a sponsored snowboarder. At 16, he was introduced to rock climbing through a local Whistler guide. This experience completely captivated him and opened his eyes to the huge potential the mountains present. In the following years, he completed his certification through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) to be an international mountain guide. “I feel privileged to be able to work as a mountain guide and look forward to sharing the thrill of the mountains with my guests.”
Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli-ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.
Stian grew up like many Norwegian kids, skiing before he could walk. From cross country to jumping, he tackled every ski discipline. At 19, he narrowed his focus to extreme skiing in Chamonix. He even influences the sport by helping determine how some skis are made. He is known for linking Norway’s Jotunheimen Haute Route, which has become the country’s favourite ski traverse, and he continues to mentor youth is his home country. As an obsessive study, Stian spends his free time acquiring new hobbies and skills, ranging from photography to free diving. However, Stian is the happiest traveling with his brood and teaching them to enjoy the subtle moments. Of course, he’s an International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) mountain guide.
At 22, Lisi placed second in the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme World Cup. At 24, she became a mountain guide through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA). And at 29, after finishing her master’s degree in sports culture, she climbed the Cirque of the Unclimbables in Canada’s Nahanni National Park Reserve and was also part of the first ascent of Power of Silence, 5.13.
Needless to say, Lisi knows a thing or two about climbing. And she won’t climb just anything. Lisi views her ascents like a work of art; they’re a mix of challenge and adventure, with a dash of beauty and good company. Whether her peak pursuits take her to Oman, Morocco or just to her backyard in the Dolomites, Lisi brings a refined sense of purpose to each climb. When she isn’t working on a new route at home, she can be found guiding guests in the Alps, Japan, Canada and beyond. She spends the rest of her time training young mountain guides as one of the only female IFMGA examiners in the world.
Marc's passion for climbing, skiing, mountain biking and photography, combined with his profession as a mountain guide, has given him ample excuses to spend a lot of time exploring the mountains of the world. Based in Canmore, Alberta, since 1991 Marc is an internationally certified International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) mountain guide and Technical Director of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). He works extensively in the ACMG Training and Assessment Program as an instructor and examiner. This role also carries over to working with the Russian Mountain Guides Association in an effort to help them meet the high standards required for membership in the IFMGA.
Jessica grew up in the mountains of Northern Idaho and British Columbia. She’s earned the title of North American and World Tour Freeskiing Champion and has since made a career in skiing, ski mountaineering and climbing. Jessica was the first female heli-ski guide for Alaska Rendezvous Heli-Guides and continues to guide people in Alaska every spring. She is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified ski guide, has her Level 3 certification from the American Avalanche Institute, has been a trainer/examiner for the Intermountain West Professional Ski Instructors for America (PSIA) Association since 2003 and is often a featured speaker for women’s professional sports conferences.
During the winter, Brenton guides backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering trips throughout the Tetons and works as a backcountry ski guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In the warmer months, he often makes the journey north to work with Alaska Rendezvous Heli-Guides near Valdez, Alaska. Brenton is an International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified guide. He also has his Level 3 certification from the American Avalanche Institute and Level 2 certification from Professional Ski Instructors for America (PSIA). He has been guiding for Exum Mountain Guides for 19 years and serves as their lead guide and director of marketing.
Growing up in the UK, Lucy followed her parents around the wet, soggy hills and mountains of Great Britain. When she discovered skiing at 6, her passions quickly tranferred to the high mountains of the Alps. That’s where she has been living, working, hiking, running, climbing and skiing for more than 15 years. For the last decade, Lucy has shared her passion and knowledge of the region as a trip organizer / leader. More recently, she’s focused on the simplicity of trail running and travelling light. She loves sharing whatever adventures she can with her beloved trail dog, Gertie.
Born in the French alpine city of Grenoble, Olivier started running with his father when he was 10. A lot of uphill at first, then up mountains. He loved the freedom and exploration – jumping from rock to rock, drinking water from the stream and never carrying a backpack. It was later he was introduced to ropes, maps and technical climbing. Living in Chamonix, Olivier’s life is still surrounded by and dedicated to the mountains. Now an International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) mountain guide, Olivier takes clients climbing, running and skiing through a tour company called Chamex and on his own. When he’s not introducing new clients to mountain experiences, he’s going on his own adventures with his wife and young son.
Born in Corsica but raised on the southern side of the French Alps, Sébastien became a ski instructor and UIAGM mountain guide at a young age. He was also a PGHM mountain rescuer in Mercantour and Chamonix. In 2010, he decided to work full time as a mountain guide and to launch his own guiding company, Chamonix Experience. As well as managing his company, Sébastien enjoys climbing new mountains and exploring on his own. His passion for mountaineering has become the essence of Chamonix Experience. He channels all his time and energy into the venture to ensure that it provides excellent service, focusing on the best possible climbing and skiing adventures in the Alps.
Like a calm sea, Walter is known for his zen-like demeanor, which has made many a monk ask for his secret. However, this International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) mountain guide knows that you can’t sail a boat without wind and when he needs to, he can 'bring a storm.' From K2 to Cho Oyu and back at home in the Austrian Alps, Walter has been guiding since 1990 and feels just as passionate today about guiding as he did when he started. Walter’s cooking skills bring pride to Austria; however, when he is in charge of the kitchen, it is best to stay out unless otherwise asked. Walter is forever exploring and when he isn’t summiting something, he can be found spending long days surfing, diving or sailing as a skipper, for he loves the ocean as much as the mountains.
If you have the pleasure to meet Paul, you will be treated to an earful. However, as his friends can attest, this is his charm. Paul has been an International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) mountain guide since 2001 and has guided thousands of people safely through the mountains. In doing so, Paul has found his other calling for coaching, consulting and teambuilding; this includes helping individuals and groups reach their potential through the alpine. His gift for gab has suited him well as he is known for lectures on translating mountaineer skills to all aspects of life and is an esteemed member of the Austrian Mountain Guides Training. As a doting father of two boys, Paul has already instilled a passion for the mountains in his sons. However, with all of Paul’s accolades for safety, he is also known for his wildly enthusiastic downhill mountain biking.
Surefooted and motivated, Campbell's passion lies in exploring the alpine, whether it’s running, skiing or climbing. Raised in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, Campbell has always cherished his eclectic upbringing and the diverse world view it has given him. After narrowly missing the Olympics, Campbell was drawn into the mountains and found his love for long-distance trail running and SkiMo racing or as Campbell likes to say: 'suffering in beautiful places.' He has since podiumed at many prestigious races while securing another professional status as a lawyer, which he uses to protect the beautiful places he 'suffers' in.
Janelle entered the earth at great heights, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With instinctual endurance and speedy style, Janelle summits peaks so smoothly that some wonder if she was a mountain goat in a past life. Janelle holds the women's speed record for running the Teton Grand Traverse, as well as many first females ski descents and first female climbing ascents. She has won seven national SkiMo titles and was the first and only woman to ski across the entire Alps Mountain Range, from Austria to France, in 36 consecutive days. These feats may seem supernatural, but Janelle credits a holistic approach to her endeavours and in every aspect of her life, including the monumental adventure of motherhood. Expect to keep seeing Janelle running around in the mountains just with a little girl in tow.