‘We are all aware this can be a dangerous profession’

Ben Tibbetts
Mountain guide Ben Tibbetts

Ben Tibbetts is a professional mountain guide, ski expert, designer and photographer based in Charmonix. He explains the job of a mountain guide’s – and why one is often necessary

What does a mountain guide do?
A mountain guide is a climbing and ski expert. He/she should have a wide knowledge of the risks and methods of mountain climbing and skiing.
Their job is to lead and escort hikers but also to teach and share their knowledge to them.

How did you become a guide?
Becoming a guide is something I had thought about for many years. I began working as an instructor in indoor climbing ...

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