IFMGA Mountain Guide
Neil works year round as an IFMGA high mountain guide, since 1995. I am a member of the (A.I.G.M.B.) Association Internationale des Guides du Mont Blanc, based here in Chamonix.
He discovered rock climbing at the age of 16 and it quickly became the passion of my life. From rock climbing I graduated to Alpine summits and frozen waterfalls.
Neil settled in the Chamonix valley in the late 1970s and, among other things, I have worked as a ski-patroller at the Brévent ski area in Chamonix. At that time I was almost certainly the only Englishman to be working as a ski patroller in France. This work involved maintaining security on the marked pistes, evacuating the injured from the pistes and avalanche control. For several years, before deciding to become a guide, I ran my own rope access business.
Testimonials For ISM
Just a quick word of thanks for the course last week. Our guide Tom was excellent and covered a lot of miles to ensure we got the best conditions and great routes in and was always ready with a word or two of advice when needed - please pass my thanks on to him,
Classic Alpine Rock
Summiting Mont Blanc was an important milestone for me which I am grateful to all at ISM. Particularly Terry, who is the ultimate professional never compromising on safety. Max is a pure gem with wonderful guidance and outstanding people skills in abundance.Altogether a brilliant week!
Mont Blanc Ascent
Our three guides were all excellent: Thomas, Phil and Paulo. I can't speak highly enough of them. They were all good company and superb climbers, and patient with us all.