When booking any guided holiday, your guide becomes your window into the world you will be exploring. Our hiking guides reflect everything we value about meaningful travel. Brochures and websites are one thing, but a knowledgeable hiking guide who re-certifies frequently, updates his/her skills and has a deep understanding of the regions and cultures where they guide, holds the key to creating a safe and amazing journey.
All of our guides are members of either IFMGA, the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations, or UIMLA, the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations. As such, they have undergone some of the most rigorous training possible. They have also met all of the requirements to lead climbing, hiking, or ski trips around the world. Please visit these sites for details about certification and a list of certified guides in any countries you wish to visit.
At Alpine Interface, we’re proud to be a small team of highly skilled and knowledgeable IMLs and Mountain Guides. Whether hiking trails in the Alps or in other areas in France and Crete, we bring many years of combined experience. Come join us for some of the most enjoyable trips around the globe.
A 30+ year resident of Chamonix, Blaise is a certified ski instructor, hiking guide, and mountain bike guide. He has raced mountain bikes on the World Cup Circuit, and has travelled extensively around the world on two wheels.He has an intimate knowledge of the Alps and the Dolomites, particularly his treasured Mont Blanc Range, where he spends most of his free time exploring the many trails and passes surrounding his home.
Blaise is in charge of creating new exciting hiking itineraries for us in the Alps and other places. Blaise speaks French, English and Italian fluently.
Lindsay is a British certified trekking guide (BAIML). Lindsay has spent over fifteen years exploring the Alps and has great enthusiasm for and knowledge of the mountain environment. Lindsay has finally made the full-time move to Chamonix from her native Scotland where she worked as a BBC journalist and producer for a variety of shows.
Her film work, which has seen her experience everything from ice-climbing, to pot-holing, and kayaking, enjoys a worldwide audience.Lindsay speaks Scottish and French.
Karin says her mission is to transmit knowledge, be it as a teacher, a guide, a photographer or a writer.
Thomas moved to Canada in 2005, where he spent his first years doing avalanche control work for the ski resort in Jasper AB and guiding for Yamnuska Inc.
His interest in avalanches lead him to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Avalanche Science at the University of Calgary. Thomas recently moved from Canmore AB to Golden BC, where he still holds out to be the only vegetarian Bavarian in Western Canada.Whenever he is not digging snow pits at Rogers Pass, BC he is guiding for Alpine Interface during the summer in his old hunting grounds, the Alps, and especially in the Dolomites. Thomas speaks German and English. He too thinks he can speak Italian.