Swiss Mountaineering Schools and Guides
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Alpine Guides Verbier
Hans Solmssen and his fellow guides will take you to Switzerland's most famous
summits or on alpine ski tours. See the
page before heading for Verbier.
Stephen Hadik, a licensed mountain guide based in Versegères, takes
individuals and groups on skiing and climbing tours.
Roger J. Fleming, the European managing director of Guidesource, is a
certified mountain guide, instructor, and rescue professional. GioideSource
was founded in 1981 and teaches rock, ice, mountaineering and avalanche
courses throughout Europe and the Himalayas.
Olivier Rodouit is a former member of the Swiss ski team who has twice climbed
without oxygen on the North Face of Mt. Everest. He's based in Verbier, where
he guides climbers and skiers of every skill level.
Verbier Mountain Guide's Office and Ski
"La Fantastique" offers climbs of innumerable 4000-meter peaks in the canton of
Valais. Excursions to Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Eiger are other possibilities.
Tours and packages (U.S.-based)
American Alpine Institute
The AAI has a variety of courses in Switzerland and France, mostly during July,
August, and September.
Houston Alpine Guides
Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston design custom tours for individuals and groups in
Switzerland and elsewhere. Be sure to read
Choosing a Guide before dashing up a mountain with a stranger.
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