Your guide is probably the most crucial factor to the success of your trip. Some good advice when shopping for a guide can be found in great detail on the web site of Cosley/Houston Mountain Guides.
Our trips are organized and led by Jörg Wilz, owner of OnTop, or fellow guides, who are all members of their national mountain guide associations. Every fully certified mountain guide is also a members of the UIAGM / IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations). The UIAGM / IFMGA certification is the highest certification level available worldwide for mountain and ski guides and requires many years of experience in all mountaineering disciplines followed by a lengthy training and a series of rigorous exams. While this certification level is commonplace in Europe, where mountain guiding has been a regulated and highly regarded profession for more than a century, it is much harder to find in North America. There are currently only about 60 UIAGM / IFMGA certified guides in the US and about 140 in Canada.
Aside from being experienced and highly qualified professionals our guides are personable and fun loving individuals!