I am Andy Perkins, a mountain guide based in Chamonix.

From a base in the Chamonix valley looking directly towards Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, I offer guiding services in all mountain activities.

These include off-piste skiing, ski touring and ice climbing in the winter season, and alpine mountaineering and rock climbing in the summer. I also offer big wall climbing and expeditions to remote areas, film safety work and instruction in rope access and rescue techniques.

Living in Chamonix with its huge skiing and mountaineering potential, much of my guiding is based here in the valley. Click on the webcam image to the right to see images uploaded every hour from my balcony. I guide throughout the Alps - Valais and Vaud in Switzerland, the Val d'Aosta in Italy and the Tirol of Austria are all favourite stamping grounds . Outside the Alps, I climb in Scotland in winter and have a wealth of expedition experience in Patagonia, Arctic Norway and the Himalaya.

I hold the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) carnet, the legal requirement to guide on glacial terrain in the European Alps. I am a member of both the British Mountain Guides and its French equivalent, the Syndicat National des Guides de Montagne.

Having gained so much from over 20 years of skiing and mountaineering, I get huge satisfaction from passing that experience on to others. Whatever your ambitions in the mountains, it's my mission and pleasure to help turn your dreams into reality.




Risks and Decisions

I’m really pleased to feature in a new video short from Arc’teryx on the subject of risk assessment and decision-making by mountain guides.

Kendal Trailer is here

What's on at Kendal this year?
Take a look at 2014's stunning trailer.
It just gets better and better.