“Discover new places and learn new skills from an experienced mountain professional”
When you book with Andy Perkins, that’s exactly who you get. Over 40 years of climbing and skiing, with over 20 of those as a guide.
I started climbing and skiing in my teens, and have since then been lucky enough to travel all across the world to work and play in its white pointy parts.
Here are some highlights from over 3 decades of mountain experience:
- 17 days on Cerro Kishtwar’s north face. Intensity of experience is my goal in my personal climbing, and this one had it in spades.
- 2 rescues on Denali, the second of which earned me the Denali Pro Award and an Award for Bravery from the US Department of the Interior.
- Skiing in Arctic Norway with my wife Lise, 60 years after my dad was pioneering there in the 1950’s. Mountains run in the family!
My aim as a guide is to maximise my clients’ potential - for you to exceed your own expectations of what you’re capable of. This often means taking on new skills as well as sharpening your existing ones. The big grins when someone finally “gets it”, whether skiing or climbing, makes my job as a guide a real joy.
“Andy has an attitude that makes him an excellent guide. He has huge experience in all terrains, but it is his ability to judge the client and the conditions and get the best out of the two that makes it such a relaxing pleasure to climb with him.”
Kenneth I 2014
“Thank you for a terrific week in Chamonix. I arrived with hopes of improving my ski mountaineering, navigation, route planning, avalanche assessment, crevasse rescue etc. I left with all my expectations exceeded and having hugely enjoyed the course, including some great powder skiing. “
Paul R 2012
I obtained my qualification through the British Mountain Guides in 2001 and since 2005 I've been a member of the French guides' association, the Syndicat National Des Guides de Montagne.
I’m proud to be associated with Arc’teryx. In 2014 I featured in an Arc’teryx film about risk assessment and decision making for guides.
I speak fluent French and passable German and Italian, a useful asset as I operate throughout the alpine chain.
As well as guiding I played a major role in the Kendal Mountain Festival, Britain’s premier social climbing event, which takes place annually in November for 21 years, though I have now retired from that role to take up guiding in the Antarctic Peninsula.
In my spare time, I ski powder, climb rock and eat cakes.
What my clients say
Great job, nice photos. Really appreciated the trip and the effort you and Kathy put in to make it safe, challenging and enjoyable. Thanks.
Thanks for the pics and info, and to you and Kathy for making it all work so smoothly, much appreciated.
Great week , great group too
Great photos! Thank you for your help and advice. Thank you to both Kathy and yourself for making it a great week. Enjoyed the company of the group and hope to ski with you again.
We’re safely back in a wild, windy and very soggy Devon – after a great trip in the Silvretta. Thank you both for all your organisation and amazingly patient and diligent guiding. We really enjoyed the trip in all its variety, learnt a lot from you both, maybe a little fitter now and even approaching competence at fitting and removing skins!
Thanks again – it was great to meet you both and we hope to see you again on another Eagle trip
Ric and Gill Smith
Safe, challenging and enjoyableEagle Ski Club Relaxed Silvretta tour, Feb 2020
Just a quick message of thanks for an excellent week. Not just the guiding, but the organisation, coaching, encouragement and attention to detail was exceptional. It was a great experience for me and has given me the confidence and experience to cope very much better with touring days in future. It looks like this will be put to the test this weekend at La Grave. I may be out in Cham in early April, but look forward to being in touch again with regard to preparation for next year’s skiing activities.