The Mountain Guide Manual
The entire first printing sold out in a month--great! We have a limited number of copies available and the publisher will have more by mid-July.
The definitive text for advanced climbers and mountain guides
Marc and I wrote The Manual during the spring and summer of 2016. We met during my studies and exams to become an IFMGA-licensed mountain guide, over the span of five or six years. Marc is one of the senior-most instructors/examiners for the AMGA and luckily I didn't blow it in front of him!
Marc was the third American to earn the IFMGA credential--or get his "pin" as guides say--back in the late '90s. I recognized Marc's immense talent as a guide and instructor, so when he stepped back from the AMGA I immediately suggested, "Hey, we should write a book."
More than two years after that first conversation, we're both proud to see The Manual in print. Geared towards advanced alpine and rock climbers (skiers will glean some technical tricks from it, too), it is now required reading for all candidates entering those disciplines in the AMGA. There's no other book out there like it, in terms of tried-and-true guide techniques.
Recreationalists and mountain guides alike will benefit from Chauvin's three-plus-decades of experience and research. Thanks for considering a purchase! Click HERE to bump to a secure page on which you can buy it.