MOUNTAIN GUIDE

I am Jonathan Baird an experienced alpine mountain guide whose passion is to help you experience adventure in the mountains. Check out the different adventures I can provide and do get in touch for more information or to make a booking.

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BACK COUNTRY SKIING

Exploring off the beaten track around the Chamonix and Arve valleys, finding powder stashes, developing your avalanche skills and adventurous ski trips further afield…

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CLIMBING

Take your pick, classic ridges in alpine surroundings, challenging technical routes, mountaineering experiences and summits. Get in touch and I will work with you to identify appropriate objectives to meet your goals and provide a very memorable adventure in the mountains…
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ALPINE ADVENTURES

I can help you take on those alpine challenges and reach the summit…
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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Avalanche training, rock climbing, glacier travel, your alpine toolkit. I will work with you to develop your skills so you can become more confident and independent in the mountains…
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About Me

Jonny Baird - Alpine Guide

My love of the hills and wide open spaces originated where I grew up, on the west coast of Scotland, with time spent hillwalking and then climbing. After moving to Fort William I rock climbed regularly in Glen Nevis, Glen Coe and the rest of the highlands. My winters were spent focussing on the great ice climbs of Ben Nevis and discovering the magic of winter climbing in the highlands.
My progression then led me to the Alps where I loved the perfect granite, the big classic North faces and the ephemeral ice climbs. Chamonix was the perfect place where I could climb all year and enjoy my developing enthusiasm for skiing in winter. Becoming a mountain guide, has allowed me to share this passion and experience with my growing community of clients …

What is a mountain guide?.

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What I do

Welcome to the exciting world of back country skiing, climbing and mountaineering...
Skiing

Skiing

Winter

Discover the backcountry away from the crowds, fresh tracks, ski touring, summits, cols and learning new skills.

Rock climbing

Rock climbing

Spring-Summer-Autumn

Discover golden granite, learning to climb, skills, multi pitch and classic rock routes.

Alpine mountaineering

Alpine mountaineering

All-year

Enjoy the challenge of Alpine Ridges, summits, 4000m peaks, glacial travel and learning new skills.

Skiing

Discovering powder, mountain journeys, challenging terrain...

Back Country skiing

Exceptional variety of skiing on all aspects for all levels from fun powder skiing in the trees to high mountain descents on glaciers. The opportunity

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Ski the Vallée Blanche

Chamonix’s world famous glaciated off-piste ski run, from the top of the Aiguille du Midi, is over 20km long. With a number of variations and

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Skiing in Norway

Lofoten Islands live up to their name of the ‘magic islands’ with numerous ski summits and often untracked snow to the sea with awe-inspiring views.

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Avalanche training

Practical avalanche awareness training for back country skiers and climbers. I focus on planning, terrain evaluation, safe travel, group management, avoiding heuristic traps and the

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Make the most of your alpine adventure

Holiday time is precious and decisions based on current mountain conditions and options can make your mountain break more stressful than work! Take the pressure off and benefit from my experience and knowledge to make sure you get the most from your trip this year.

Climbing

Alpine summits, quality rock, classic routes, ice and mixed....

Courses

Joining one of my open courses is a great way to have an adventure with other like minded folk, learning

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Alpine Mountaineering

The Chamonix Valley with the neighbouring Val d’Aoste and Swiss Valais gives endless scope for adventure for beginner alpinists through

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Rock Climbing

The Chamonix Valley has a wide variety of mountain Rock Climbing areas such as the Aiguilles Rouges offering classics like

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Autumn & Winter Alpinism

Large periods of very good stable weather are common in autumn and winter in the Chamonix valley, along with very

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Develop your mountain skills

I can work with you to build your skills and experience so you can be more confident, make better decisions and pursue your own adventures in the magnificent alpine mountain environment. Find out more

Testimonials

Just wanted to say thanks for a marvellous 4 days touring this winter. All great days out despite the constraints with the difficult weather and snow conditions. You did a excellent job finding great skiing for us in lovely places with ascents that were just exactly suited to us. Thanks for looking after us so well. Its a real pleasure to ski with you.

Iain and Helen

Jonny has incredible knowledge and skill which he brought fully to bear to take us to the best snow - not always in easy conditions for them to do that - and give us an amazing touring experience in stunningly beautiful surroundings. I would love to ski with him again - confidence inspiring, fun, just the right amount of challenging.

Ruth Bowen

Excellent knowledge of the area and he did a brilliant job taking us to the best areas considering the weather conditions.

Stephanie Cade

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me either using the information or the form below
info@jonathan-baird.com
(+33) 6 89 82 72 02
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