For the past couple of years I have guided on the excellent Arcteryx Alpine Academy here in Chamonix. It’s a great event and a chance to work and socialise with fellow mountain guides in the valley.

Last year I was guiding on the advanced alpinism course, with Hugo in tandem taking photos. He captured some great shots, many of which you will find dotted amongst this new website, and also on the Arcteryx Alpine Academy media. He’s a great photographer, and you can see more of his work here.

A massive thank you to Hugo for permission to use his photos. It always helps having clouds in the background to add atmosphere to an image.