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Neil Hitchings IFMGA Mountain Guide

Neil Hitchings Guiding on the Summit Ridge of the Monte Rosa, Swiss / Italian Alps

Neil is a familiar and friendly face on the Chamonix climbing, skiing & guiding scene and has been since the the late 1970's. Having discovered rock climbing at the age of 16 this quickly became the passion Neil's life. From rock climbing he graduated to Alpine summits and frozen waterfalls.

Neil settled in the Chamonix valley in the late 1970s and worked as a ski-patroller at the Brévent ski area in Chamonix. At that time he was almost certainly the only Englishman to be working as a ski patroller in France. This work involved maintaining security on the marked pistes, evacuating the injured from the pistes and avalanche control. For several years, before deciding to become a guide he ran his own rope access business.

Since 1995 Neil has worked year round as a fully qualified U.I.A.G.M. guide. He is a member of the (A.I.G.M.B.) Association Internationale des Guides du Mont Blanc, based here in Chamonix.

Neil's vast experience, local knowledge and good company make him a great companion for your Chamonix based Mountain Adventures....