Our mountain- and skiguides

Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme only works with fully qualified mountain guides and trainee mountain guides, who are all members of the UIAGM / IVBV / IFMGA, the international federation of certified mountainguides. IFMGA guides stand for quality, professionalism and maximum safety. Because only motivated and talented candidates for this four-year bachelor-level education will be able to obtain this diploma.

Our guides are all experienced and well-traveled and will be happy to talk about their experiences. As specialists in their field, they will always choose the best route to take you to visit the most beautiful places and the nicest restaurant. The guides are at least two-lingual, all of them are English-spoken.

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Edward

The overall management of the programs is in the hands of Edward Bekker, who in many tours also will be your guide.

Edward speaks Dutch, French, English and German.

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Steve

Originally from England but has lived and worked for over 3 decades in the Alps and is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable British guides. He is passionate skier and touring skier and knows an unlimited number of tours. Steve is an authority in the field of avalanche awareness and traines guides and aspirant guides in this complicated area.

Steve lives in Leysin, Switzerland and takes care of off-piste courses, climbing courses and skitouring weeks for Edward Bekker Ski & Alpnisme. He is married to the Dutch Françoise.

Steve is in English and French (and understand a little Dutch).

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Pierre

Pierre is not only IFMGA mountain and ski guide also qualified French ski instructor. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Vallorcine, between the Swiss border and the Chamonix Valley. The Mont Blanc is his home!

Pierre is our permanent guide for many of our off-piste instruction weeks in the Espace Mont Blanc region and Montblanc ascents.

Pierre speaks French and English.

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Jörn

Jörn is not only mountain and ski guide, but also graduate educator. Training and knowledge transfer are his specialty. His klimpalmarès includes numerous large expeditions all over the world.

At Edward Bekker Ski & Mountaineering he guides expedition trainings, climbs (including Mont Blanc) and (tour) ski weeks.

Jörn speaks German, English and French.

Nicolas 

Already since his training years as aspirant guide, Nico has been making part of our team. Since he received in 2015 IFMGA / UIAGM badge, he is one of our regular forces. Enthusiastic and passionate he makes your journey into a true mountaineering or ski adventure, in which he, as all of our guides, takes excellent care of the safety of the participants. He lives, like Pierre, in Vallorcine, between Chamonix and Finhaut and the Mont Blanc mountan range is his home. He guides for us off piste / freeride weeks, freeride / backcountry ski courses, skitouring outings and climbs, mainly in the Mont Blanc region.

Nicolas speaks French and English.

Filippo

Filippo lives in the Italian Piedmont region on the south side of the Monte Rosa area. He is well-traveled, has led many international expeditions (including Patagonia, Svalbard, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nepal and China), but can also be found almost daily in the Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc massif, both on skis and on crampons. He guides our freeride tours in Italy, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc. On as well as skis as crampons you can find him on the haute routes and Gran Paradiso, and is not only an excellent guide, but also pleasant company!

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Patou

His passport shall indicate the name Patrick, but no one calls him like that. Patou earned in 1992 his guide insignia. From 1998 thru 2006 he was responsible as head pisteur for the safety of the ski resort of Leysin, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is an outstanding all-round guide and loves off piste skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing and beautiful alpine climbs in rock. He is also a ski instructor.

Patou speaks German, English and French.

Other guides who regularly work with us are Samuel, Manuel (Manu), Giuseppe, Simon, Hannes, Francis, Philippe (Filou) and Others

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