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Andy

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About Andy

Andy lives in Chamonix, where much of his guiding is based.  He guides throughout the Alps including his favourite stomping grounds of Valais and Vaud in Switzerland, the Val d'Aosta in Italy and the Tirol of Austria. Outside the Alps, he climbs in Scotland and has a wealth of expedition experience in Patagonia, Arctic Norway and the Himalayas. Andy is a member of both the British Mountain Guides and its French equivalent, the Syndicat National des Guides de Montagne.

Testimonial

Cannot recommend Andy enough! - Dave Bossom I'm just back from another great week in the tracks of Andy. - Jonathan Richards Thanks so much Andy for your knowledge, insight, professionalism and of course keeping me safe throughout our adventures. The Mont Blanc Range is truly amazing!! - Tim May

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Having gained so much from over 20 years of skiing and mountaineering, Andy gets huge satisfaction from passing that experience on to others. Whatever your ambitions in the mountains, it's his mission and pleasure to help turn your dreams into reality. In addition to all his guiding work, he works in film safety and also has a major role in the Kendal Mountain film festival, Britain’s premier mountain cultural gathering of the mountain family.

Achievements

Andy climbed the first ascent of Postman Pat on Creagh Meagaidh with Mal Duff. For a long time this remained unrepeated and the hardest route on the cliff. A capsule style ascent on the north face of Cerro Kishtwar with Brendan Murphy, stopping just 150m short of the summit after 15 days climbing with another 2 days of descent after that. Two rescues on Denali with Neil McNab, the second of which earned them the Denali Pro Award and a Citizen’s Award for Bravery from the US Department of the Interior

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