Topping out on Mt Vinson 4892m, Antarctica

Welcome to Simon Abrahams Mountain Guiding...

I am a professional IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Chamonix, France, offering mountaineering and ski guiding both here in the European Alps and Worldwide.

I have been climbing and mountaineering around the world for 30 years and have worked full time in the mountains since 1987.  I live in Chamonix in the French Alps and am therefore ideally situated for all your alpine and worldwide guiding requirements.

As an International Mountain Guide, I hold the prestigious IFMGA carnet, which is the highest internationally recognised qualification for instruction and guiding in the disciplines of rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and skiing.  I also hold the Mountain Instructors Certificate (MIC), which is the UK’s highest qualification for Mountain Professionals.

I have worked and climbed extensively all over the UK, the European Alps and in the greater ranges of North America, South America and the polar regions, particularly Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica.  I’ve had some great adventures, made good friends and achieved many fantastic ascents along the way, sometimes first ascents and always in an alpine style.

Another part of my role as a Mountain Guide has seen me working and advising on many film projects around the world, including, Batman - 'Batman Begins', James Bond - 'Die Another Day', IMAX - 'Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure' and BBC/KEO Productions - 'Blizzard, Race to the Pole'.

In Winter, my focus turns to skiing and snowboarding. I have pursued both for the last 25 years and have taken my boards with me wherever I have gone, whether it has been making first snowboard descents in Antarctica, working on Ski Patrol in Canada or skiing in my own backyard, here in Chamonix.

I have a passion for the mountainous areas of the world and also for sharing them with others. My years of dedication, knowledge and experience can help make your dreams a reality. I hope to see you soon.

Click on the links above to take a look at our programmes for popular alpine summits like Mt Blanc and the Matterhorn, our options for custom mountain guiding and our expeditions to one of the seven summits - Mt Vinson, Antarctica.

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