About Mountain Spirit Guides

Founded in 2000 by Wolfgang Huber.

Based in the Mont Blanc massif and the Alps, but operating world wide, we have successfully organized and guided numerous outdoor adventures, film safety, climbing, skiing, family and corporate activities.

Our goal is to be the best; we aim to provide the best possible service and experience for you on your outdoor adventure.

Additionally we have a strong desire to minimize the environmental impact of our activities and to support local mountain communities. We work towards sustainable mountain activities and preservation of the alpine environment.

Chamonix Ski & Mountain guides

We work with a small number of guides from different countries sharing our passion. All guides are qualified by IFMGA/UIAGM guide education and speak fluent English.

Becoming a guide is not just a profession you choose. You spend many years climbing and skiing before you actually are able to apply for the IFMGA mountain guide education.

Lucky but true, some day our passion became our work.

To successfully achieve difficult climbs you need to be very motivated and focused.

We are the most motivated to provide you an unforgettable and unique adventure.

Wolfgang Huber – Head Mountain Guide

Wolfgang has lived in Chamonix since 2000. Travelling all over the world in the search of adventures “it always feels great to come back home to Chamonix “. In 2000 he completed his UIAGM mountain guide education as one of the youngest in Austria. Today he is a well-experienced guide and skier, who enjoys skiing and climbing more than anything. Additional to his experience in steep skiing and in Big Mountain competitions, he has also been a safety consultant for Match Stick Production filming on focused in Norway.

Languages: German, English, and French.

Eva Eskilsson – Mountain Guide, Web Master

Eva is a passionate climber and free skier, exploring the mountains most days of the year. She is a IFMGA/UIAGM guide, as well as a Climbing and Canyoning Instructor certified in France (B.E.E.S).

Born in Sweden 1982, sports and being in the outdoors have always been the major interests. While completing her Master of Science degree and competing internationally in gymnastics she also fit in a lot of travelling, finally settling for Chamonix.

Eva now runs the Mountain Spirit office together with Wolfgang. She is responsible for this web site, all marketing strategies, and acts as our social media coordinator.

Loving to travel and explore, Eva and Wolfgang spend a lot of time developing and creating new programs and courses. Always staying ahead when it comes to offering new adventures to our returning clients.

Languages: Swedish, English, French, Danish.

Paolo Paglino – Mountain Guide

Born in Italy in 1967 he lives in Rassa, a pretty village south of Monte Rosa.

Paolo successfully completed the selective UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide Course in Italy and has been guiding in the Alps since 1993. He has professionally led treks and climbing expeditions in Nepal, South America and Africa too.
Since 1997 he is also an examiner for the UIAGM Italian Mountain Guide Courses involved in guide safety, climbing and ski techniques.

Under his guidance you will surely improve your knowledge of the mountains. It is always a great experience to be in the mountain with Paolo!

Languages: Italian, English, and French.

Nikos Hadjis – Mountain Guide

Born in 1973 in Athens, Greece. At the age of 15 he realized that he had enough of the big city life and took off to the mountains, which from then on until today he calls his home.

His first visit to the Mont Blanc area and the Alps was at 1993, since then he spent most of the time in the Alps guiding and enjoying granite, ice and snow by practising all the different mountain disciplines.

Nikos became an UIAGM mountain guide in 2004, but for the past 23 years his appetite for climbing and skiing has only increased and he never gets enough of it.

Languages: Greek and English. He also falters words in Italian, French, Norwegian, and German too.

Linus Kulstad – Mountain Guide

Linus has been skiing since being a toddler. In his teens he started rock climbing, but it was first when he went to an out-door-school on Lofoten, Norway, in 1996 that he got completely sold on the mountains and all the adventures they offer. After exploring the Scandinavian mountains for a few years it was time to have a look around Europe. In 1999 he did his first winter season in the Alps and have returned every year since then.

In 2004 Linus started his mountain guide education in Sweden and have had his base in Chamonix since then. By now Linus is an experienced UIAGM mountain guide knowing many ski and climbing areas in the Alps and Norway as well as his own backyard, but still he continues to explore…

Languages: Swedish and English.

Skiing and Climbing Locations Where We Guide

For many years we have climbed, skied and travelled with clients and friends to the world’s best outdoor adventure locations. Famous or still unexplored, we gathered local knowledge and information.

If you do not find a detailed program for your climbing or ski trip on our website contact us and get your personal program at a private rate!

Rock Climbing

FRANCE: South east (from Ceuse to Calanques) – Chamonix
ITALY: Sardinia and SicilyLigurian Coast (Finale) – Vallee del Orco – Garda Lake (Arco)
SPAIN: El Chorro – Mallos de Riglos – Rodellar
AUSTRIA: Karawanken – Dachstein – Gesäses – Großglockner
GREECE: Kalymnos and Meteora
SWEDEN: Bohuslan
NORWAY: Lofoten Islands
USA: Yosemite – Indian Creek – Zion – Red rocks
MADAGASCAR: Tsaranoro

Via Ferrata

FRANCE: Chamonix
AUSTRIA: Karawanken
ITALY: Dolomites

Alpine Climbing and Mountaineering

FRANCE: Chamonix, Mont Blanc mountain range
SWITZERLAND: Valais – Berner Oberland – Bernina
AUSTRIA: Großglockner
ITALY: Monte Rosa, Dolomites

Ski Touring

FRANCE: Chamonix, Mont Blanc massif
ITALY: Grand Paradiso region
AUSTRIA: Gross Glockner
SLOVENIA: Julian Alps
NORWAY: Lyngen Alps, Lofoten Islands

Off Piste Skiing

FRANCE: Chamonix, Mont Blanc massif
AUSTRIA: St.Anton am Arlberg
ITALY: Alagna
CANADA/USA: Road-trip Canada, Alaska
JAPAN: Hokkaido

Ice Clibming

FRANCE: Chamonix Valley
ITALY: Cogne
SWEDEN: Abisko