Having lived on and off around Mont Blanc for nine years I have an intimate knowledge of the French Haute Savoie, Swiss Valais and Italian Val d’Aosta regions. In the summers I am available to guide classic Alpine ridges and faces, and in the winter will usually be ski touring in remote corners of the region, and training for Ski Mountaineering races. I am on the British Ski Mountaineering Team, and amongst many other races have competed in the European Championships, the Patrouille des Glaciers (placed 3rd 2014), the Pierra Menta and the Tour du Rutor.
< Jon Morgan and Paul Cornforth on the Kuffner Arete
In the summer months I offer a range of guiding from introductory Alpine climbing courses, classic Alpine ridge and face routes through to more advanced modern classics. Throughout the winter I work predominantly on skis leading off piste and touring, from classic runs like the Vallée Blanche, to more esoteric tours such as the Traverse of the Ecrins.
^ Ben Briggs on the SE Couloir of the Aiguille du Chardonnet
My personal climbing experience is broad, though I get pretty excited about long Alpine style mixed routes. My portfolios on www.bentibbettsphotography.com will give an idea of what I have been up to in recent years.
> Maciek Cieseilski on the Pointe Mediane of the Arete du Diable, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix