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Jean-Baptiste De Raeck

Jean-Baptiste

2.50

(2)

Mountain Leader- Grenoble

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SNGM 

UIAGM / IFMGA High Mountain Guide
As a Belgian who moved to Grenoble in 2005, I don't get tired of living in the heart of the mountains.
Nothing tied me to the mountain... I was born on March 27th 1983 near Brussels. As many Belgian kids, I played football and judo. I wanted to practice climbing but my mother didn't want me to. "Too far!", she used to say, "you can do it when you are in college". And so I did (we have to listen to our mothers!). When I was 18, I started studying History and I joined the climbing room in Louvain-la-Neuve. Two disciplines that came into my live and stayed forever. Climbing, I did my first 5a, then 6a. I started going to cliffs in a small Belgian rock (Yvoir), my first large climb was in l'Offre at Verdon, and then my first mountain course was the unforgettable epic Snow Dome in the Ecrins.
I barely knew how to put on crampons or how to tie a knot, but I had decided to become a high mountain guide. In 2005 I finished my History studies, left Belgium and started my adventure in the mountain. Training, mountain courses, skiing... In 2007, I was a member of the National Excellence Alpinism Team of the French Alpine Club. That's when I met many people in my wavelength, a great feeling that encouraged us to go on a thousand adventures in the Alps, the Himalaya and elsewhere.
In 2009, I started studying to be a high mountain guide in the National Ski and Alpinism School at Chamonix (ENSA). My dream has come true!
I always keep dreaming of summits, edges, expeditions... There is enough to fill 10 lifes, so let's start now! Either with my friends or as your guide, the mountain is always a pleasure.

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Reviews

2.50

(2)

 

Nicolas

July, 2015

Nice!

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Maxime

5.00

July, 2015

The trips with Jean-Baptiste were amazing. Jean-Baptiste is an exceptional guide by all means. He combines experience, physical condition and sound knowledge of the mountains to make even the most adventurous trips as smooth as ever. He is always in a good mood, smiling and laughing all the time, while at the same time checking every second how safe you are, how the weather conditions evolve and what route is most appropriate. He is well prepared for the trip as well. I can only recommend "Jib" as your best guide ever particularly if you aim at difficult and challenging summits and treks.

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