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Bas-Valais guided ice climbing day tours

Enjoy 1 or more days of guided ice climbing, for all skill levels, in the Bas-Valais region in Switzerland, along with IFMGA certified guide Guy.

Not specified

Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec

Occasional

Intermediate


Description

Join me for 1 or more days of ice climbing in Bas-Valais, a programme suitable for all skill levels.

Bas-Valais is a region in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. It offers many exciting options for a great ice climbing day.

So, if you are looking to learn new techniques or you just want to put your skills in practice, then this is the perfect plan for you.

Depending on your skill level, wishes and time available, I will pick the best ice climbing spot for you. Your climbing day can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be! During 1 or more days, I will guide you on any of the great icefalls we can find in this area. My favourites include some in Haut Val de Bagnes and Arolla.

So, if you want to join me in Bas-Valais, just send me a request. We will start planning your ice climbing trip right away!

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

CHF 580 Each

Group of 2

CHF 300 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

Level of the ice falls in the area : from easy to sustained


About the guide

I am a mountain guide and ski instructor based in Verbier, Switzerland.
During the summer, I enjoy very much bringing my friends and clients on the 4000 meters of the Alps and do some rock climbing in high altitude. During the winter and spring, I love going freeride skiing, ski touring and guide on the ice falls. I'll be happy to be your guide and share wonderful mountain experiences with you. Feel free to have a look at some of my programs and get in touch with me if you are interested by one of them.

Languages

Italian | German | French | English

Certificates

SBV | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Verbier, Valais (Switzerland)


What people are saying about Guy Robert May

Brett Proctor

5.00

August, 2022

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Tomoki Imai

5.00

July, 2022

Thank you so much for guiding me!

Pierre Patie

5.00

July, 2022

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dan sleater

5.00

March, 2022

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Wouter Wathiong

5.00

August, 2021

Experienced guide ensuring the safety of the trip at all times.

Fahim Rahim

5.00

August, 2021

Guy was amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and expert skills. I learned a lot from him during the trip. I would do any mountain with Guy in a heart beat. This is your people if you wanna climb in the Alps.

Mark Caslin

5.00

January, 2021

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Kevin Hadley

4.00

September, 2020

This trip was absolutely fantastic! Guy was a very knowledgeable guide, with extensive experience and know-how to get up the mountain. Guy worked with me to understand the conditions, reschedule a summit bid for later in the week, and then successfully summit the Matterhorn. I would easily consider him a short-roping jedi - which was essential for a safe trip up the Matterhorn. Speed is everything in the alpine, and Guy understands that and moves quickly, perhaps too quickly in some instances (not much time desired at summit or for pictures, etc. even though we were the third group to summit and where hours ahead of other parties). That being said, it did not detract from the overall summit and I was grateful to be off the summit before the fixed ropes were full of other parties. A more relaxed tone at times would have been appreciated but I understood the underlying desire to move quickly. The only thing lacking was a more formal expectation procedure but perhaps this is only my expectations. A formalized gear list, an understanding of the hut prices, and gondola rides, etc. Overall, this was a fantastic experience and I will definitely be using Guy again for other alpine adventures that require guiding.

Travis Workman

5.00

July, 2020

Guy was an incredible guide up the Matterhorn. Everything was clear and concise about how to reach the summit efficiently and safely. He was very knowledgeable with extensive experience in mountaineering as well as being able to speak every language on the mountain with other climbers from various countries. For anyone’s next extreme adventure I highly recommend him.

Marzena Rosiak

5.00

October, 2019

I highly recommend Explore-Share company and my guide Guy Robert May. I had a great time scrambling the Hornli Ridge with Guy-Robert which was very professional and friendly. The weather was not prominent for already settle climbing day, still Guy-Robert managed to squeeze me in his busy calendar and guides me to the top on the other day. (!) He easily shared his knowledge and experiences, gave me a few tips, and inspired to come back to Switzerland to tackle similar routes. Lupe thank YOU very much for all your help in finding perfect guide and again, Guy-Robert - many thanks for fantastic experience!

David -

5.00

September, 2019

The explore site is clumsy. it needs work, certainly on the payments. Guy-Robert was very professional, skilled. Good English, very experienced. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to friends.

William Kerr

4.00

August, 2019

Guide Guy-Robert May was absolutely excellent in the strict sense of being a mountain guide. He demonstrated outstanding knowledge of the route, safety procedures and technical aspects of the climb. However, I noted that Guy-Robert and the other local guides working with clients during my ascent seemed singularly interested in getting their work-day done quickly. I came to understand a few aspects behind their motivation. Firstly, I noted the guides don't want un-guided climbing groups to follow their route. Secondly, I learned that many of the guides have back to back bookings and need to return to the Hörnli Hut or Zermatt to meet their next clients at a certain time. Given that this is their profession, I understand the guides' desire to move things along quickly. Unfortunately rather than being forthcoming, the guides attempted to justify their reasons for such speed solely under the pretense of safety. After 30 years of mountaineering throughout the world, I am keenly aware that speed equals safety in the mountains. However for many including myself, the joy of climbing includes more than just the physical challenge. Taking moments to enjoy being in the mountains can be just as important as reaching the summit. Simply pushing a client to move as fast as possible leaves little room for that enjoyment. On the Matterhorn like any climb there are positions of relative safety. The summit and Solvay Refuge specifically come to mind. I would have liked to see my guide provide for a more leisurely stop in these areas to afford me time to enjoy my surroundings. I would highly recommend Guide Guy-Robert May to anyone solely intent on conquering their intended Swiss summit. However, for those looking to enjoy their climbs, immerse themselves in their surroundings and indulge in the technical skills being used this type of booking may not be for you. I regret not having a critical conversation with my guide about his climbing strategy prior to finalizing my booking. I am very happy to have made the summit and give all of the credit to my guide. Be that as it may, I would not book another climb with him or Explore-Share without specific assurances regarding the intended climbing philosophy.

Brandon Hull

5.00

July, 2019

Guy Robert May was fantastic! I could not have made it to the top without him. He was very friendly and experienced and I felt completely safe. I highly recommend him!

Daniel Latham

5.00

July, 2019

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Eric Contant

5.00

September, 2018

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Mark Arizmendi

5.00

September, 2018

This was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Lupe and Guy helped in the pre-climb planning, and Guy is a very knowledgeable guide, and is thorough in planning. I can hardly wait to go again.

Shannon Pettus

5.00

September, 2018

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Jay Lee

5.00

August, 2018

This is awesome! Actually I could not go to the Matterhorn, because I wasn't fit. Instead of that, I went to the Pollux and Breithorn. It is touching to me, and I will go to the Matterhorn with fitting body and stamina. Thank you for giving me great experience

Jay Lee

5.00

August, 2018

He is the best guide and supporter! He made me concentrate and focus on the rock climbing. It was really exciting anf very fun.

Michael Black

5.00

August, 2018

Learned allot. Had a hard time with my fitness and balance. Guy wisely said I wasn’t ready. Next year I’ll be ready.

Larry

5.00

August, 2018

I really loved Guy. He was the perfect guide for me for my climb up the Hornli ridge of the Matterhorn. He was fun, patient and very experienced. Guy really knows the mountain and he loves what he does. I highly recommend him for your climbing adventures

Peca Ahmetspahic

5.00

July, 2018

Awesome trip with professional, friendly and highly recommended guide!

Sam Brown

4.00

July, 2018

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Dana Emberson

5.00

June, 2018

My guide Guy Robert May was FANTASTIC!  (professional, friendly and most importantly he evaluated my strengths and weaknesses to create a remarkable experience.)  I will definitely use him again! We summited the Monch and due to conditions we will have to climb the Jungfrau another day! Very pleased that I connected with your site as it made contact with an experienced and licensed guide – professional and easy.

Elizabeth Stone

5.00

March, 2018

Guy is a great guide. He is friendly and flexible, and I felt very safe with him. He knows Verbier extremely well and I would highly recommend him.

Junsuke Arita

5.00

August, 2017

This was my second trip with Guy. I decided to do the Matterhorn with Guy because he was very good at our first trip (Breithorn half traverse), but during this trip he impressed me even more. His professional skills as well as personality are exceptional. I am now planning my third and fourth trips with Guy. Matterhorn via Hornli ridge was simply just great. If you have enough experience and physical strength and the weather condition is good, it would definitely become an unforgettable climb.

Junsuke Arita

5.00

July, 2017

Guy was the perfect guide for me. He wouldn’t overact to make you excited. He’s always so natural and relaxed. At the same time he has the professional skills & experience to make you feel secured even at difficult parts and he would motivate you when you need the extra energy. Above all, you will notice that Guy really loves mountaineering and his work, which would also reflect on you. I have so much appreciation and trust for Guy. Who would I select for my guide for Matterhorn ascent in August 2017? Guy, period.




 

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