Our guides come from Canada, New Zealand and other nations with a tradition of alpine guiding. Together they have many years of experience leading people across glaciers like the Athabasca, both in summer and winter. They are trained in advanced First Aid, and carry two way radios in case of any emergency.
All our guides are members of either the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides or equivalent.
Peter Lemieux, the lead guide has been travelling the glacier daily throughout the summers since 1980. Talk about glacial... Peter worked with Parks Canada as a park interpreter prior to founding Athabasca Glacier Icewalks in 1985.
Many of our guides have also gone through courses in natural history interpretation, offered through the Interpretive Guides Association, based in the Canadian Rockies.
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