Our mountain- and skiguides

Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme only works with fully qualified mountain guides and trainee mountain guides, who are all members of the UIAGM / IVBV / IFMGA, the international federation of certified mountainguides. IFMGA guides stand for quality, professionalism and maximum safety. Because only motivated and talented candidates for this four-year bachelor-level education will be able to obtain this diploma.

Our guides are all experienced and well-traveled and will be happy to talk about their experiences. As specialists in their field, they will always choose the best route to take you to visit the most beautiful places and the nicest restaurant. The guides are at least two-lingual, all of them are English-spoken.



The overall management of the programs is in the hands of Edward Bekker, who in many tours also will be your guide. Edward is IFMGA certified mountain & skiguide as well as Level 2 certified mountainbike guide.

Edward speaks Dutch, French, English and German.




Although Ilse Bekker is not a certified mountain and ski guide, she is an important pivot in our team. As co-owner of Bekker Mountain Travel she runs the office and our own Bekker Mountain Lodge, where many of our guests stay during their mountaineering and skiing trips.She is usually the one who answers your e-mails and phone calls.

Ilse speaks Dutch, French, English, German and Swiss German.

steve jones


Originally from England but has lived and worked for over 3 decades in the Alps and is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable British guides. He is passionate skier and touring skier and knows an unlimited number of tours. Steve is an authority in the field of avalanche awareness and traines guides and aspirant guides in this complicated area.

Steve lives in Leysin, Switzerland and takes care of off-piste courses, climbing courses and skitouring weeks for Edward Bekker Ski & Alpnisme. He is married to the Dutch Françoise.

Steve is in English and French (and understand a little Dutch).



Pierre is not only IFMGA mountain and ski guide also qualified French ski instructor. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Vallorcine, between the Swiss border and the Chamonix Valley. The Mont Blanc is his home!

Pierre is our permanent guide for many of our off-piste instruction weeks in the Espace Mont Blanc region and Montblanc ascents.

Pierre speaks French and English.



Jörn is not only mountain and ski guide, but also graduate educator. Training and knowledge transfer are his specialty. His klimpalmarès includes numerous large expeditions all over the world.

At Edward Bekker Ski & Mountaineering he guides expedition trainings, climbs (including Mont Blanc) and (tour) ski weeks.

Jörn speaks German, English and French.



Martin is originally Spanish, but has been living since his guidestraining at the renowned ENSA in Vallorcine, close to our own lodge near Chamonix. He is not only a top climber and skier, but also very pleasant company! In his spare time, he is happy to open large (winter) climbing routes. He knows the Mont Blanc massif by heart, both on skis and on crampons, rope and ice axes.

Martin is the perfect guide for ambitious (tour) skiers and climbers who want to push their limits. He is fluent in English, French and of course Spanish.


Sinc 2018 Luca is regularly part our team. He lives in Leysin, Switzerland and knows his way in the Alpes Vaudoises, Valais and Chamonix region. He is an excellent rock and ice climber - his biggest passions- stays always calm and knows how to give confidence to our guests, motivating them quietly to search for the limits of their comfort zone and make hem go further than they've ever expected. He speaks French and Eglish.


Italian Adrea lives since over 7 years in Chamonix. He is not only a very capable IFMGA certified mountain and skiguide, but also engertaining to have him around. Inn the evenings you may encouter him playing the drums in a rockband in the Chamonix valley. On skis, he is always ready to discover new iteneraries and ski the finest lines. Andrea speaks fluently English, French and Italian.


 Born in the Basque Country, Jon soon started travelling to the Pyrenees and to the Alps to enjoy what was, and still is, his passion: the mountains. Skier and climber from an early age, nowadays he spends his time in both the Pyrenees and the Alps, where he works as a guide. Exploring, discovering, skiing and climbing are the reasons why he makes long trips every year.

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd". Jon speaks Basque, Spanish and English.


Adam lives near Verbier, Switzerland, but he grew up in New Hampshire USA where he discovered his love for the outdoors in the White Mountains. He began climbing at the age of 15 and has devoted his life to this passion ever since. In fact, upon graduating high school, he made his first ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite at the age of 18. After graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in Geography, his love for the mountains and adventure took him around the globe. Some of his trips include expeditions to: Alaska, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Greece, extensive climbing in the Alps and in North America. Adam is well versed in all disciplines of the sport having done one-day ascents of big-walls in Yosemite, test-piece Canadian ice climbs, many classic alpine routes in the Alps and difficult free routes.

Adam speaks English and French

Other guides who regularly work with us are Manuel (Manu), Giuseppe, Gregory, Hannes and others



We spreken Nederlands, we speak english, nous parlons français, wir sprechen Deutsch

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Route d'Emosson 4
Espace Mont Blanc
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Valais - Switzerland

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