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 speaks Dutch, French, English and German.

Edward spreekt Nederlands, Frans, Engels en Duits.

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.



His passport shall indicate the name Patrick, but no one calls him like that. Patou earned in 1992 his guide insignia. From 1998 thru 2006 he was responsible as head pisteur for the safety of the ski resort of Leysin, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is an outstanding all-round guide and loves off piste skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing and beautiful alpine climbs in rock. He is also a ski instructor.

Patou speaks German, English and French.


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 nice company and fun to have him around. He is always ready to discover new iteneraries and ski the finest lines. Andrea speaks fluently English, French and Italian.

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


Contact us

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

Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme Switzerland Sàrl
Route d'Emosson 4
Espace Mont Blanc
CH-1925 Finhaut
Valais - Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)27 768 10 33
Fax +41 (0)27 768 10 34

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