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Raymond Hughes

(541) 554-6115
Course Leader

Hello! Gruße! Bonjour! I am an American IFMGA / UIAGM Internationally Licensed Mountain Guide, skier, and paragliding pilot living in Argentière, France.

As a former telemarker, average pebble wrestler and aspiring mono-skier, experience has shown me, “It always gets weird before it gets awesome.”

I guide all disciplines of mountain travel, including high altitude-rapid ascent skiing and climbing expeditions to Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. My focus is guiding private skiers and climbers in low ratios in order to avoid dramatic levels of fitness and abilities. The difference will enhance your experience and our safety.

I have been skiing and climbing in the Alps for nearly two decades along with nine high altitude expeditions in South America. Let’s put that experience to work for you? As an independent guide, I have the flexibility and experience to create an experience of a lifetime.

I teach the AIARE Curriculum in Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. In my opinion, avalanche education is important for all mountain recreationalist so you as a partner can have a educated opinion on decisions being made for the group.