mountain guide




Mountain guides assist visitors, interpret natural heritage and provide information and guidance to tourists on mountain expeditions. They support visitors with activities such as hiking, climbing and skiing in addition to ensuring their safety through monitoring both weather and health conditions.

Alternative label

  • outdoor activities centre worker

  • expedition leader

  • alpine guide

  • expedition guide

  • mountain safety coach

  • hiking guide

  • rock climbing guide

  • ski guide

  • mountain walking guide

  • outdoor leader

  • mountain holiday leader

  • ski-touring guide

  • mountain leader

  • climbing guide

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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