A mountain course with Chamonix mountain guides
Chamonix mountain guides
Established in 1821, the Chamonix Guides Company is the world’s oldest guides company and the largest by membership.
Every year, over 220 passionate and supremely professional guides and leaders share their mountain experience with thousands of sports enthusiasts. Since its inception nearly 200 years ago, the Company has been a driving force in mountaineering and the local community. It strives to maintain a difficult balance: being modern and innovative while respecting its traditions and history. Today, its two founding pillars still apply: work is allocated in turn, and an emergency fund supports casualties of the profession.
The height of experience
Millet and the Chamonix Guides Company naturally embrace the same values – strong values rooted in the unique world of the mountains. Millet has now sealed a partnership agreement to become the official supplier of the Company, starting in 2010. The long-term deal will place great emphasis on product testing and outdoor user feedback.
Mont Blanc: the lab
With Millet, Chamonix's guides become partners of innovation and product development. As Eric Favret, the President of the Company says:
« Our guides are out on the ground daily, and can test Millet’s equipment in real-life conditions. They are also seasoned professionals who fully understand mountain constraints and can contribute their know-how to Millet. »
Compagnie des Guides of Chamonix's choice
Official equipment of the Compagnie des Guides: