The Secret Life of Guides

Garrett Madison has been a mountaineering guide for 16 years, and now owns Madison Mountaineering. Photo: Marc Hom

Garrett Madison has been a mountaineering guide for 16 years, and now owns Madison Mountaineering. Photo: Marc Hom

This fantastic article – The Secret Life of Guides, was published in Outside last year.  I am sure some of our graduates can relate to some of these scenarios:

Sure, the men and women who take us skiing, fishing, rafting, and climbing get to work in beautiful country.  But they also have to deal with 16-hour days, dirty diapers, rogue clients, hangovers, low pay, bear encounters, and love affairs that aren’t always a good idea.

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