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Vetta Mountain Guides

Chamonix, France
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About Vetta Mountain Guides
Vetta Mountain Guides create memorable days in the mountains. Whether we're climbing rock or ice, or backcountry skiing, we love being in the mountains with friends. Vetta works exclusively with certified mountain guides, from their home bases in Chamonix, France; and Boulder, Colorado. Relaxed attitude, committed to safer climbing and skiing, reverence for the mountains, and devoted to fun -- come enjoy a day in the mountains with Vetta!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally I was planning to traverse Aiguille Entreves, however, due to severe blisters and mixed weather I asked Rob to come up with a brand new plan that would involve less of a trek but still have all the exposure. No problem for the man...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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robcR1361OA, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Count on it, brudda! That was a good day! See you soon and thanks for coming...

Reviewed March 20, 2019

Rob's knowledge and teaching style made for an excellent AIARE companion rescue experience. It's clear that he is passionate about the field of avalanche safety and stays at the cutting edge of both the academic and practical sides of the subject. He conveys the subject...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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robcR1361OA, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Jeff! Great day training with you! RC

Reviewed February 25, 2019

Rob made sitting in the classroom learning about avalanches extremely fun and engaging. He is such a knowledgeable and down to earth instructor who can relate to people at any experience level. I would recommend him as an instructor or guide to anyone who wants...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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robcR1361OA, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Did you warranty that binding, Noah?! Trust you have and you're out slaying....enjoy! Rob

Reviewed February 25, 2019

Both Rob and Tim were incredibly knowledgeable, and very good teachers. Guide quality can certainly vary, but Rob and Tim were two of the most knowledgeable and personable outdoorsmen I've ever met.

Date of experience: February 2019
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robcR1361OA, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Matt! Great having you in the course...thanks for the kind words! RC

Reviewed February 5, 2019

I can't recommend enough Vetta's AIARE 1 class for adventurous families seeking to get everyone on the same page when it comes to managing risks in the backcountry. Rob and Sean knew just what to say to put the fear of avalanches in our sixteen...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Rob C, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

I think we need a refresher course in Chamonix, Chris-Linda-Emilia-Luisa! Great hanging with you and hearing about your travels and adventures. Awesome crew---thanks for training with us! Rob

Reviewed January 21, 2019

I took the AIARE 1 course with Rob 2nd week in Jan 2019. I have been skiing since I was 2 and have skied in the backcountry, mostly lower slopes out of Avalanche danger. Living in CO, I really wanted to be able to recognize...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Rob C, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Megan---Great having you in the course and reconnecting after all these years. We must've met at Bravo's way back in the day! Stay in touch and let's start talking Canada! RC

Reviewed January 20, 2019

I took an AIARE 1 course with Vetta Mountain Guides and highly recommend them. All instructions/needs leading up to the course were clearly communicated, the course structure was well-balanced between classroom discussions + exercises and on-mountain training, and our guides, Rob and Tim, were highly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Rob C, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Marroooooooo! See you at OR and let's make sure we ski every year somewhere! Thanks for being part of our team....let me know if I can bring you a donut at OR....xoRC

Reviewed October 21, 2018

As an volunteer instructor in the technical climbing school at the Colorado Mountain Club, I had the privilege to take a mini course with Rob. The course covered rock climbing methods that encourage safe and efficient movement and transitions with students. WOW-what a learning experience....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rob C, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Doc! Sincere pleasure training with you. Let's get in a leisure climb at some point, eh?! Stay in touch....RC

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Rob did a fantastic job training Colorado Mountain Club instructors on avalanche awareness and avoidance (AIARE 1), and since he literally wrote the book on mountain guiding, we recently hired him to teach our rock instructors how to improve their efficiency and speed when rock...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

I was recently part of group TRAD Leader instructor professional train up with Rob. Rob’s knowledge of taking less skill students (clients) out on multi-pitch climbs took my experience level as an instructor to a whole new level. I feel that I can now transition...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rob C, Owner at Vetta Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Larry, no way, what a nice review to read! Snow is flying, but let's make sure we get in a climb on some sunny day soon....thanks! Rob

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