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Ski & Alpinisme Sàrl
Route d'Emosson 4
Espace Mont Blanc
Valais - Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)27 768 10 33
Fax +41 (0)27 768 10 34
Edward and Ilse Bekker, Appusuit glacier, Greenland
Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme
Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme is a travel organization, specialized in organizing and carrying out ski and mountain sports trips. From mountain sports courses for beginners in the Alps to worldwide climbing expeditions to the seven summits, we have tailored programs for every level. Edward Bekker and his team of IFMGA mountain and ski guides stand for top quality in mountain sports, whereby safety is of the utmost importance.
We’re located in Switzerland, just a few kilometers from the French town of Chamonix. We also have an office in the Netherlands from which we organize all expeditions outside of the Alps.The company is managed by its owners Edward and Ilse Bekker. Edward is head guide and as such responsible for the program, managing the other guides and the climbing and skiing gear, with Ilse as 'basecamp manager' running the Bekker Chalet and taking care of sales, marketing and Public Relations. Together they are a strong team, doing the utmost to having you experience some unforgettable skiing and mountain holidays!
The mountain- and skiguides
At Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme, we work with fully certified mountain guides and guides in training. Every guide is a member of UIAGM/IFMGA, the international association of guides. Read more about our guides.
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Edward BekkerEdward Bekker became a certified guide in 1987 after an intense four-year training program at the Technical University of Munich. He received the German diploma ‘Staatlich geprüfter Berg- und Skiführer’, and so became the first qualified mountain and ski guide from the Netherlands. As an alpinist and mountain guide, he participated in many successful expeditions. Read more about Edward Bekker.
Private arrangements and guiding
Mont Blanc specialists
Is the top of the Alps within everyone’s reach? Though climbing Mont Blanc at 15,761ft (4,810m) is often considered simple, it should definitely not be underestimated. The mountain can be treacherous due to weather changes, falling rocks and the high altitude. In order to increase the safety of participants, our experienced guides, according to local custom, only take two participants on their rope during a climb. In our small groups with a maximum of eight participants, there will be a bigger chance of successfully reaching the summit. Read more about the Mont Blanc climb.
Our mascotte: 'Powderhound' Paco!
We own a cosy and contemporary styled chalet that host some of our groups. From here the nearest ski area of Chamonix (Domaine de Balme) is only 10 minutes away by car, while Swiss Verbier and Italian Courmayeur can be reached in 40 minutes. These three top resorts in the Alps are all included in one skipass. Read more about the rental possibilities