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Welcome to the web site of Mountain Guide Terry Ralphs
Terry Ralphs alps

I specialise in taking small groups and individuals rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine, mountaineering, off piste skiing and ski touring on tailor-made holidays.

 I am an internationally qualified mountain guide, and a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations IFMGA. The IFMGA sets the highest standards for the national Mountain Guide associations to comply with. Individual guides are members of their national associations and by default members of the IFMGA after finishing their guide training.
I am involved with the training of mountain guides for the British Mountain Guides  and the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association. I am a member of the British Mountain Guides (BMG) , Kyrgyz Mountain Guides (KMGA) and more recently the Swiss Mountain Guides Association (SMGA and ARGM).

I have been climbing for over 35 years and guiding for 25 years I have climbed and guided extensively in Britain and the European Alps as well as going further a field to climb and guide in places such as Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, North America, and Alaska.

Whether you would like structured tuition in any aspect of mountaineering, or a dynamic and enjoyable personalised mountain holiday, or just some helpful advice please get in touch.
For more information on my services please use the appropriate links on the left.
I am based in Leysin, Switzerland which is an excellent place to start your alpine holiday being centrally situated between Chamonix (Mont Blanc), the Bernese Oberland, Swiss Valais (Arolla, Zermatt, Saas etc.) and Gran Paradiso (Aosta). Leysin has some fantastic off piste skiing in the winter and great rock climbing in the summer It is very easy to get away from the crowds.
Leysin also has a very good train connections with Geneva, Zurich and Paris

For Courses in Alpinism, Off Piste Skiing and Ski Touring Please see the website of the International School of Mountaineering

For mountain activities offpiste ski, ski touring, heliskiing, ice climbing, based near Leysin. Please see the website of the local Mountain Guide Bureau Leysin


Contact Details:
Terry Ralphs
Le Caracoles
Leysin 1854
Tel : +41 (0) 24 494 11 08
Mobile: +41 (0)79 699 5199