I love sharing adventures in the mountains with motivated people in all seasons including ski touring, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing.
As an ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide, I have been trained to the highest standard of Mountain Guiding in the world, including reducing risk. While I would like to say I can guarantee your safety in the mountains, unfortunately that is not possible. The only way to guarantee your safety is by not entering the mountain environment in the first place. What I can do however, is work together with you to select objectives and conditions where we are both comfortable with the risks involved, and maximize our chances for an amazing experience.
Gearys Guiding is run by myself, Alex Geary. I’m an ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Revelstoke, BC.
I started my guiding career in 2006, cat-skiing in the Chilean Andes. Since then I’ve been guiding all sorts of climbing and ski touring, which is what I love to do most. I used to work as an ISIA certified ski instructor, and I’ve also guided heli-skiing, worked as a Public Avalanche Forecaster, Ski Patrol Manager (including running an avalanche control program using explosives), and a Mountain Safety Specialist for the mining industry. Before guiding I was a Mechanical Engineer, which helped convince me to spend my life in the mountains.
I’ve been guiding ski-touring full-time during the winters since 2010, and mountaineering and climbing the rest of the year. I guide mostly in Canada, but I love to go to new places and have also guided in Chile, New Zealand, Europe, Australia and Nepal.
Madeleine Martin-Preney is an ACMG Ski Guide and Hiking Guide who teaches courses and guides for me based out of Revelstoke, BC. Madeleine grew up in the Selkirk Mountains in Nelson and spends as much time as she can moving around in the mountains skiing, climbing, hiking, or any other way she can find (canoeing, mule riding, kayaking, running). She has been on many big adventures such as a kayak/ski trip from the Gulf Islands to the Whitemantle Range, and she was part of the first team ever to complete the full ski traverse of the Selkirk Mountains (520+km and 43,000+m elevation gain). She has experience travelling in big mountains in India, The Yukon, The European Alps, The Andes, and many remote parts of Canada.
Madeleine’s strengths really shine through when she’s instructing, which she has learnt from many years teaching avalanche and ski touring courses, trips for Outward Bound, youth education for Avalanche Canada, becoming certified as a Yoga Teacher, a Life Coach, and more recently Instructing for the ACMG Training and Assessment Program (TAP).
If you need a guide to show you around Revelstoke or further afield, or have something you want to learn about the mountains, please let me know and we will look forward to meeting you and another great adventure!