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Welcome to the home of First Light Mountain Guides. I am Danny Uhlmann, an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide based in Chamonix, France.

I offer unique climbing and skiing trips in the Alps and abroad. Each trip is organized and guided by me. Every trip is designed specifically around your desires, abilities, and the conditions at hand. I look forward to hearing from you.

 
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Winter 2018/19


I offer trips for private groups of skiers and climbers, as well as public programs focused on education for the high mountain environment.

Winter 2018/19


I offer trips for private groups of skiers and climbers, as well as public programs focused on education for the high mountain environment.

The Alps

For ski and snowboard mountaineering, off-piste, and alpine climbing, the Alps are the center of the known universe. This is where the cutting edge is established and where it is exceeded. Not everything is extreme here though. There are limitless options for riders and climbers of all levels. 

Ski touring to Aiguille des Entreves

Ski and Snowboard Touring

The touring in the Alps is unparalleled. With a little bit of up, we gain access to huge and exciting runs on glaciers, couloirs, faces, and forests. 

Alpine ice on the Mont Blanc du Tacul

Winter Alpine

The Mont-Blanc Massif has options of all levels for winter alpine mixed climbing.

Deep powder on Vallee Blanche

Off-piste/Freeride

The name of the game here is POWder. Using fat skis or snowboards on the incredible lift systems, and specialized local knowledge, we get to the goods.

Ice climbing

Waterfall Ice

Cogne, Kanderstag, Chamonix...the list goes on for waterfall mixed and ice climbing.

Steep skiing

This is what Chamonix, and the Alps, are known for. Some of the most famous steep lines in the world are accessible right here for skiers or riders of advanced ability level.

ChamonixFREERIDE

This 6-day intensive course will jumpstart your big mountain riding career. 

Canadian rockies waterfall ice and ski touring

february 20-march 6 2019

Come to the Rockies to ski tour or climb waterfall ice in one of the many world-class locations, such as Roger's Pass and the many classic ski tours around the Icefields Parkway.

 

 Ski touring near Lake Louise

Ski touring near Lake Louise

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Summer 2019


My 2018 summer is completely booked. Please contact me now about summer 2019 trips.

Summer 2019


My 2018 summer is completely booked. Please contact me now about summer 2019 trips.

Arete du Cosmiques, Mont Blanc in the background.

Mountaineering in the Alps

Moderate ridge climbs, 4,000 meter peaks, steep rock climbs, alpine ice, mixed, glaciers...its all right here. The word for the Alps is "stacked." No where else in the world are there so many options with so much diversity. If your goal is to do as much Alpine climbing as possible with your time, this is the place to come. All trips are private and are organized on an individual basis.

 

Aiguille du Tour

Hornli Ridge, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Chamonix Alpine

Mont-Blanc, Aiguille Verte, Les Aiguilles des Chamonix, Deant du Geant...the list is long and the climbing varied here. Everything from steep granite crack climbing to alpine ice and moderate glacier climbs.

Switzerland

The well known Eiger and Matterhorn often draw people to the Swiss Alps but there is much more to climb as well. Long alpine ridge climbs at altitude, sleeping in huts, and eating rosti. 

Italy 

Dolomites offer high-quality and classy adventure on rock and alpine climbs. That combined with the perfect nature of being in Italy makes for a well-rounded climbing experience.

 

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Fall 2018


Yosemite free and bigwall climbing

Fall 2018


Yosemite free and bigwall climbing

Yosemite is, without question, the most spectacular roadside traditional climbing there is. There is something for everyone here. From splitter granite cracks to multi-day bigwall climbs, to speedclimbing and bouldering.

-El Cap East Buttress, IV 5.10b

-Rostrum, IV 5.11C

-Astroman, IV 5.11C

-Half Dome, Regular NW Face, VI 5.10 C1

-El Cap, Nose

 

 El Capitan

El Capitan