HISTORY OF ALPINE GUIDES AND MEDIUM MOUNTAIN ACCOMPANIMENTS
1821: The first official mountain guides join Chamonix.
1850: the Courmayeur Guides join and found the "Society of the Courmayeur Alpine Guides".
1888: The Consortium of the Alpine Guides of the Western Alps is born
1895: Similar consortia are born in the Central and Eastern Alps.
1930: The National Consortium of Alpine Guides and Porters is born.
1978: The Consortium becomes the Italian Alpine Guides Association (AGAI).
1986: The Alpine Guides present a bill to be recognized as professionals.
1989: The National Law of 2 January 1989, n. 6 "Organization of the profession of mountain guide" which frames the profession of mountain guide.
1997: The first National College of Italian Alpine Guides is established.
Ordinamentio Figure AMM in Piedmont:
Piedmont Regional Law 29 September 1994, n. 41: "Organization of the Profession of Mountain Guide in Piedmont"
Regional Council Resolution (DGR) 21 November 2016, n 29-4237: "Establishment of the professional figure of AMM"
Ordinamentio Figure AMM in Veneto:
Veneto Regional Framework Law 3 January 2005, n. 1: "Discipline of the Profession of Mountain Guide in Veneto"
Regional Law 23 July 2013, n. 18: "Amendments to the regional law 3 January 2005, n. 1 'New discipline of the profession of mountain guide' and subsequent amendments, with the introduction of the figure of a mid-mountain guide"
Regional Council Resolution (DGR) 22 July 2014, n. 1276: Identification and delimitation of the areas in which the activity of a mid-mountain guide is allowed.
Regional resolution defining the areas of exercise of the AMM:
"the Regional Council resolves to identify the entire Veneto mountain territory as an area in which the activity of a mid-mountain guide is allowed, with the sole exclusion of access to rocks, glaciers and snow-covered ground and in all those environments in which, progression and customer safety require the use of mountaineering and ski mountaineering materials and techniques "
Art. 11 of the Veneto Code of Professional Ethics
"1. The remuneration, freely determined by the parties, must be commensurate with the importance of the assignment, the technical knowledge and commitment required and the difficulty of the performance.
2. The College of the Alpine Guides of Veneto annually decides on a tariff of the suggested remuneration. The rates approved by the Board, although not mandatory, constitute an evaluation parameter of the remuneration requested pursuant to paragraph 1 of this article and are dictated to ensure compliance with the levels of professional decorum. "
Prices include mountain guide services and general organization costs. Excluded (unless otherwise indicated) are the costs of the ski lifts, food and accommodation, together with the expenses of the mountain guide (Reimbursement per kilometer (ACI rates), food and accommodation in case of overnight stay in a refuge), which must be divided among the participants.
Rights and duties
Art. 6 "Relations with Customers" Veneto Code of Professional Ethics
"1. The relationship with customers is often trustworthy and personal, therefore, in the professional sphere, the Mountain Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Guide must pay particular attention to human and interpersonal aspects.
2. The Mountain Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Guide in dealing with their customers must respect the normal rules of correctness, courtesy, sobriety and punctuality established by civil society.
3. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Accompanist, in addition to guaranteeing the safety of their customers, must also transmit to them the technical knowledge and the mountain environment in order not only to satisfy the customer, but also to further qualify the profession.
4. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Guide, except as provided for by laws and regulations, autonomously establish the progression methods and the number of participants in the various activities considering the technical difficulties of the itinerary, the length and length of the itinerary. 'isolation of the route, the conditions of the mountain, the meteorological evolution and the abilities of the customers.
5. The Mountain Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Middle Mountain Guide must require that customers have suitable equipment and clothing for a reasonably safe performance of the planned activities.6. The decision to cancel, interrupt or modify the pre-established program due to bad mountain conditions or adverse weather conditions rests solely with the Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Guide. In this case, the Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Companion are entitled to a fee proportional to the services actually performed. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Middle Mountain Guide, in light of the serious moral, civil and criminal responsibilities that they assume in the practice of mountaineering activities, will take care not to assume for themselves and their customers any clearly abnormal risks and consequently illegitimate.
7. The Mountain Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Middle Mountain Guide have the right - duty to interrupt the program if the customer is not suitable for achieving the agreed objectives or does not comply with the recommendations aimed at guaranteeing the safety of the progression. In this case, the Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Companion are entitled to a fee equal to the entire agreed rate and in any case not less than the guide day established by the Regional College.
8. Compatibly with the safety requirements of the progression, the customer can decide at any time to cancel, interrupt or modify the pre-established program, bearing in mind that in this case the Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Guide are entitled to a fee equal to full rate agreed and in any case not less than the guide day established by the Regional College.
9. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Accompanist in professional relationships with individuals, institutions, schools, associations, or alpine clubs must prevail the rules deriving from the correct application of the progression and insurance techniques that are taught during professional training courses. They therefore have the right - duty to refuse any assignment that may involve clearly excessive risks both for themselves and for their customers. The Mountain Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Middle Mountain Guide are required to inform the President of the College to which they belong of the difficulties encountered with the aforementioned subjects if they present a level of severity such as to be considered incompatible with the respect of the duties of the profession.
10. The Mountain Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Guide must ensure that the conditions relating to their assignment such as objectives, rates and management of any unforeseen events are known and accepted without ambiguity or reservations by their customers. "
Contracts and responsibilities
Art. 2 Veneto Code of Professional Ethics
"1. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Accompanist who stipulate a contract, generally verbal, for the performance of hiking, mountaineering and ski mountaineering activities, are responsible for the safety of the customers.
2. Awareness of acting in risky conditions implies prudence, diligence, technical expertise and the observance of the concepts learned in professional training courses. The assessment of human capabilities and the conditions of the mountain must be carried out with caution and humility. "
Behavior in the environment and in the shelter
Art. 4 Veneto Code of Professional Ethics
"1. The practice of mountaineering, ski-mountaineering and climbing must take place in a context of balanced respect for the natural environment. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Guide must convey to the customer with the words and with the examples a concrete and measured sense of respect for the environment with particular regard not only to the naturalistic aspects but also to the human aspects of the mountain.
2. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Accompanist must maintain relationships marked by a particular correctness and spirit of collaboration with the inhabitants of the mountains and with the professionals of the Alpine environment.
3. The Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Mid-Mountain Accompanist must have an attitude of concern and convey to their customers a particular sense of respect for all mountaineering structures and infrastructures or traditionally linked to the culture of the mountains. "
Accident in the mountains
Art. 10 Veneto Code of Professional Ethics
"1. As foreseen by Art. 13 of the L. r. January 3, 2005 N. 1 'New discipline of the profession of mountain guide', the Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide and the Medium Mountain Guide are required, in case of accidents in the mountains or in any case of danger for mountaineers to provide their own rescue work. The rescue work of an Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide or Middle Mountain Companion must not, however, compromise a reasonable standard of safety for its customers .
2. If the Alpine Guide or Aspiring Guide or the Mid-Mountain Companion has to intervene in rescue operations, they can also leave their customers alone in the mountains as long as normal safety standards are not reasonably compromised. "
All rates include coverage for recovery and rescue costs, including the use of the helicopter.
However, purchasing an insurance plan is highly recommended to protect you from the unexpected.
If you choose not to purchase the insurance, you assume full responsibility for all expenses incurred in the event of a medical emergency and health care costs.
In the mountains, as already mentioned, there is no "zero risk" as there is always a certain risk.
Despite the full assistance of a qualified and professionally trained Medium Mountain Guide or Mountain Guide to guarantee the maximum possible safety, there may be residual objective dangers in the mountains.
By registering, you acknowledge these dangers, and renounce any claim for damages and to charge any other responsibility to the Mid-Mountain Accompanying or Alpine Guides who will accompany you.
Reservations and balance
My time is as precious as what you decide to use for yourselves in the days that we will work together for a successful experience.
All the activities that I propose, always have an alternative in place in case of STRONG bad weather such as to compromise safety during the excursion.
At each agreed date there will be activities, route variants and alternative locations specified in advance in the participation posters to fill any conditions of possible bad weather.
Participation in the activities is confirmed ONLY by BOOKING. The reservation is to be considered confirmed only after the advance payment of the entire participation fee and my subsequent written confirmation of payment.
To register, simply click on the posters on this site, accept the "Terms and Conditions" with a click and confirm your presence by paying the participation fee.
The price varies according to the number of participants and the chosen route.
Reservations can be made online or by e-mail. The contacts are always available in the "Contacts" menu on this site.
In case of impediments or unforeseen events due to force majeure, the fee will be refunded in full upon written communication by e-mail.
The amount must be paid at the time of registration by bank transfer to the coordinates that will always be communicated to you by e-mail.
The activity posters for registration will be visible on this site until the day before departure.
If there are particular situations such that you cannot register according to this protocol, I invite you to contact me, explain the reason and together find the solution that best suits your needs in a flexible way.