Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix
The max-height of experience
Millet and the Chamonix Guides Company naturally embrace the same values – strong values rooted in the unique world of the mountains. Millet has now sealed a partnership agreement to become the official supplier of the Company, starting in 2010. The long-term deal will place great emphasis on product testing and outdoor user feedback.
Chamonix mountain guides
Established in 1821, the Chamonix Guides Company is the world’s oldest guides company and the largest by membership.
Every year, over 220 passionate and supremely professional guides and leaders share their mountain experience with thousands of sports enthusiasts. Since its inception nearly 200 years ago, the Company has been a driving force in mountaineering and the local community. It strives to maintain a difficult balance: being modern and innovative while respecting its traditions and history. Today, its two founding pillars still apply: work is allocated in turn, and an emergency fund supports casualties of the profession.
Mont Blanc: the lab
With Millet, Chamonix's guides become partners of innovation and product development. As David Ravanel, the President of the Company says:
« The Chamonix Guides Company is a prestigious, historic institution. An association of mountain “pros”. Some are descended from a line of Chamonix-born guides, while others come from elsewhere to embrace the profound values of the guiding profession. But all are driven by the same passion… The guides share their values – experience of the mountains, the exact place of the human dimension
at altitude, and the desire to share – with all those who dream of ascending a major modern face; or, more simply, of exploring an easy enchainment of ridges in the summer sunshine and complete safety. »