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Base of operations: Switzerland -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 26
MNGS is a collective of AMGA and UIAGM Certified Guides, licensed mountain accompaniers, naturalists and animal guides, who have guided professionally in many countries for +30 years. MNGS instructors have climbed in most ranges throughout the world and trained mountain guides, white-water instructors and rescue squads in the US, Europe and Asia. Our guides and instructors currently offer all skill level activities including, but not limited to: hiking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, glacier travel, mountain rescue skills, technical self-rescue, high-angle rock rescue, avalanche courses and white-water rescue.

MNGS guides have worked for such organizations as Wolfcreek Wilderness Experiential Education School and served as consultants to organizations such as Outward Bound, the Nantahala Outdoor Center (North Carolina US), the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva Switzerland) and several private schools and special education institutions. Our staff members serve as equipment designers and testers for outdoor equipment companies and provide professional feedback to industry professionals. MNGS now makes and sells its own line of outdoor clothing of the best design and quality, made in our factory. We use our company profits to fully support the lives and education of 12 Nepalese orphans through the registered charity Education for Orphans of Nepal, adding additional children as funds allow.
Questions and Answers
M14512 offers guiding services, instruction, treks, avalanche courses and all climbing and mountaineering activities in Europe and Asia.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Founded in 1981 as a US guiding service, we offer instruction from complete beginner introductions to high-level advanced skills. M14512 expanded in 1991 to Europe and then to Asia, now with 20 employees in Europe and 60 in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

2. What is your company's mission?

To introduce individuals, families, club members and corporate professionals to the outdoors in a responsible, fun and highly educational manner. In 2001 we founded the charity Educations for Orphans of Nepal, and now fully support the lives and education of 12 children from company profits and donations.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Every type of climbing related activity from rock to ice, high altitude mountaineering on 8000m peaks and European 4000m peaks, both technical and non-technical. We are especially known for our teaching of safety and rescue skills, avalanche courses and intelligent approach.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Co-owned by Ang Kami Sherpa and RJ Fleming. Ang Kami has been a mountain guide for 20 years, and helped guide the first blind person to the summit of Everest in 2001. RJ Fleming has been internationally known guide and instructor for +30 years, with many first ascents to his credit.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

European mountaineering and instructional courses, and Himalayan treks and mountain climbs of 5500m to 8000m peaks.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Our clients continually thank us and comment on how safe they feel, how much they learn and how much fun they have. We make friends by being with our clients, some of whom have kept returning for +25 years.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M14512
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Mountaineering, Rock, Ice Climbing, Hiking - Climbing Courses in Europe Mountaineering, Rock, Ice Climbing, Hiking - Climbing Courses in Europe

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Two-Day Fundamentals of Rock Climbing Course in Switzerland, France or Italy: climbing equipment, knots, standards of communication and terminology, basic rock climbing movement, safety system.

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Reviews and Comments
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 1  D.Alley Glacier / Mountaineering Training 2008-08-20
"Thanks for an incredible learning experience on the glacier! I had no idea how much there is to know about staying safe, and understand why you were ... view more recommended to us. Its amazing how unsafe I had been previously when skiing the Valley Blanche with my friends! Thanks again."
D. Alley, concerning his Glacier Outing, December 2007.

 2  R. & J. Cutler Mountaineering 2008-08-20
" Thank you so much ... (we) had a great time - and thanks to your wealth of information, patience and brilliant explanations we really learned a lot about ... view more being on the mountain, the responsibility that comes with the enjoyment of being out in the wilds, as well as the excitement and the beauty of being in such a dramatic and unforgiving environment. I would love to come on another of your programs one day - I have raved about it to everyone I know." R. and J. Cutler regarding their Glacier Training day with GuideSource.

 3  D.Hein Rock Climbing 2008-08-20
" I cannot believe how much I learned in a single day of rock climbing with you guys! A friend told me GuideSource had the best and most experienced guides ... view more anywhere, and they must be right. I had so much fun, and learned so many safety factors that I feel like a 'rock scholar'! Thanks for taking care of us and showing us how to enjoy climbing while not having to worry about doing something stupid."
Dana Hein, regarding their Rock Climbing outing, Summer 2007.

 4  S.McCauley Wildlife Tracking & Observation 2008-08-20
" Thank you for an amazing day out in the mountains! We all had a wonderful time and were very impressed at the level of expertise and knowledge our guide ... view more displayed - he really loves the area and knows an incredible amount about the animals and their history! I will certainly be in contact with you for another outing this Winter!"
S. McCauley, regarding his group's Wildlife Tracking Outing, November 2007.

 5  M.Saunders Family Outings 2008-08-20
"... I thank you on behalf of my family for the unforgettable experience last Friday. Jade (7yrs old) and Aaron (4yrs) thoroughly enjoyed themselves and ... view more you made their holiday. I hope we to get the opportunity to meet up again this summer."
Mark Saunders, regarding his family's GuideSource outing, Feb 2008.

 6  K.Schwab Corporate Programs 2008-08-20
" I heard so many positive reactions about the Bishorn climb that I was even more sorry not to have joined you! Also I was told that you did a great job ... view more and showed true leadership. Thanks again".
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the World Economic Forum regarding the 2007 Climb of the 4000m Bishorn.

 7  E.Espoleta Snowshoeing Outings 2008-08-20
"What really touched me was feeling safe and cared for, and being able
to trust someone who took the entire responsibility for our safety.
Thank ... view more you ...."
E. Espoleta regarding their GuideSource Outing, January, 2008.