Mike Arnold

    Mike Arnold

    Guide: Alps

    Born in the Province of New Brunswick, shortly after, the family moved across the boarder to Madawaska, Maine.  He grew up ski racing in Eastern Canada and that’s what brought on his obsession for the mountains 365 days a year.  Mike received his IFMGA Mountain Guide License in 2014 becoming the 96th American to receive their pin.  His passion for guiding translates to his personal endeavors in steep skiing and alpine climbing.  Mike lives full time in Aosta, Italy with his wife Elena.

    Certifications

    ifmga

    Our guide did a great job of adapting/adjusting the program to suit the skill and experience of the climbers who showed up for this trip, and knows all the variations available in the locale to make that possible

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