“A great Alpine Mountain Guide is not just hard as nails, scales impossible cliffs, skis the steepest couloirs and climbs every mountain. He is a meteorologist, a calmer, a motivator, a coach, a risk manager, a navigator and a people person. Steve has all of these skills to a very high level. Having said that, when appropriate Steve can also use direct and frank feedback to improve performance.
A group of us used Steve Hartland as a guide for a multi day ski tour around the 4000m peaks of Zermatt. We took in 6 peaks and stayed in various huts. When the weather came in one day, Steve got us all safely through rock bands and crevasse fields to the hut with total confidence, using an altimeter, a map & compass and a watch in zero visibility.
Steve’s passion for the mountains comes across in his enthusiasm, his knowledge and his respect for them.
I have recommended Steve to many people and shall continue to do so.”
Chamonix Mont Blanc