Todd Guyn, Assistant Area Manager, CMH Revelstoke
Todd started working with CMH in 1995 and became assistant manager in Revelstoke in 2007. He has guided predominantly in CMH Revelstoke in the winter months and spends most of his summers guiding in the Canadian Rockies.
Todd was raised in southern Alberta where he was first introduced to the outdoors as a cattle wrestler and rock climber. He attended Capilano College in Vancouver and earned a diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management. He spent the next 7 years developing his rock climbing skills and lifestyle before pursuing his career as a Mountain Guide. Todd obtained his ACMG Mountain Guide certification in 1997.
He is also active in the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) and is presently the Technical Director. Todd spends time each year training and examining new guides. In the off-season, he can be found traveling Europe, North American and Asia in pursuit of the ultimate rock climbing locations.
Rob Whelan, Assistant Area Manager, CMH Kootenay
Rob grew up in the foothills of Alberta around Pincher Creek, and started skiing when he was 16. In 1981 he began working as a ski patroller and avalanche technician at a small ski area in the Rockies and spent summers working as an avalanche technician in New Zealand and then as an initial attack fire fighter in BC. In 1988 he started guiding for Kootenay Heli-Skiing, which became CMH Kootenay in 1996. Rob is a member of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Technical Committee and served on the CAA Board of Directors.
In recent years, Rob has been supervising the maintenance and monitoring of CMH's fleet of remote fuel tanks. He gets a kick out of a job that requires both a laptop computer and a 36" pipe wrench on the same job. Rob is passionate about the skiing at Kootenay, and feels that the Powder Max program is the best skiing value on the planet - the pilots and guides love the freedom and flexibility, and the terrain is second to none.
The highlight of Rob's winter is getting passed on to his son Jon, whose favorite line on the slopes is "C'mon Dad, What are you waiting for?"
Dave Gauley, Steep Skiing Camps & Ass't Area Manager, CMH Cariboos
A Top-Ranked North American Skier!
CMH guide and Cariboos assistant manager Dave Gauley was a professional extreme skier for 10 years, during which time he traveled all over the world in search of first descents. When he became a certified guide, he moved to Chamonix, France, where he guided steep skiing, as well as doing most of the classic lines. At CMH, he started at the Cariboos, and then toured around, working at most areas. Dave played an integral role in mapping out much of the terrain at Silvertip when it first opened.
Dave will be leading the our Steep Skiing Camps, taking place in April. Read more about Dave on The Heli-Ski Blog. Note that Dave was nominated one of North America's top 50 skiers by Powder Magazine. In their words:
Dan Griffith, Mountain Guide
Heli-Ski Guide by day, world-record setter by days-off!
Daniel Griffith, a guide in the Monashees, made Canada, the Canadian Alpine community, and CMH proud by setting an incredible world record last year. Dan summited the highest peaks on each of the seven continents within 187 days, which put him in the Guinness Book of World Records. This record has since been broken, but the achievement remains impressive. Another notable achievement: at 55, Dan became the oldest Canadian to have conquered Mount Everest.
Dan's quest to climb the highest peaks began on May 24, 2006, on the summit of Mount Everest at 6:30 a.m. (Nepal) and was completed on November 27, 2006, on the top of Mount Vinson at 4:20 p.m. (Antarctica). He climbed three of the seven summits in record time with his 26-year-old son Luke -- also a CMH guide! -- and was joined on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa by his entire family.
Dan has been a true mentor for hundreds of young men and women who aspire to do great things in the mountains. He would be the last one to boast about his achievements and the first to encourage others to reach out for their dreams.
- * Mount Everest, Nepal, May 24, 2006
- * Mount McKinley, Alaska, June 15, 2006
- * Mount Elbrus, Russia, July 4, 2006
- * Carstensz Pyramid,Indonesia, September 24, 2006
- * Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, October 3, 2006
- * Mount Aconcagua, Argentina, October 20, 2006
- * Mount Vinson, Antarctica, November 27, 2006
For Dan's complete bio, please visit his Web site, www.MountainAdventure.com.