Guillaume Otis is an avid alpinist, rock climber and skier with 24 years of guiding experience and co-founder of the Coast Mountain Guides in Whistler, Canada.
Guillaume began his career in the outdoor industry at an early age and in the late 1980s, as a teenager, he was an assistant guide for his dad, guiding canoe expeditions in the heart of Quebec’s wilderness. With all the hiking, skiing and guiding, Guillaume couldn’t see himself holding a regular office job; instead, he moved to Lake Louise and began exploring the Canadian Rockies before relocating to Squamish BC, where he has lived ever since.
Now a mentor for aspiring guides, Guillaume continues to thrive in the outdoors, training and passing on his knowledge and experience to others. In the off season, he likes to reset from all the physical and dangerous work he does; hibernating for a few weeks always recharges his batteries!
Futures goals include exploring undiscovered terrain and continuing his adventures in Bella Cola.