Featured Trips

Danny Uhlmann

IFMGA/UIAGM licensed Mountain Guide


I'm Danny Uhlmann, owner of First Light Mountain Guides. I am fortunate to guide, climb, and ski in some amazing places around the world. My home base is Chamonix, France where I guide alpine climbing and skiing. My previous guiding work has been focused in Antarctica, Yosemite Valley, Bolivia's Cordillera Real, the Alaska Range (Denali), and all over the continental US. 

Skiing powder in Chamonix. Image copyright Dylan Taylor (www.tayloralpine.com)

I've guided extensively over the Antarctic continent providing safety and logistical support to National Science Foundation Grantees. That work has taken me to the South Pole, many locations within the Transantarctic Mountains, and the remote Marie Byrd Land; often for months at a time.


Pow skiing on Vallee Blanche


Highlights include El Capitan in a day via The Zodiac, rock climbs to 5.13a, the Astroman, a single-push ascent of peak 11,300 in the Alaska Range, a rare exploratory ski mountaineering expedition to Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, the West Face of Huayna Potosi in Bolivia's Cordillera Real, and the legendary Freney Pillar on the S. Face of Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn's North Face. I have also enjoyed blue-collar adventures such as our first-traverse in the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska in 2010.

I am passionate about climbing and skiing and want to help you discover the powder runs of your life and the climbs of your dreams.