Into the Mountains is a guide service established and run by Caroline and Adam George.
We met while ice climbing, had our first date on a climb and got engaged on the top of a summit. Needless to say, we are not just passionate about climbing, it is simply our way of life. Between the two of us we have more than 40 years of climbing and skiing experience all over the world. Our business was born from our desire to share our passion, skills and knowledge of the mountains with our clients worldwide. We are based in Vollèges, Switzerland a small Swiss village located close to the world renown ski resort Verbier – name best resort in the world many years running. From here we can climb and ski from our backdoor and access world class terrain and adventure in nearby Chamonix and Italy! We are parents to our daughter Olivia.
IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide
Caroline was born in a small ski village in the Swiss Alps. She was introduced to climbing at a young age by her parents. Despite graduating with a law degree from university and speaking four languages, Caroline decided to pursue climbing professionally. She competed for three years in the ice climbing world cup and has worked as a sponsored athlete since 2000. Some of her accomplishments include: first ascents of difficult ice and mixed routes in the Canadian Rockies, ascents of El Cap and Half Dome in Yosemite Valley, the North Face of the Eiger, Grands Jorasses and Matterhorn, the Freney Pillar on Mont Blanc, first ascents rock climbing in Ethiopia and first ice climbing ascents in Iceland, Canada, Norway and Antarctica. Caroline has worked for a variety of guide services before working for herself at Into The Mountains. Caroline was the lead guide for the Swiss Alpine Club’s first all female expedition team, where she led a successful expedition to Krighistan. Caroline was the technical coordinator for Switzerland Tourism’s 100% women Peakchallenge in 2021 and 2022, where she coordinated for all the 4000m peaks in Switzerland to be climbed by all female team and to set a world record for the largest 100% women rope team to summit a 4000m peak. She also loves to travel with clients to discover new places around the world, such as skiing in Lofoten, Norway, northern Iceland, the Dolomites and wherever people dream of going. Outside of guiding, Caroline is as ever passionate about ice climbing and stays healthy with daily yoga practice, breathing and lots of cuddles with her little girl.
Currently, Caroline is an expert witness for mountain accidents in Switzerland and is the new President for the FEB – the group specialised in mountain accidents.
IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide
Adam grew up in New Hampshire and discovered his love for the outdoors in the White Mountains. He began climbing at the age of 15 and has devoted his life to this passion ever since. In fact, upon graduating high school, he made his first ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite at the age of 18. After graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in Geography, his love for the mountains and adventure took him around the globe. Some of his trips include expeditions to: Alaska, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Greece, extensive climbing in the Alps and in North America. Adam is well versed in all disciplines of the sport having done one-day ascents of big-walls in Yosemite, test-piece Canadian ice climbs, many classic alpine routes in the Alps and difficult free routes.