Thomas Vialletet

Thomas Vialletet

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

French guide Thomas Vialletet is never short of a smile! Having first joined the Adventure Consultants New Zealand team for a summer of guiding in 2015, Thomas returned to his native Alps to become a mainstay of our European team, and now resides and guides in NZ again.

  • Bio

    Thomas Vialletet cropped squareThomas is a qualified IFMGA Climbing and Ski Guide. He grew up in a small town in the Alps in the south of France. He started skiing when he was 11 years old, and climbing and mountaineering at the age of 13 years old. He was selected for a national alpinist mountaineering team in France from 2009-2012, which focuses on improving skills and safety in the mountains.

    He has travelled extensively throughout Europe skiing and climbing and his passion for travel has also led him through Asia, North America, Africa, Australia and now New Zealand. Thomas looks forward to meeting you soon and sharing with you his passion for the mountains!

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  • Thomas' Testimonials

    "Thomas was exceptional, and I’m sure you have been told that many times by other clients. He is able to project total focus on safety while still being relaxed and gentle, and he was always very clear about what he needed from me. I learned a lot from him, and became a better climber/mountaineer because of his instruction. It was great to be with someone who really liked what his chosen career was—I could sense how much he enjoyed climbing and being in the mountains.  I felt very safe with him, and I enjoyed his company and personality immensely. It was also clear that he was liked and respected by other guides and mountain staff."
    Daniel Bonallack, New Zealand, Eiger, 2019

    "Thomas was fantastic. Very friendly and encouraging, he is a good teacher and allowed me to learn through experience in a safe way. He helped me build my confidence both on the mountains/glacier and rock which has made me believe that my future mountaineering goals are definitely achievable."
    Annie Paras, MIC 2018

    "Thomas was absolutely brilliant, would love to climb with him again as he is def one of the best guides I have ever had. He is also very honest and good giving feedback to develop your skills so really appreciated the time with him."
    Eeva Karhula, Mont Blanc Course and Ascent 2017

    "The leadership was good. At times, I could observe the guide thinking over in his head the possible decisions to make. He was very decisive and confident in his actions."
    Michael Shep, Mont Blanc Course and Ascent 2017