Jon Howell

June 5, 2009 |

“What do you look for in a mountain guide? Training and credentials combined with varied outdoor knowledge and experience are givens. But I also want one with empathy and a high concern for safety paired with a cheerful outlook. After many years of climbing, heli-skiing, and ski-mountaineering I’ve had the inconsiderate pushy drill sargeant, and the speechless trudging drudge; they’re no fun! I prefer a pleasant personalty and a shared sense of comraderie. After all, we are in this together. Matt Schonwald and BC Adventure Guides meet my criteria, and he’s fun to be with. Go with him; I have. You’ll be safe, and have a memorable adventure.”