Director of Operations for Leading Edge Concepts
Chief Guide and Director of Mountain Operations offering specialized training courses for the past 20 years. Working exclusively with Military Special Operation Forces (USAF Pararescue, Combat Controlers, SERE, BORSTAR, Navy SEALS).
Specializing in training teams in efficient mountain operations, with a focus on "adaptive rescue systems", applicable to the career field today.
American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock and Alpine Guide.
Instructor and Examiner for the American Mountain Guides Association (A.M.G.A.)
2009 A.M.G.A. Guide of the Year Award.
A.M.G.A. "Life Time Achievment Award".
Previous CFII Gold Seal flight Instructor
Team Leader for MRS ( Mountain Rescue Service), in the White Mountains.
I have been working as an instructor and guide since the early 70's, climbing from New Zealand to Africa, and extensively in the European Alps. Founder and owner New England Mountain Guides. Chief guide and developer of all Mountain Ops programs for the original S.E.I.
Developer of the "Adaptive Rope Kit" (A.R.Kit).
Founder/Owner and Chief Guide for Mountain Sense IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide Instructor for S.E.I.Trainer for Department of Defense Military Special Opertions Teams. National Instructor Team Member for the American Mountain Guides Association.American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Mountaineering Guide .
Each of the last 8 years, I've spent months training Special Operations Teams for the Department of Defense, educating very dedicated individuals on mountain travel, cold weather operations and high angle rescue skills. This has been an eye opener towards understanding the versatility of rope systems, materials, skill sets, and their application. Adapting tools and skills for tactical use and moving larger teams in the mountains with minimal equipment offer compelling challenges that interest me.
Ascents in Alaska, Patagonia, China, Norway, France, Switzerland, Italy, Namibia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Western Canada, Alaska, Eastern Sierras, Yosemite, Cascades, Tetons, Rockies, and extensive experience in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.
Founder Mooney Mountain Guides IFMGA Licensed Mountain
National Instructor Team Member for the American Mountain Guides Association
American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski
2013 A.M.G.A. Guide of the Year award.
Mountaineering GuideInstructor for the original S.E.I. training Special Operations Teams for the Department of Defense.
35 years climbing experience, leader of climbing expeditions to Alaska, Bolivia and Argentina Ascents in the USA, Canada, France, and Argentina Alpine style ascents in the Cascades, Tetons, and Colorado Rockies
Founder/Owner and Chief Guide "Chauvin Guides International"
IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide
American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Mountaineering Guide
Full time summer guide Exum Mountain Guides, Grand Teton National Park
National Instructor / Examiner Team Member for the American Mountain Guides Association
Instructor for the original S.E.I. training Special Operations Teams
Marc started guiding high altitude climbs in 1986 including numerous trips to Mount McKinley, Aconcagua, the Himalayas, Ecuador and Peru. Seeing the need for professional standards in mountain guiding, Marc became involved with the American Mountain Guides Association, helping to develop its rock guides program as well as serving as an instructor and examiner.