JB Chandesris

JB Chandesris

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Jean-Baptiste, or JB, has been climbing and skiing in the French Alps since his childhood. His inherent sense of adventure and exploration has taken him to mountains throughout Europe, the United States and to the Jordan Desert seeking wild cliffs to climb.

  • Bio

    JB ChandesrisJB started guiding when he was 21, initially working mainly in the French Alps, before joining the AC team in New Zealand where he has spent a number of summers, and more recently in the Himalaya. JB enjoys the expedition life and challenge that comes with high-altitude mountaineering, recently achieving the summit of Dhaulagiri (8,167m) without oxygen.

    Fluent in English, French and Spanish, you'll find JB is an adept and engaging companion in the mountains. When he's not working or climbing you'll most likely find him flying his paraglider!

    JB is an IFMGA guide and you'll find him guiding for the AC team in New Zealand, Europe and the Himalaya - ready to seek new adventures and he looks forward to sharing more great moments in the mountains!

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  • International Expeditions

    • Elbrus, summit August 2018
    • Vinson Massif, summit December 2017 & January 2019 (x 2)
    • Dhaulagiri, 2017 (Summited without oxygen)