Guide FAQs:


Q: Is a guide a person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations?

A: Yes.

Q: Were guides strongly encouraged by Timothy Leary and the other authors of The Psychedelic Experience: A Guide Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a guide someone who guides a drug user's experiences as opposed to a sitter who merely remains present?

A: Yes, and ready to discourage bad trips and handle emergencies but not otherwise getting involved.

Q: Are guides expected to have a command of survival skills and an understanding of the ecology and history of the location where they guide?

A: Yes.

Q: Are guides employed by those seeking to hunt wildlife?

A: Yes, and especially big game animals in the wild.

Q: Are guides more common amongst spiritual users of entheogens?

A: Yes.

Q: Are guides Christian Almer?

A: Yes, and Jakob and Melchior Anderegg, Auguste Balmat, Alexander Burgener, Armand Charlet, Michel Croz, Fran├žois Devouassoud, Angelo Dibona, Andreas Heckmair, the Innerkofler family, Conrad Kain, Christian Klucker, and Matthias Zurbriggen.

Q: Are guides those employed in mountaineering?

A: Yes, these are not merely to show the way but stand in the position of professional climbers with an expert knowledge of rock and snowcraft, which they impart to the amateur, at the same time assuring the safety of the climbing party.