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I have gone with other companies quite a few trips in different locations with many different guides in the past several years. I can tell you Hayden is still my #1! I don’t want to go on another trip without him! I am SO HAPPY and can’t ask for more!

Hayden is a teriffic guide: helpful, knowledgeable, funny, and generous. I’d love to hike with him again.

Hayden Buck


Growing up in British Columbia, Hayden Buck spent his youth exploring the temperate rainforests of western North America. Once the snowboarding bug bit him in 1995, it was extremely rare to find him anywhere but in the mountains. After taking a break from completing his studies in Criminal Justice to travel Australia and New Zealand, his lifelong dream of being a police officer shifted and his dreams of guiding began. From hiking in the Himalaya to living in Hokkaido, Japan for almost 12 years, to Munich, living abroad has become a way of life.

Hayden now calls British Columbia home, and his heart lives in the mountains. The Alps are some of Hayden’s favorite peaks, not just for their majesty, but also the historical significance of places like Lagazuoi in the Dolomites, and Grindelwald in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, where some of Canada’s first mountain explorers made their mark.

That’s where you’ll find him guiding – with a permanent smile and a commitment to help his guests gain grins of their own!

Meet Alpinehikers guide: Hayden Buck

We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. This is the first of a guide bio series that will introduce you to our fantastic Alpinehikers staff in Europe. Enjoy and...

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