Markus Beck has come full circle. The Swiss born native grew up skiing and climbing in his home country before achieving his Master’s degree in PE from the University of Bern. While working as a ski and snowboard instructor in Davos, he followed his heart to the US, where he traded it in for full international guiding certification through the AmericanMountain Guides Association. Since 2000 he has fronted Alpine World Ascents, an internationally recognized guiding outfit that is based out of Boulder, Colorado. In addition to his mountain credentials, and Level 3 ski and snowboard instructor certification, the SCARPA partner is also quite the polyglot, who speaks six languages.