International Mountain Leader
I am a fully qualified International Mountain Leader, UK Winter Mountain Leader, and member of the professional bodies of the Syndicat National d'Accompagnateurs en Montagne (SNAM) and the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA). Attaining these qualifications takes many years of training, accumulation of experience and assessments. This is a guarantee that your guide will use best practices and have sound technical skills as well as being able to share their years of mountain experience and expert environmental knowledge with you. You shouldn't accept anything less, and it is in fact illegal for guides to work without this qualification in France and Spain. Always check for a guide's qualifications.
Here, you can learn more about what an International Mountain Leader does: