For the past 5 years, Todd has guided me into wild and remote places throughout BC and Alberta. Whether its climbing at Rogers Pass or to the top of Mt. Victoria or a multi-day ski traverse outside Banff, Todd creates a safe experience in a challenging environment. He doesn't talk about himself or his accomplishments and I've never met someone more patient and enjoyable to spend hours walking uphill with. I have been fortunate to travel for a living but I can honestly say that the trips with Todd at the helm have been my favorite.
University of WA Seismologist
Having been privileged to ski under Todd Anthony-Malones guidance and under varied conditions I was impressed with his quiet competence and thoughtful planning to make sure we had superb ski trips. In groups of mixed abilities from real experts to moderately competent skiers (me) he chose routes I could handle but with options to challenge the experts. His attention to safety without being overbearing and his little pointers on technique without "lecturing" instills confidence and makes for a great companion. Besides, he has a wicked sense of humor that's really fun.
I generally avoid guides in all aspects of the outdoor world. They are too often arrogant and aloof. But I occasionally have to hire one for access to places I couldn't otherwise reach for story assignments. I've ice-climbed, rock climbed, ski-toured, and ski-mountaineered with Todd. Todd takes you into the mountains because he loves sharing his favorite places with people. He studies the mountains with an intellectual and physical curiosity. Most importantly, he never brings an ego with him and that makes for not only the safest guide, but one that's fun to hang with. Todd is that rare breed of humble badass.