Alain began climbing in New England in 1968 and has guided for International Mountain Climbing School, Eastern Mountain Climbing School and is founder of the Mountain Guides Alliance and New England Mountain Guides. A Team leader and a director of New Hampshire’s Mountain Rescue Service for the past 25 years and director of S.E.I. mountain operations. Climbing from New Zealand to Africa, and extensively in the European Alps. He started working with the A.M.G.A. in the 80’s as an instructor and examiner and have been an actively involved since.