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Max Girard

Expedition guide

In his mid-20s Max made a  life-changing decision. Having worked as a machinist for the early part of his career, he found himself spending a lot of time reading outdoor magazines. One day, he decided that it wasn’t enough to live vicariously through magazines. Since then he studied adventure tourism at college in Gaspe, Quebec and completed a Bachelor’s in Outdoor Education in Chicoutimi. He started raft guiding on the Ottawa River and spent a season leading river trips on the Ganges in India.

Max started guiding with us on the Magpie in 2016. He brings a calm air and diligence to everything he does. Besides being a master of gear repair and trip organization, he also just a great guide. Max enjoys teaching whitewater and wilderness skills, but he’s especially good at making sure everybody on an expedition is comfortable and having fun.