Bivouac Adventures are a specialized guiding service based in Squamish, British Columbia. Conny Amelunxen is the founder and president and operates all South American expeditions.

In 1996 conny began his training with the CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association) and 1997 with the ACMG or Association of Canadian Mountain Guides certification program. He currently holds an Alpine Guide and Ski Guide Certificate, and is recognized internationally as an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide. He guides and instructs on the rock and the mountains in the summer. In the winter he guides backcountry ski and ice climbing trips as well as instructs avalanche courses, consults and manages avalanche control programs throughout the world. A certified Ocupational First Aid Technician, Rescue Diver, Amelunxen also instructs Improvised High Angle Rescue and Orienteering.

Bivouac Adventures is a specialized guiding business started and run by Mr. Amelunxen. Fluent in Spanish, Conny started guiding and organizing exploratory trips in South America in 2001.

Conny Amelunxen was born on Oct 7 1975 in Williams Lake, BC. He grew up living and traveling throughout South and Central America with his family. His passions include trekking, mountain climbing, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, and photography. Conny started climbing indoors in 1993 and shortly after started making weekly pilgrimages to Squamish. In 1996 while living in Switzerland he climbed several alpine classics including a winter ascent of the north face of the Eiger.

Squamish winters pushed Conny into the world of aid climbing and alpine expeditions. Searching out new routes and more aesthetic climbs, Amelunxen honed his skills on test pieces like Space and The Jolly Roger in Yosemite. More confident of his skills he partnered up with Sean Isaac to make the first ascent of the east face of the Mummer and with Sean Easton to make the first ascent of the SE buttress of the South Tower of Paine, both in Chilean Patagonia. With several different partners he has then made many first ascents on the Stawamus Chief, Alaska, Peru and throughout the Coast Range of BC.

Conny worked for several years in the ski patrol and avalanche control teams at Castle Mountain Resort in southern Alberta. This coupled with three winters working and skiing in Berner Oberland in Switzerland was the foundation needed to start into the ACMG Ski Program. Conny has made several first ski descents in SE Canadian Rockies as well northern Argentina.

Exploring the south Pacific