I have always felt at home in the mountains, having the freedom to experience remote places, get up high above the valleys, breath the thin air & stare in awe at the most marvellous vistas has always filled me with excitement & wonder.
After many years walking in the beautiful mountains in the United Kingdom I came across this truly stunning and inspirational environment rather by chance. I first visited Chamonix in 1994 on a day trip through the Mont Blanc tunnel from Courmayeur whilst on a ski holiday in Italy.
Since that holiday the Mont Blanc Massif has captivated me, the longing to return brought me back here time after time to soak up this impressive landscape.
After many years spending every holiday here I finally decided to move permanently to the Chamonix valley 2007. The challenge wasn’t just about what was on offer in & around the peaks, cols & valleys. Moving to another country & trying to get to grips with another language & culture proved difficult but just being here made all of that totally worthwhile.
Building on my experience and qualifications from teaching and leading outdoor groups in the UK I gained the UIMLA qualification in 2010 and after obtaining the equivalence in France this allowed me to lead groups internationally & share my passion with other like-minded folk.
Having had experience of how other companies operated in this area I could see that I could provide something much more personalised, I had a clear view of what people would need and want from their own adventure and I was inspired to form my own company, Mont Blanc Treks in January 2011.
Mont Blanc Treks is a UK limited company and we are based in Hastings on the beautiful south coast of England & in the lovely alpine village of Servoz in the Chamonix valley. We are a small independent company that has grown from strength to strength by listening to our clients, constantly improving what we offer & by retaining a specialised and personal approach.
Over a period of 23 years I have gained extensive knowledge of this area within the European Alps through walking, climbing, skiing & leading groups. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact me for further information regarding any aspect of what we offer, I will only be too happy to share my passion for this wonderful area of the world with you.
UIMLA Trekking Guide & Owner/ Director of Mont Blanc Treks