I have always felt at home in the mountains. Feeling true freedom in remote places; getting up high above the lush green valleys, breathing the thin air and staring with awe at the most marvellous vistas have always filled me with excitement and wonder.
After many years walking in the beautiful mountains of 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 Alps have captivated me, the longing to return has brought me back here time after time to soak up this impressive landscape.
After spending every holiday here I finally decided to move permanently to the Chamonix valley with my family in 2007. The challenge wasn’t just about what was on offer in and around the peaks, cols and valleys. Moving to another country and trying to get to grips with another language and culture proved difficult - but just being here made all of that totally worthwhile.
I built on my experience and qualifications from teaching and leading outdoor groups in the UK. I gained the UIMLA qualification in 2010 and obtained the 'Equivalence' in France. This allowed me to lead trekking groups internationally and share my passion for hiking in the mountains with other like-minded folk.
Having had experience of how other companies operated in this area, I knew 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 2010.
Mont Blanc Treks is a UK limited company based in the lovely alpine village of Servoz in the Chamonix valley. We are a small independent company that has grown from strength to strength. We listen to our clients, constantly improving what we offer, whilst retaining a specialised and personal approach to the walking tours we offer.
Over a period of 26 years I have gained extensive knowledge of this area within the European Alps through walking, climbing, skiing and leading groups. 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