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Julien has been hiking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing since he was young. After many years in development aid and humanitarian assistance he set up his own business to offer a friendly and flexible trekking service for those who want to spend more time in the wild.

Julien’s love of the outdoors is combined with a belief in the health and mental benefits of a good long walk. ​

Julien grew up in Paris and Burgundy before studying Geography and Political Science in Lyon. He then lived and worked across Asia, North America and the Middle East. ​From his many years in the international NGO and UN world, Julien has developed a very open and worldly view on life which manifests itself in an ability to get on with people from everywhere and anywhere.

There is a comforting calmness to Julien that comes from both is character and experiences. He knows the Alps very well, having spent much of his time there. He is a qualified UIMLA International Mountain Leader and a member of both the Swiss and French Mountain Leader Associations. He lives just outside Geneva.