My name is Dan. I live in the Pyrenees with my family. I work as an International Mountain Leader, rock-climbing & mountain bike instructor. I have been taking groups out professionally since 2008. Before that, I was a parachutist in a specialised mountain combat unit of the French Foreign Legion. Combing the two I have a professional field experience since the year 2000. It is largely thanks to the missions and training of the French Foreign Legion that I am able to bring you my survival course. The Pyrenees is my homeland. These mountains have taught me much and given me more than I could ever hope for. I make every effort to keep your trip as authentic and comfortable as possible. My trips are for those who wish to discover the mountains with family, friends or as a couple. The solitary traveller who wishes to meet new people is of course equally welcome.
WHY CHOOSE A PRO?
In Europe, being responsible for someone in the mountains has always been taken seriously. From the early 1900’s the profession of mountain guide has evolved and improved. Today it is a legal obligation for someone who wants to take people into the mountains to be at least an IML. Trained guides are the best at what they do and bring so much more than just security to a trip. We posses an intimate knowledge of the mountains and have a human connection that is unique. The importance of hiring a real mountain guide is more than just your security and pleasure, it may be required for your travel insurance to be valid. I am a fully qualified Mountain Guide and Instructor. I am a memeber of the SIM, Syndicat Interprofessionael de Montagne.
I believe in having a positive effect on the natural world. I am constantly trying to improve to be more in harmony with my serroundings. I live in a rural mountain village and I have the amazing oppertunity to live in a quiet and relaxing environement. I feel I have the duty to share this increasingly rare opportunity with you. I do so by opting for a more personal approach. A more mountain approach. I prefer to contact you, discover what you like and do not like; what you expect or what is your experience; what you want or do not want. It’s by communicating and learning from each other, by answering all these small questions and dealing with small details, that you get the trip you dream of. We do not just want to sell you a mountain holiday, we prefer to create a mountain experience that fits your desires. One you’ll remember. The one that makes you happy. I will not make a fortune doing what I love, but I will continue to have this incredible and authentic opportunity to share with you.