Nigel Higgins

Nigel has lived & worked in the Alps for the last 10 years & has been following his passion for wilderness trekking around the globe to places such as Patagonia, The Himalayas, China, & Peru to name but a few.

3 years ago he formed Chamonix Hiking Club & has led many club treks in the French & Swiss alps. Recently he’s been based in the Italian Alps of Val d’Aosta & has discovered the rich opportunities to explore the wilder places this expansive area has to offer.

Nigel’s approach to his alpine adventures is to get off the beaten track as much as possible, to seek out & experience genuine local culture so as to really understand as much as possible about the area in which you find yourself. Add to these ingredients a healthy dose of FUN & the end result will be as memorable as it is enjoyable!

This love of the mountains led him to complete the 3 year Mountain Leader Training course & qualify as an International Mountain Leader in February 2015.


Giulia, creative yogini and physical therapist based in Saint Pierre, Aosta Valley.

Mountain and Nature lover, she truly believes in the therapeutic and healing powers of Yoga and in its capacity to reconnect oneself with Nature. She fell in love with Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga so she started studying with Anna Infererra and Andrew McAuley, following the teachings of Shiva Rea.

She now teaches Vinyasa Flow in Aosta where she also co-­‐created “SURYA -­‐ alpine yoga philosophy “, a community born with the aim to unify the passion sof yoga and alpine nature.


Hannah Smith – Aspirant Mountain Leader

I began working in the great outdoors at the age of 15 & have a passion for our natural environment.

I have worked on expeditions to 3 different continents, & organized private tours to 2 others. Now based in Switzerland, I’m working in the Italian, French & Swiss Alps, gaining experience for my final assessment to qualify as an International Mountain Leader this coming winter.

Shall we go?!  smile