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Laurence Frison

Traveler, hiker, skier, and guide by passion, and graphic designer by trade, Laurence (Lolo) Frison embodies the life of an adventurer. She spent a decade exploring the world from Africa to Australia, including a three-month road trip from Vancouver to Los Angeles, and has specialized in guiding groups in the French Alps, gaining her French national credential in mountain leadership. You can often find her leading groups on tasty detours through the French markets, a cultural gateway to the heart of France, she says. When not leading hiking adventures with us, she finds new adventures through biking and beekeeping in Thonon les Bains (in the French Alps), where she lives. “She consistently went the 'extra mile,' sharing with us honey from her own beehives, researching questions we had about local flora on her own time, and pointing out interesting features of the locale that we would otherwise not have noticed,” said one client.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials


As a native of France, Lolo provided local perspective and background on the country while her youth and enthusiasm for hiking energized us.
— Cynthia S., San Diego, CA
Medieval France: The Lot Valley
Lolo was delightful! She had such a kind and sweet spirit and a devoted love of nature and the outdoors. She was extremely competent, knowledgeable, and supportive throughout the trip...and lots of fun!
— Margaret and Everett T., Holtville, CA
Great Hikes and Cuisine of Provence
Lolo was delightful and her language skills and local knowledge added greatly to the trip.
— Robin F., Bellingham, WA
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean
Lolo is an EXTREMELY hardworking and conscientious guide and person. She contributed much to the both the hiking aspects and the cultural aspects of the trip. Her enthusiasm is infectious!
— Lynne M., Portola Valley, CA
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean
Lolo was fabulous....her genuine love of nature and the outdoors was wonderful!
— Dana L., Melrose, MN
Great Alpine Traverse
Lolo was a delightful and engaging guide who has a depth of knowledge and experience of the skills of hiking and mountaineering.
— Allan C., Chapel Hill, NC
Great Alpine Traverse
Lolo was a kind and thoughtful leader who was eager to share her knowledge and expertise—plus, she was lots of fun!
— Polly V., Chapel Hill, NC
Great Alpine Traverse
Laurence (Lolo) was excellent. Her enthusiasm and good cheer were an asset to our group.
— Nancy P., Newton Upper Falls, MA
Normandy and Brittany
Lolo's knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy, combined with an intense interest in nature and the outdoors and an absolutely sparkling personality, make her a delight to travel with. She consistently went the 'extra mile,' sharing with us honey from her own beehives, researching questions we had about local flora on her own time, and pointing out interesting features of the locale that we would otherwise not have noticed.
— Jim C., Greenwich, CT
Snowshoeing in the Alps