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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 Lolo leading our groups on tasty detours through the French markets, a cultural gateway to the heart of France, she says. When not leading hiking adventures with WT, she finds new adventures through biking and beekeeping in Thonon-les-Bains in the French Alps, where she lives.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials

Lolo was an incredible guide—positive, happy, knowledgeable about the environment, fun, and just such a joy to be around. We loved speaking with her about her home region, as well as her incredible views on life/love/adventure.
— Katie W., Denver, CO
Tour du Mont Blanc
Lolo was AMAZING! Not only was she knowledgeable, as I would expect from a guide, but she was energetic, enthusiastic, funny and thoughtful. She had a way of spreading herself out across the entire group so those in the lead never felt held back, and the slower folks never felt rushed. She seemed as excited to see an Ibex as we were and her love for the region showed in everything she said and did. She had a way of getting things done before we even knew we needed it done. I’d travel again with her in a heartbeat.
— Robin M., Berwyn, PA
Tour du Mont Blanc
Lolo is kind, considerate, and energetic. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she gave us a real appreciation for the areas we visited.
— Ed O., Cockeysville, MD
Normandy and Brittany
Lo Lo is a treasure. The most hard-working, dedicated, professional, thoughtful, thorough, and mature person and guide. Beyond compare.
— Ron B., Delmar, NY
Normandy and Brittany
Lolo is knowledgeable in so many areas: trip details, wildlife, flowers, culture, hotels, cuisine, local people. In addition she was extremely caring of us as her clients, always looking out for our welfare and enjoyment of all aspects of the trip. She is extraordinary.
— Guy A., Woodacre, CA
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean
Lolo went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly. I loved her sense of humor, knowledge of the area, and creativity to make everything fun!
— Judy S., Irvine, CA
Medieval France: The Lot Valley
Lolo is a superb guide who brought her knowledge, insight, and human touch to our love of the French Alps.
— George P., Castro Valley, CA
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean
Lolo is a delight! Very competent, sensitive to her clients feelings, and a pleasure to be with.
— Linda M., Bedford, NY
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean
Lolo is very personable, fun, and caring. She was great to have as a leader.
— Maya L., Los Angeles, CA
Tour du Mont Blanc
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