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Claire Michael

With a passion for nature and the outdoors, Claire is happiest journeying through the mountains. An avid skier, hiker, and rock climber, she lived in France’s Chamonix Valley for ten years before moving to western Sweden where she is now based. Raised in Dublin, Ireland, she holds the International Mountain Leader qualification and has traveled extensively to explore mountain regions and their cultures. At home in Sweden, she can often be found working in her garden and tending to her bees.

Upcoming Trips

Client Testimonials


Claire was FANTASTIC! She’s not only competent and very knowledgeable, but she is also so comfortable with people. She exudes charm and enthusiasm, and it was great fun traveling with her.
— Jeanne S., Portland, OR
Norway's Fjord Country
Claire is a natural leader—skillful, knowledgeable, caring, attentive, calm, clear, supportive. I really enjoyed being on the trip with her and getting to know her.
— Sarah L., Denver, CO
Norway's Fjord Country
Claire is positive, organized, encouraging, bubbly, and an all around fantastic trip leader. The trip ran smoothly—she was on top of everything.
— Karen N., Virginia Beach, VA
Norway's Fjord Country
Claire is that rare combination of competence, efficiency, kindness, and amazing interpersonal skills. I can't say enough good things about her.
— Judy H., Sacramento, CA
Norway's Fjord Country
Claire is wonderful! She is warm, caring, knowledgeable, professional, and a really excellent guide and traveling companion.
— Nancy F., New York, NY
Norway's Fjord Country
Claire was wonderful. Organized, unflappable, cheerful, good-humored, and a joy to travel with.
— Susanne R., Brewster, NY
Hiking Norway's Fjord Country
Flora, fauna, geography, mountaineering—Claire has an impressive understanding of the local environment and was a generous teacher along the trail.
— Lisa B., South Dartmouth, MA
Classic Haute Route