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Simone Simpson

An avid enthusiast of wilderness and backcountry experiences, Simone taught outdoor education in the Snowdonian mountains of Wales for 13 years before moving to the southern French Alps, where she leads treks in the Alpes Maritimes. Her leadership stints have taken her beyond Europe, though—one year she led a month-long expedition to Botswana and Zambia with a team of 11 schoolgirls! Alongside her adventurous career as a guide, she is also an advanced paraglider pilot and competes at a national level, racing in the skies above the Alps and other regions. When not leading trips, Simone spends time with her husband and two sons and lives off the grid in a solar-powered house that she and her husband built.

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Client Testimonials


Simone is professional, caring, and fun! Her joy of life so apparent, and she skillfully helped all enjoy the trip to its fullest!
— Joan M., Calgary, AB
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean
I never saw Simone without a smile. She was encouraging, helpful, and professional. She's strong and competent and makes it all look easy.
— Linda T., Polson, MT
Tour du Mont Blanc
Simone was a true delight to meet and a very accomplished lady. She was a great asset to the trip. I would not have wanted to do the trip without her!
— Jerri H., Port Saint Joe, FL
Tour du Mont Blanc
Simone is the person you want with you if you get lost in the Amazon. Brave, super-competent, a real leader, AND a happy person. None of us will ever forget the night she arranged for us to play charades!
— Lynn M., Great Falls, VA
Great Hikes and Cuisine of Provence
Simone's joyful enthusiasm and energetic personality was adorable! She was always smiling and was also extremely skilled, competent, and helpful! Her many adventurous experiences were so interesting!
— Margaret and Everett T., Holtville, CA
Great Hikes and Cuisine of Provence
Simone cared deeply for each person on the trip, and was attentive to each person's strengths and weaknesses. I can still hear her Wales accent in my head.
— Steve B., Orchard Lake, MI
Tour du Mont Blanc
Simone was extraordinary—bright, caring of everyone, witty, and just fun to be with.
— Alan R., Highland Park, IL
Tour du Mont Blanc