Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean

From the Mountains to the Sea along the GR5

Leaders

Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Magali Calcagno

Magali was raised in a small town near Mercantour National Park on the French-Italian border. Growing up, she often spent time on her grandparents’ farm, where she developed a deep love for nature and the outdoors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Foreign ...

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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 ...

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James Fuss

James Fuss is a trekking guide, photographer, cyclist, and chef extraordinaire. Born and raised in South Australia, James found his wanderlust early on family camping trips across Australia. His love of the culinary arts is deep-rooted as well, and as a young chef, he ...

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Stephan Renard

Stephan Renard was born in Grenoble in the French Alps and grew up in the wild and remote Vercors region of the Rhône-Alpes, where he gained his passion for hiking, climbing, and skiing. A professional mountain leader and ski instructor since his youth, he loves ...

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Clive Roberts

“My biggest passion in life is the mountains,” says Clive Roberts. “Climbing them, traveling through them, working in them, living in them.” Since 1995, Clive has led groups on every continent, and often brings his guitar along on the hikes, ...

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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 ...

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Daniel Windham

Daniel Windham, born in Georgia's foothills, discovered his passion for the mountains at an early age while backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. After moving to northern Italy, becoming a mountain guide, and running a mountain hut with his Italian wife, he returned ...

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