Hiking the Exquisite Island Worlds of France and Italy

Leaders

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

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Stefano Baldi

Departure Dates: September 17-27, 2019, October 1-11, 2019, April 21-May 1, 2020, May 19-29, 2020, September 8-18, 2020, October 6-16, 2020

Stefano Baldi, of Tuscany, has led hiking trips in Europe for us for more than 20 years. He has spent most of his life living in the beautiful rural countryside of Tuscany, except for a few years in Florence as a student. His love for nature led him to found an ...

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Teresa Baldi

Departure Dates: September 17-27, 2019, October 1-11, 2019

Teresa Baldi, daughter of veteran WT Trip Leader Stefano Baldi, grew up on a farm owned by her family on the hills surrounding Florence. She has a degree in art history at the University of Florence and when she is not helping on the farm, a working agriturismo, she ...

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Mike Browder

Mike Browder leads WT adventures from Corsica to the Alps and northward to the fjords of Norway. He has worked in outdoor settings all his life, directing parks and recreation programs in Bend, Oregon, coaching ski teams, and mountain climbing in North America and ...

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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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Mariangela Lovicu

Departure Dates: October 1-11, 2019

Mariangela Lovicu was born in a lovely mountain village in Sardinia and has lived on this beautiful island all her life. Since earning her degree in Languages and Communication from the University of Cagliari, she has worked as a guide, enjoying her “dream ...

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Rob Noonan

Rob Noonan came by his love of nature and the mountains early, adventuring throughout most of the Americas and later earning a degree in environmental studies from Prescott College in Arizona. He began guiding our Patagonia hiking journeys in 1994, and his love of the ...

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Leila Thompson

With a solid repertoire of outdoor skills including rock climbing, river guiding, and mountaineering, Leila Thompson surely lives the life of an adventurer. Since the early 1990s, she has led trips for us in Nepal, India, Tibet, Republic of Georgia, Canada, and ...