Hiking the Haute Route

High Alps Traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt

Leaders

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

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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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Killian Buckley

Killian Buckley grew up at the foot of the mountains in the McGillicuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest range. He spent his youth climbing in these mountains, but it wasn’t until he returned from London, where he worked as a chef in one of the city’s top ...

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Heather Florence

Heather Florence was raised in the north of England and developed her love of the mountains early while on family hiking trips in North Wales and the Lake District. The lure of the mountains eventually led her to Chamonix, France, where she lives in her tiny ...

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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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Jonny Kaye

From the peaks of the French Alps to Italy’s Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales in England, Jonny Kaye has traveled and traversed countless mountain ranges, guiding groups of intrepid hikers along the way. “I spend every minute of my spare time either ...

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Tania Masi

Born in Florence, Italy, of an American mother and proud Florentine father, Tania Masi was raised with an appreciation for both American and European cultures. Her passion for hiking has started at a very early age and today she holds an International Mountain Leader ...

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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, ...

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Alex Nagy

Alex Nagy was born and raised in Brasov, in the heart of legendary Transylvania, close to Romania's highest mountains, the Fagaras. At an early age, he was fascinated by the magnificent image of these peaks, snow-capped from November to May, and his first love was ...

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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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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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Vicky Sotriffer

Vicky Sotriffer thrives in new places as an adventure-seeking traveler and Trip Leader. She has led trips on nearly every continent for more than 10 years, including safari hikes, city tours, and sea kayaking trips. Originally from South Tyrol, Italy, Vicky now ...

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Mark Tennent

A native of Bath, England, Mark quickly learned his calling was in the mountains. He completed a specialist Outdoor Education course and a Bachelor of Education degree at Bangor Normal College in North Wales and subsequently instructed at various outdoor centers ...

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Stewart Wheelhouse

Stewart Wheelhouse, a Welshman by birth, has spent the past two decades leading adventures and expeditions throughout the world. He has traveled the length of Africa, written guidebooks on cycling through Europe, and led expeditions in Asia and Australia. A wonderful ...

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