From Lake Lucerne Across the Alps to Wine Country

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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Tim Burford

Departure Dates: July 13-20, 2020

Tim Burford’s goal to explore the world led him to write nine hiking guidebooks for destinations from Latin America to central Europe, including the definitive Travel Guide to Georgia (the former Soviet Union). With hiking poles in hand, he has been leading ...

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James Fuss

Departure Dates: September 1-9, 2019

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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Marian Gibert

Marian Gibert has been a world traveler from a young age. She was born in Bilbao, Spain, grew up in Venezuela, and later lived in Britain, where she studied Business Administration at Cambridge. She also lived and worked in a resort in the Swiss Alps, picking up the ...

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Annie Hawkins

Departure Dates: September 1-9, 2019, July 13-20, 2020

Annie Hawkins, born and raised in a small village in Burgundy, is a passionate world traveler and one of our most enchanting Trip Leaders. After studying art history in Provence, Annie moved to California, where she led adventure tours in the American Southwest and ...

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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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Tanya Perret

Tanya Perret has had a passion for the mountains for as long as she can remember. Originally from Bath, England, she fell in love with the Alps and the Himalayas and since 1997 has led over 100 hiking trips in those regions. She has  climbed both Mont Blanc and ...

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Hashmat Singh

Hashmat Singh has led over 150 journeys on three continents for us since 1990. He holds a BA in History from Delhi University and is a noted photographer. His book, Trekking in the Himalaya (Roli Books), features photographic essays from Ladakh to Bhutan. Born an army ...

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Robert Sommer

As a veteran Trip Leader for many WT trips in Europe, Robert Sommer brings a wealth of knowledge to every journey he guides. With a Masters in Cultural Studies and a PhD, including a dissertation on Nazi concentration camps, he has worked as an independent historian ...

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Vicky Sotriffer

Departure Dates: September 1-9, 2019

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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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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