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What our clients have said.
(this is just a small sample from the letters clients have written. If you would like more feedback from a particular trek do ask us and we may be able to arrange for you to contact the writer direct.)
Just to thank you for giving Tina, Charlie and I such a lovely afternoon snow-shoeing. It was a lovely experience and and something we all look forward to doing more of, next season. Charlie talked about it for days! Your enthusiasm certainly enspired us all.
Shane J from England: Chamonix Valley snowshoeing, 24 March 2003
We had a great time, and thank you again for your quality service.
Wen C from Reno, USA after a Tour of Mt Blanc, July 2003.

We've been home just a month but it seems like we were hiking in France/Italy so long ago. How time flies! After each trek with you two, I find myself telling friends and anyone who will listen what a great time we had trekking with 2 outstanding guides. Looking forward to hiking The Swiss Alps with you in 2005.
Jane & Roy W from Seattle: Gran Paradiso, Italy hikes in July 2003

I'm finally doing the E mail thing and sending you our big thanks for a great trek with you. Also thanks again for my birthday champagne - wish I had written the name down, it was the best I have ever tasted. I found out that my rock with the fossile imprint on it is a Trillibite. Have you ever heard of that? On the Oregon coast there's a large rock you can get to at low tide and there is a whole trillibite print on it - so I am told. I'm about to go up and down our 152 steps a couple of times and pretend I'm in the mountains.
Marlene & Irv B from Seattle: Trieves & Vercors hike in June 2003.

We have had a wonderful time. We'll never forget this trek through these spectacular mountains in no small part because it was arranged and conducted in such a wonderful way.... If you ever make it to the Bay area we'd be delighted to have you as guests in our home.
Del & Nancy B from San Francisco. A Haute Route trek, August 2004.
No words can describe how much we enjoyed and appreciated our Haute Route trek with Adventure Treks ..... We both felt well cared for and confident. Please come visit us in Colorado.
Harlan & Judy B from Boulder, Colorado, August 2004.
Unfortunately we made it back home which means back to work ! Thanks for the trip - we had a really good time ..... I am sending you the couple of pics that you asked for. Hope all is well - we miss you and your comic relief! Talk to you soon, Kris
Kris & Darryl G from Los Alamos after an Engadine trek, August 2003
Hi-- Thank you for a wonderful time. The hike was great and so was your company ....... We are sad to be leaving. Have really enjoyed our stay. Hope to "talk" with you soon. Take care,
June & Gary W from Los Alamos after an Engadine trek, August 2003
Dear Ian, Walking along Seventh Avenue on my way home from work and hearing the rare church bell, is about the closest I'll come to finding the Engadine or Ticino in this city. Noise, crowds, subways and sidewalks with an unnoticed pothole the greatest danger one has to face make it hard to hang on to memories of space, silence and oneness. I just wanted to thank you for all your life-sparing advice on the trail (without which I don't know how I would have managed). ... Again, it was an extraordinary trip, challenging physically, mentally and psychologically. It came at just the right time in my life, bringing a surge of energy and delight to this old bod.
Joanne P from New York after an Engadine hike in August 2002.
Ian, you're wonderful, thank you for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done this "trip of a lifetime" without you. Thank you for your patience with all of us.
Mun T from Fresno, California: Chamonix & Trieve hiking in July 2004.
Thank you again for such a wonderful holiday, hope to speak to you soon and with any luck we will see you again next year.
Samantha B from Crawley, UK after a Tunisia Desert trek in November 2003.
Ian, Thanx for your brilliant company over the last 3 weeks AND:
- for your dietary and medical advice
- your leadership when we were knackered
- your valuable sense of humour when we lost ours
- your enlightening insights into life .... and everything.
From all the team (a mix of UK & NZ hikers) after a Peru trek in June 2001.
Thanks for a great trip! Irv and I enjoyed it all immensely. You all did such a great job making us all feel comfortable and having a good time together. Besides the trekking Irv especially enjoyed Pontresina and St. Moritz area. Ditto from me - I would do this trip all over again - I enjoyed it that much.. Also, thanks for helping XX so much. Don't tell her I said that. Wish you could all show up at our picture party. The welcome mat is out for any or all of you when you show up in Seattle next year or whenever. Marlene & Irv B from Seattle, Engadine 2006.
Hello! Hello! We arrived home Thursday exhausted and sleep deprived. I believe everyone joins me in saying "it was a great trekking tour in the Swiss Alps thanks to you and your team". You made the trek a truly memorable experience and for me personally Engadine will be my most favorite trek.
Jane W from Seattle: Engadine, Switzerland 2006.
Ian, Thank you for a great hiking experience. I would never have seen the places we've been on my own. You provided us with the opportunity to see real French towns, chateaux, festivals and markets. Margaret D from San Francisco: Pyrenees trek 2005.
Provence: May 2010.
Thank you for arranging a superb trip. The hotels and meals were excellent. If you have any ideas for next year let us know. Bev & Ed, Washington State.
Provence: May 2010.
We saw so many beautiful places with you.... I had no idea France could be so beautiful. Sally & Gary, Florida.
Provence: May 2010.
We would like to thank you for all you did to make this trip very memorable for both of us. For taking us to wonderful old villages. For picking great hotels... for keeping us safe on the trails. We are very appreciative for all you did for us on our trip to Provence ....for all you did to make our trip a wonderful experience: you went above and beyond.
Thank you
Karen & Dick, Washington State.
Provence: June 2010
Many thanks for the wonderful times on the Provence hike. Enjoyed the daily hikes, shopping & market day at St. Remy, nice hotels, delicious food & nice wines and especially the 2 knowledgeable, friendly guides. Again, your treks exceeded my expectations. I truly enjoy having you as guides and hope our adventures will continue into future years. Jane W, Seattle
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