Tour du Mont Blanc.
Instead of offering a fixed set of itineraries and GPS maps per trail, hikers can create their own personalised plan with the Itinerary Builder. Vaccine efficacy for COVID looks promising, however, rollout timelines to the general population are likely to dictate when freedom of movement around the world can again. We are thrilled to capture the magic of a hiking journey through the Alps that can empower and change lives, which is what The Hiking Club is all about.
I spent the first 10 years of my career helping big companies transform, to keep pace with changes in technology and regulatory developments. And that is when the idea was born. Walker's Haute Route. Day Hikes in Chamonix. Our Mission The Hiking Club is on a mission to make multi-day hiking easier to plan and safer to navigate so more people can experience the benefits of spending time in nature. As the hiking season came to an end, I looked at Mont Blanc from the balcony of my tiny apartment in the Chamonix Valley and decided it was time to give my ambitious idea a shot.
Which brings us to now We are eagerly anticipating the hiking season, whilst acknowledging that uncertainty still plagues international travel.
I captured a few of these people in my faces of the Camino photo series. Upon submitting the responses, a personalised itinerary document and GPS map file is generated to align with all of your choices. As a big believer in the benefits of outdoor adventures, I was motivated to find a solution so that others could easily plan and confidently self-guide the Alps. The early feedback has been great and we are pretty damn excited to support the next wave of Modern Adventurers with the unique plans they have deed!
While the products were effective and hikers were happy, I was already dreaming of creating something far more ambitious…. Greta Stevens, Head of Trail Success. Greta above the clouds, September Address. Our hiking adventures started as regular day trips, then moved to overnighters and finally longer multi-day trips.
1. connecting with our roots
It quickly became one of the primary online tools for hikers planning their journey from Chamonix to Zermatt. I hope to keep helping others for many years to come. The Hiking Club is on a mission to make multi-day hiking easier to plan and safer to navigate so more people can experience the benefits of spending time in nature. In Octoberwe also finally!
In May when Europe looked like it was getting on top of the first covid wave, business started picking up again.
We are eagerly anticipating the hiking season, whilst acknowledging that uncertainty still plagues international travel. In March, new business came to an abrupt halt and those who had planned hiking trips using our products started cancelling or deferring to or beyond - much to their disappointment.
InI left to see if I could use these skills to help more people experience the benefits of becoming a Modern Adventurer. Family time: Introducing our daughter to the Alps.
How to plan a romantic hike
The following year, we worked together to produce Modern Adventurersa book with remarkable imagery and great heart. This, in combination with our set of planning and tools, supported hundreds of self-guided hikers to complete their epic journey with confidence.
From the fjords of Norway, deserts of Jordan, moon-like terrain of Iceland, Berber trails of the High Altas in Morocco and grandstand peaks of the Alps. After months of deing, building and testing, I was thrilled to launch my new Itinerary Builder tool in November, which is now the centerpiece of The Hiking Club platform. About The Hiking Club.
For those of us lucky enough to make it to the Alps, you could hike all day on the most popular sections and only see a handful of people check out our Instagram feed! For me, one of the most important parts of any journey is the people I meet along the way.
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It is like a choose your own adventure book, asking a series of route and destination questions alongside trail statistics, images, and descriptions to help hikers make the best choice for them. I'm an Australian that has spent the last 10 years living in Canada and Europe.
The Test was a turbulent year for everyone.
All Trails. The Hiking Club Story. To support hikers, we have launched our new platform. Tour of Monte Rosa.
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Start Planning. We had time restrictions, were hiking early season and wanted to fit in as many highlights as possible. Others I spoke to on the trail had similar issues - months of planning and sifting through outdated information, or high costs and inflexible tour company packages. The available guidebooks and online materials provided vast information but translating it all into a plan that met our needs was difficult, time-consuming and nearly put us off booking our trip.
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I believe getting out on the trail is great for the head, heart, and legs. Off the trail, I have a background in building relationships and developing partnerships in the arts, business, and tech industries. Brendan Jones, Founder.
Whether you can make it to the Alps in or not, the mountains will be waiting for you…and so will we :. My wife and I had just welcomed the arrival of our daughter to the world which was the perfect distraction to the chaos outside our baby bubble. Growing up in the Blue Mountains in Australia, I always enjoyed bushwalking.
My wife and I go hiking as much as possible, with a goal of spending at least days on the trails each year. Each day we provided trail updates and condition reports via social media, as well as reports throughout. It was an amazing experience, but difficult to plan.
Up. The goal is to offer a way for every hiker to create their own personalised itinerary and map that matches their unique preferences and abilities. I love connecting people and ideas, and I thrive on new and creative ways of seeing and learning.