My experiences, story and background

Hi, I’m Julia, a fully qualified International Mountain Leader. I organise and manage trips in the mountains around the world and lead for Ramblers Walking Holidays. Join us on our next adventure. 

I first walked in the mountains aged twelve (thanks mum and dad). I loved it then and I still love every step I take.

After many years of working in commercial training and development, it felt right to find a way to combine those skills of helping people learn and do stuff, with my mountain experience.

These days, I explore the mountains with friends, family and lead groups around the world. I research the areas, the culture, the flora, fauna and local stories.

My journeys are becoming more ambitious and diverse. From the Lake District and Snowdonia to the Alps and the Andes. I walk in summer and winter, across rolling countryside and big pointy mountains. I trek, hike, snowshoe, ski and nordic walk. I love wild camping, bothys and mountain huts (okay, I can manage the occasional luxury hotel).

And now I want to share some stories of my journeys. I’ve read countless useful blogs when planning my own trips, so now it’s my turn to contribute. You might get inspired, join me on one of my adventures, or my stories might help you plan a trip for yourself.

What people say about
my guided trips

“‘Julia introduced us to snowshoeing in Chamonix in 2016 and we’ve had two fabulous visits with her, we’re hooked!

Chamonix area is a lovely place to be; beautiful in the snow with majestic mountains and a good variety of walks close by.

My favourite, definitely the walk to Refuge Loriaz, almost buried in the snow …. perfect.”

Jos from Oxfordshire

“Snow shoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy the snowy scenery.

It is easy to pick up and provides opportunities to get off the beaten track around Chamonix with its huge variety of tracks and trails.

Julia is a brilliant guide with years of experience and knowledge of the area and she always has interesting information.”

Chris from Somerset