- Andrea Ursina Zimmermann Sherpa Founder Trekking Guide
Spent the majority of her childhood in the region of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.. she graduated as Attorney-at-law, specializing in international Sport law. She worked as a legal Counsel forAndrea Ursina Zimmermann Sherpa Founder Trekking Guide
Spent the majority of her childhood in the region of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.. she graduated as Attorney-at-law, specializing in international Sport law. She worked as a legal Counsel for more than eight years at the International Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland. Sport and mountaineering are part of Andrea’s life, which lead her to become a member of the Swiss Ski Mountaineering Team. Practicing high-level sports from many years, competing in Alpine skiing, rowing and then ski mountaineering and trail running, helped her to become a winner of the famous ski mountaineering competition “The Patrouille des Glaciers”, or the “CCC of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc” among many more competitions.
The importance to be in the mountains being deeply in her heart, introduced her to the high altitude expeditions in the Himalayas (Cho Oyu, 8201 m, Manaslu, 8163m, Shishapangma, 8013m, Himlung Himal, 7126m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other numerous 6000 meters peaks in the Himalayas).
Andrea speaks fluently various languages: Swiss German, French, German, English and Italian.
Believing in high-quality service and responsible tourism, her aim is to give people the opportunity to discover the magnificence of the mountain world and to help support the local people.No Certificates AvailableNorbu Sherpa Founder & Expedition Sirdar
The vision to empower the young generation and inspire the benefit of traveling to the people are Norbu’s principal objectives behind the creation of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS..Norbu Sherpa Founder & Expedition Sirdar
After working two years in the office of a local travel company, his passion for exploring and mountaineering brought him out of the office and he restarted his career as a kitchen boy in Trekking. Thanks to his determination and vision he advanced quite fast, which gave him the opportunity to lead and climb numerous of the highest mountains: Everest, 8848m (8 times), Lhotse, 8546m (1 time), Cho Oyu, 8201m (4 times), Dhaulagiri, 8167m (1 times), Manaslu, 8163m (3 times), Gasherbrum II, 8035m (2 times), Shishapangma,8013m (2 time), Muztagh Ata, 7540m (1 time), Annapurna IX, 7525m (2 times), Peak Lenin, 7135m (1 time), Himlung Himal, 7126m (1 time), Baruntse, 7120m (1 time), Lakpa-Ri, 7063m (2 times), Mount Kun, 7035m (2 times), Ama Dablam, 6856 m (2 times) and many other peaks of 6000 meters in the Himalayas.
In 2008, Norbu Sherpa was one of the actor’s in the movie SHERPA’S The True Hero’s of Mount Everest as a Sirdar for the organization of the Mount Everest expedition. The movie shows the real life of the Sherpa’s while they are on expeditions with clients. Norbu Sherpa figures also in numerous newspapers and magazines from all around the World: The New York Times, SPIEGEL ONLINE, SRF (Swiss TV), DW, watson.ch.
Norbu Sherpa was born in Ghunsa (3800m), Taplejung (Nepal) beneath of the third highest peak of the World, the Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m). After having spent his childhood running after yaks, he was sent to Darjeeling (India), land of tea plantations to attend school and to study. He then traveled around the globe visiting Switzerland, France, China/Tibet, Sichuan, Kirgizstan, India, Pakistan. He speaks fluently various languages: English, Indian, Tibetan, Nepali.
The vision to empower the young generation and inspire the benefit of traveling to the people are Norbu’s principal objectives behind the creation of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS.No Certificates AvailableThierry Garnier Expedition Leader
I am particularly attracted to verticality in all its forms, the "Climb" whether rock, ice or mixed.Thierry Garnier Expedition Leader
My passion for the mountains came while I was working in the gendarmerie, where I found my way! A rewarding journey that led me from the Alpes de Haute Provence -Jausiers- via Chamonix to finally arrive at Bourg-Saint-Maurice. More than fifteen years within the Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne, during which I got the diploma of Mountain Guide, the sesame that will let me go and see the Alps, and why not other parts of the world! These years have also enabled me to acquire the rigor and know-how needed to carry out the missions that I was facing: a rich training that I use every day in my profession as Mountain Guide.
I am particularly attracted to verticality in all its forms, the “Climb” whether rock, ice or mixed.
But I am also passionate about ski touring: is there an activity that focuses as much fun, effort, landscapes, pleasure of skiing with the illusion of being the only one to be there! And yet, the good long demanding tours in the mountains or, why not an adventure expedition in 16/9.
My favourite quote: “the key is constantly threatened by the trivial,” dixit the poet René Char. “Often unprofitable or unnecessary in the short term, it nevertheless reveals fundamental … in the long run.” This may be important for you: a mountain race, a ski tour, an expedition that will permit you to let go from sweltering days. They will have “explosive flavour of this untreated apple that would be filled when your appetite sweets bags condemn you to repeat gluttony attacks.”
Climbing in Europe and elsewhere : Calanques, Sainte Victoire, Jonte, Tarn, Verdon, Presles, Corse and Sardaigna, Canada “Fleur de Lotus”
Ski mountaineering : Wallis, 4000m-peaks of the Mt Rose massive, Zinal, Vanoise, Ubaye, Massif du Mont Blanc, and great skiing in Savoie, high Atlas of Morocco, north flank of Elbrouz, Liban
Ice climbing in the Tarentaise and region of Briançon (France), summer and winter mountaineering South America : Argentinia: Aconcagua (Polish route and traverse), Perou: Ranrapalca (6162m), Artesonraju (6025m), Antarctica : ski exploration, Népal : Lobuche Peak (6119m), Pakistan: Broad Peak (8047m, until 7500m)
Other trips: Romania (training local police)No Certificates Available