I honestly do not know how I would have made it to the Chicon Glacier without the patience, support, encouragement and kindness of Pierre. This was my very first hike and much harder than I had anticipated, but Pierre was there to guide me, literally, every step of the way. When I was too embarrassed to ask for a rest, he seemed to have a sixth sense and called for a rest. When I was so tired I could not move another step, he was right there beside me saying “yes you can!” and I could. He guided my team and I safely up the mountain and back and I could not have asked for a better guide. This was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and Pierre was a huge part of my success.
I organised the trek, bought the food and made the budget and Pierre was very helpful with this process. He helped with the prices and collected the equipment we did not have. On the trek he was patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. He kept us to our schedule and was firm but kind at the same time. He led us to an amazing place and I felt safe and well looked after. One of our group was suffering quite a lot and Pierre stayed with her the whole time and got her up the mountain. Afterwards, Pierre took our equipment back as well. I felt he supported pre, during and post.