Mountain Leader &
After many years in development aid and humanitarian assistance, Julien has set up Solvitur Ambulando to offer a friendly and flexible trekking service for those that want to spend more time in the wild.
Julien’s love of the outdoors is combined with a belief in the health and mental benefits of a good long walk.
Julien grew up in Paris and Burgundy before studying Geography and Political Science in Lyon. He then lived and worked across Asia, North America and the Middle East.
Julien is an accredited UIMLA International Mountain Leader and a member of both the Swiss and French Mountain Leader Associations. He lives just outside Geneva.
LOUIS PAHIN - "LOU"
Mountain Leader, Trekking Guide &
Lou was born and grew up in Savoie. So, for him mountains are home and that’s where he spends most of his time.
Lou worked many years on rope access work projects in the Alps (ex Goûter Mountain Hut on the Mont Blanc) before returning to his first love for nature, guiding and other outdoor activities.
As a trekking guide and ski instructor, chances are that you will meet him on the trail during summer and on the ski slopes in winter. A graduate of the National Ski and Mountaineering School (ENSA) in Chamonix, Lou works as a Ski Instructor in La Plagne where he supervises off-piste skiing and hiking courses.
Lou is an accredited UIMLA International Mountain Leader and a member of both the Swiss and French Mountain Leader Associations.
Born and raised in Geneva, Luca was trained in animal care & husbandry. Passionate about experimental archaeology, indigenous communities, and their traditional way of life and survival techniques, Luca spends most of his free time “into the wild”.
Luca has worked at Genthod Ornithology Centre (Geneva), at the Musée du Léman in Nyon and more recently with Pro Natura (Switzerland).
A certified herbalist from Lyon University, School of Herbal Medicine, Patricia runs workshops and field exploration on medicinal and edible plants.
Identification, gathering, processing, use, benefit... Patricia share her passion for vegetal world and invites us to discover this wonder of nature and the incredible organization and adaptation of plants, and how important they are for our well-being.
There is a comforting calmness to Julien. He has a very open and worldly view on life that comes from both his character and experiences.
Our guide Julien was absolutely amazing, encouraging us, keeping us safe and keeping everything organised. Words cannot describe his caring nature in the way he looked after Michael and the rest of the Group, we will be forever grateful.
After this Mont Blanc circuit trail, I can only recommend Solvitur Ambulando, for the great discoveries, the off the beaten paths, the friendly and kind atmosphere, and the the very good and fluid organisation.
Julien and his tactful, peaceful and positive guidance made me feel secure and confident. I really liked how he made us make this extra “mile” without pushing. Thank you, Julien! it was Inspiring!
Each outing is a great moment of pleasure, new discovery and well-being. Julien is caring, calm, attentive to everyone's needs, stimulating, funny, very organized and very professional.
This camp was a wonderful and unforgettable experience for our son. Pedagogy and supervision was exactly what he needed and he also appreciated your kindness. You have really organized an extraordinary camp for the children.