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I’m Chris. Ainsworth and am a fully qualified International mountain leader or Accompagnateur en Montagne as they are known in France. I have been active in the mountains since before my tenth birthday (many moons ago!) and have trekked and skied in many parts of the world from Europe to North and South America to Arabia. Over the years I have competed in over 40 mountain marathons and numerous fell races and still compete today. I completed the Bob Graham round in 1997 at the age of 40 and at the age of 42 I took up adventure racing and have since become addicted.
I worked for nearly 30 years as a language teacher in a North Yorkshire comprehensive school and am a fluent French speaker with a good knowledge of German. I am at my happiest when I’m in the mountains and that’s where I endeavour to spend most of my time. Living and working in the French Alps is a dream come true for me and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and love of this region with you.

I’m Jan Ainsworth and for over 25 years I’ve been endeavouring to follow Chris around various mountainous regions of the world, both on foot and on ski (and more recently on snowshoes!) I too have taken part in numerous mountain marathons and adventure races and am keen on staying fit in order to keep up with my husband.
I have worked in Germany and England for over 30 years as a language teacher and am fluent in both French and German. Cooking is my other passion and I look forward to preparing delicious and wholesome meals for you using locally sourced produce.