High Trails Ltd was set up in 2005 by Mark and Carey Faulkner with the aim of providing high quality and reliable services to tour operators wishing to run trips in the Alps. Year on year High Trails has grown as a business both in terms of client numbers and turnover. Prior to setting up High Trails both Mark and Carey spent many years employed in tourism. Mark worked as a Trip Manager for one of the UK’s foremost adventure travel companies creating new holidays and growing and improving existing ones. Carey qualified as an International Mountain Leader in 2003 and now uses her skills and experience to help new leaders develop, as well as taking a leading role in the design of new and exciting trekking holidays. Previous to this we both worked for many years as tour leaders and travelled the world running adventure, biking, trekking, snowshoeing and ski touring group holidays.

We believe in providing a high quality and reliable service and have been successful in achieving this by establishing strong relationships with local businesses and suppliers. The same policy holds true for our team of excellent tour leaders, many of whom return year after year, and we are firm believers in training and the benefits it brings. Our efforts ensure we provide the service the client wants with a leader who has the knowledge and skills to do a superb job. Finally, throughout our working lives we have organised and run trips within Responsible Tourism guidelines and, as second nature, all of our trips are designed and run in a manner that has a minimum impact on the environment.

We have a deep affection for the mountains both summer and winter and have based ourselves in Sion, Switzerland, in the heart of the Alps.

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