Explore-Share.com was founded in 2014 by Gauthier and Nicolas, two mountaineering and ski touring fans who found it difficult to find qualified mountain guides during their trips around the globe.
Together with Tomás, Nicolás, Ryoko and Guadalupe, the Explore-Share team works in partnership with mountain guides and mountain leaders around the world in order to help them promote their services and find new clients.
At Explore-Share, we believe great outdoor activities enrich peoples’ lives. Our mission is to encourage users to get out there and fulfill their dreams!
At Explore-Share we hope to:
- Promote guided mountain activities as a great way to enjoy nature and the outdoors.
- Promote mountain safety by working with certified guides, raising awareness and offering guided courses.
- Use our expertise to promote less well-known areas and activities that we believe should receive more attention.
Before launching Explore-Share.com, Gauthier was a business consultant in China, Singapore and Brussels. He graduated from Ichec Brussels Management School and received an Executive Master’s degree from Solvay Business School. Currently based in Brussels, he is in charge of the mountain guide community at Explore-Share.com and is in close contact with European guides.
Particularly goal-oriented, he strives to make Explore-Share.com the ultimate platform for mountain guides to promote what they do best: create wonderful experiences for their clients. Get in touch with him if you need inspiration for your next mountain adventure. He will be happy to help!
Gauthier most recent guided mountain trips include a Matterhorn ascent via the Lion’s ridge (Italian side) and a ski tour in Finnmark (Norway). In January 2018, Gauthier and some of his friends will go on a ski trip to Hokkaido, Japan, with Daisuke, a local IFMGA mountain guide.
Nicolas is originally from Belgium and is currently based in Argentina. Before Explore-Share.com, he founded Magissim, a web agency working for small and medium companies, and worked as a Manager for real estate projects in Morocco and Argentina. He is an Industrial Engineer from Louvain School of Management and has a master’s degree from CEMS.
At Explore-Share.com, he is in charge of business development and the product development team and strives to make the platform as user-friendly as possible for both users and guides. Feel free to contact him with suggestions for the site!
His last guided mountain trip was the Cerro Solo ascent, in El Chaltén (Argentina).
Before joining Explore-Share, he worked in audiovisual production, photography, marketing and public and institutional communications. He has an undergraduate degree in Communication.
Tomás’ last guided trip was an ascent of the Domuyo Volcano in Patagonia.
Before joining Explore & Share, she worked at Lehman Brothers and Nomura, where she worked as a structurer for 8 years. She holds a Masters’ degree in Mathematics from University College London and also studied Mathematics and Physics at Caltech.
Ryoko first contacted Explore & Share as a user and thought it would be great to introduce the platform to her home market in Japan. You can reach out to her to find out more about guided trips in Japan or anywhere else in the world! She works from Chamonix – the birth town of mountain guiding – where she is also developing her new interest in paragliding and speed riding.
Ryoko’s last guided trips were: a 3-day backcountry ski tour in Shirakawa and a tent-based backcountry ski trip on Teshiodake, Hokkaido. Both are well kept secret spots of Japanese powder skiing
GUADALUPE ALVAREZ MONTSERRAT
Lupe loves to explore places with mountains and rivers, where she can hike, rock climb and practice rafting. She is always looking to discover places that “awaken her soul”.