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Jean-Marc HERMES - Mountain leader 65 years old fr en

Jean-Marc HERMES

Mountain leader
Activities :
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
France / Northern Alps
Savoie / Maurienne, Saint-Julien-Montdenis

I have been a mountain leader for over 30 years. I have always lived in Savoie and I have been in the mountains since I was very young. It is quite naturally that, by passion and desire to practice a job related to the outdoors, I chose this job. I also have a Master II "Sustainable development and mountain territories", passed at the University of Savoie.

I work for the Bureau Montagne des Arves, a group mainly located in Maurienne, in the Arves valley (Saint-Sorlin and Saint-Jean-d'Arves).

During the winter, we supervise tourists and snowshoeing groups (adults and schools) in these ski resorts.

In the summer, we organize hikes on various themes: wildlife observation, aquatic hiking, Nordic walking, family hikes, snacks in the alpine pastures, dinner under the stars and of course more sporting hikes (for a day, for two days with overnight in a hut or tent).

Over the years and my professional practice, I have specialized a little in areas such as the human environment (heritage, mountain farming ...), botany ... without neglecting the other aspects of the mountain environment.

I propose circuits and stays in our massif but also in Vanoise and in the Southern Alps, and destinations abroad to discover other horizons: Italy, Austria, Morocco, Bulgaria ...

I also manage a training center: the Training Center for Mountain, Environment and Sport, or CIMMES for short.
I mainly offer weekend training courses on naturalistic themes.
I have also collaborated as a trainer with several training centers and schools: GRETA Savoie, IPAC Annecy, Lycée des Métiers of the mountain of Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, the University of Savoie.

It is with pleasure that I will accompany you on the paths of these mountains, to share with you my passion and my experience.

"The real places are not on any map". Herman MELVILLE

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Bernard Carminati,
Departure : accompagnement en Montagne
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J'ai fait plusieurs sorties avec des amis accompagnés par Jean Marc. Un régal. Jamais avare d'une anecdote, d'un conseil, d'une information. Bref tout en cheminant, on apprend des tas de chose sur la faune, la flore, l'environnement, la montagne, la vie d'aujourd'hui et de jadis dans les hameaux perdus.
Un passé et un savoir ancrés le milieu montagnard, pas des trucs appris à l'occasion d'un examen et pour la nécessité du job. Un accompagnateur comme on voudrait en rencontrer à chaque fois.

Alain Brouard,
Departure : sorties randonnée et raquettes
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Super accompagnateur à pied ou en raquettes, il connais très bien la montagne en hiver ou en été, convivial avec toujours une attention pour chacun, un vrai pro, je me suis régalé à chacune de ses sorties.

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