The Team

All our guides are qualified to either BP Jeps or DE Jeps standard, and are enthusiasts on the river.  They're committed to making sure you have maximum fun, while at the same time feeling confident in your security.  If you're anxious, please speak to us before the trip so we can help you feel more at ease.

Natalie Elvy

Bossy boots

Nat, originally from Ayrshire, Scotland, was a TEFL teacher in various places around the world, and a social researcher in Edinburgh before taking time out to chalet host during a ski season.  Having learned no French at all, she stayed in France, and discovered there’s even more action in the Alps in summer months than the winter ones.  She should be able to answer your questions and organise your booking, then ensure you get to where you take-off from, wearing the right gear, at the right time...  Still disappointed in her level of French, for the rest of the year she teaches English as a foreign language.

Jeremy HELVIC

Boss, White-Water Guide, Canyoning Guide, Climbing Guide

 

Jeremy is a river guide (Masters), canyoning guide (Masters) and climbing guide (Batchelors).  Originally from Normandy he has made the Alps his home - there are few places in the world with fabulous skiing in winter, kayaking in summer, and mushrooming in interseason. For the past 20 years he has guided on the rivers Giffre, Dranses, Isere and Dora Baltéa, and decided to use his experience to establish FROGS. Fluent in English and French, he’ll get you surfing waves, abseiling canyons or climbing cliffs!  Durning winter he works in Avoriaz as a ski patrol.

Matthieu

White Water Guide

It's Matthieu's 24th year on the river Dranse - obviously the water keeps you looking young wink He knows the rocks, eddies and jumps on the Dranse like the back of his hand. He's a ski instructor in winter : what an action man!

Arno

White Water Guide

Another guide that knows the Dranse incredibly well, Arno has been on the river for as long as he's had his dreadlocks.  He lives in Thonon and is a mechanic for the rest of the year.

Ben

White Water Guide & Canyoning Guide

Ben can take you canyoning AND on the river - he's qualified to do it all!  He makes the trip over from Samoens (often on his motorbike - tooooo cool) to be with us, so if you want to know a bit more about the Giffre Valley, he's your man.  Never without a smile and super chilled, Ben is a ski patrol in Val d'Isere during the winter months.  

Anna

Driver & Photographer

Fabulous Anna is a New Zealander who lives in Morzine year round.  Anna has worked as a canyoning and rafting guide in New Zealand and Switzerland so she's no stranger to outdoor activities: if you've any questions or anxieties, let her know so she can put you at ease!  She'll get you kitted out in neoprene and drive you up to the start of the trip, before following you down the river with her camera for some action shots of you on the water.  

She owns  45°North, a chalet company in central Morzine ideal for skiers in winter and bikers in summer!

Karen

Secretary, information guide

She's lived here for years and knows the area and the language inside-out!  Karen is in charge of making sure you're booked onto the right trips on the right days and know where you're going!  She'll also help you get equipped and answer any questions you have.  During winter she can be found at the Grande Turche, St Jean d'Aulps' little part of the Portes du Soleil.

Flore

Driver and Photographer

Flore lives in La Forclaz and (like everyone else) knows the area well!  She is a keen mountain biker and horse rider, so if you're looking for advice on where to go on the trails, she's your woman.  She'll help you get organised and up to the starting point, then snap pics of you on your way down the river!