Our Partner Guides

Our Guides are the essence of our team who lead the pathways to our vision of creating joyful stories and memorable adventures. They ensure a safe and amazing journey on every trip with their skills, experience, and understanding of the places where they guide.

All Touring Monkey’s guides are knowledgeable and certified in their respective fields. Our guides are trusted International Mountain Leaders, climbing instructors, skiing instructors, bushcraft instructors, and caving guides.

Sharing their passion for nature, the outdoors, and adventure with you is what fuels the success and vigor of our events.

Louise Chandler

louise chandler

Since childhood I have always enjoyed being outside and active; climbing trees and jumping ditches.

As a graduate in Environmental Sciences, my passion for the mountains was incorporated into my degree dissertation on footpath erosion on the Cuillins of Skye, where I lived in a mountain bothy with 2 geologists for 3 months while exploring this stunning mountain range.

Outdoor education took over my career direction in a very organic way as I moved from guided forest walks to teaching navigation and setting up top ropes on mountain crags.

I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked all over the world guiding a huge variety of people in many wild and beautiful places; sometimes on the water but now mainly on land. Some of my memorable posts include: outward bound instructing on corporate courses in sea kayaks on the South China Sea ;rain forest trekking with young people on the Tepui of Venezuela and technical leading in the Himalaya on Imja Tse with an all female British Army team.

My work now as an international mountain leader combines my 2 greatest pleasures of being in the mountains and looking after people who chose to come with me.

Yves Duparfait

yves duparfait

Hello! I’m Yves, 38 years old, French international mountain leader living in Le Jura.

Primary school teacher during 7 years, bike-tourer in Europe and America since 2006, I’m fascinated by human relationships.

I really like working with all kind of public, in Le Jura and in the Alps, sharing my passion for mountains in French, Spanish or English !

What I prefer: a night in a refuge after a nice hiking day…

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