Papilio owner Rolfe is an International Mountain Leader and rock climbing instructor. A keen alpinist, he has been guiding to the world’s wildest places for the past 15 years – from the Himalayas (including the summit of Everest and other 8000m peaks) to the Amazon and Sahara.
As part of our company, 360 Expeditions, Rolfe runs winter and summer programmes that would entice any mountain sport enthusiast. Be it snowshoeing itineraries, alpine summer hut-to-hut treks or climbing the highest of the Pyrenean peaks.
HotRock: A 3-day climbing programme offering the chance to experience a fantastic variety of rock types and improve your climbing technique. Perfect if you’re solo or a few friends. We have world class climbing venues on our doorstep including Troubat and Cavallers.
1000 lakes: Offering some of the best in Pyrenean trekking, this route in the Arran valley weaves between winding rivers, sheer ravines, raging waterfalls and passes hundreds of lakes, reaching some of the range’s highest summits.
Aneto: Don crampons to scale the highest mountain in the Pyrenees (3404m), crossing vast boulder fields and traversing a glacier to reach the summit. The descent involves dropping down into a pristine alpine valley, passing streams, waterfalls and curious marmots.
Winter Expedition Skills course: Learn the skills for winter mountain travel in our comprehensive and fun expedition skills course – including snow-shoeing, navigation, ice-axe and crampon work, constructing snow holes and weather forecasting.
Freedom Trail: Also known as Chemin de la Liberté, this trek follows an escape route used during German-occupied France, taking you over the Pyrenees to reach Spain. This challenging 4-day trek through the stunning Pyrenees offers amazing views every step of the way.
Visit 360 Expeditions for more information, including dates and availability for all of our adventures in the French Pyrenees and worldwide.