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Julien Hunerfurst

Born in the French South Alps, Mountains are my playground since my childhood. I love to share my passion and organize trips in my favorite and secret spot in the Alps.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"- Hiking & trekking in summer
- Climbing & mountaineering in summer
- Ski touring in winter
- All over the Alps from French Alps to the Italian Dolomites, including Switzerland, Austria (Tyrol) and German Bavaria..."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was looking for a job to live y passion for the mountain and to share it. I think I found it!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I had the chance to travel in many destinations, and the choice is hard as every trip has his own charm. However, I will never forget my first solo hike in autonomy across Scotland when I was 15."

Featured trips & expertise

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Tour du Mont-Blanc - 7 days

Circle the highest summit in Western Europe in just six days of trekking with this weeklong summer itinerary. Start in the Chamonix Valley and hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland with iconic Alpine vistas throughout. Hike over high mountain passes and quiet meadows, see the Alps reflected in mirror-like Swiss lakes, visit the classic resort towns of Courmayeur and Chamonix, and spend each night sleeping comfortably in charming mountain huts and lodges.

Recent trip reviews for Julien

Trip to Italy - Dolomites · Italy - Aug 22 - Sep 6, 2019

Traveler: Lin M. - Local specialist: Julien Hunerfurst

Had an amazing trip planned thru KimKim and Julien as our local specialist. We had a group of 8 people and everyone had a great time, and loved the trip. The route had great diversity and stunning views. Julien was VERY responsive and we asked him a TON of questions. He did an amazing job on our 14 day trek thru the Dolomites.

The material (maps, roadbook, and app) provided were well organized, the guidance on what to bring , money necessary and buses was very helpful.

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Had an amazing trip planned thru KimKim and Julien as our local specialist. We had a group of 8 people and everyone had a great time, and loved the trip. The route had great diversity and stunning views. Julien was VERY responsive and we asked him a TON of questions. He did an amazing job on our 14 day trek thru the Dolomites.

The material (maps, roadbook, and app) provided were well organized, the guidance on what to bring , money necessary and buses was very helpful.

The app provided worked flawlessly and was a great help. The routes were all well marked and the app provided that extra confidence that we were travelling in the correct direction at all times. The pictures at the turning points also proved helpful at times.

The rifugios were clean, comfortable and accommodating to our meal requirements. Not all rifugios offer private baths so if you require this make sure you inquire what the facilities are that are available. The flexibility in the itinerary was also helpful for a couple people in our group and for the day we had bad weather. We did have a couple of issues with our accommodations being slightly incorrect in a couple of refugios, this may have been to the fact we added 2 people very late in the planning process.

Julien organized two via ferrata's for us which included equipment and guides. Highly recommend Monte Paterno via ferrata. The second via ferrata (Les Cordes) was VERY short and not really worth it. It was a new via ferrata this year so Julien was not aware of the route and distance. All the guides were awesome.

I would highly recommend a trip to the Dolomites, they are amazing. The hiking is not easy, but very beautiful. I will be going back and will use KimKim on future adventures.

Tour du Mont-Blanc - 7 days · France - Aug 11 - Aug 17, 2019

Traveler: Vee M. - Local specialist: Julien Hunerfurst

We went for the 7 day self guided tour de Mont Blanc thru kimkim and had an amazing experience. Julien was fantastic communicating frequently and arranging everything to perfection. Highly recommend kimkim and Julien.

Tour du Mont-Blanc - 11 days · France - Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2019

Traveler: Jim Z. - Local specialist: Julien Hunerfurst

This is my family's 10 day self-guided TMB trekking. Special appreciation to Julien, the local specialist, who provided consultation and support to my trekking. I am not good at English on oral and listen, our communication was done with plenty of text chatting. He always gives professional answers in patience.