Name and Family Name: Barrel Mien
Discipline: Snowboard and nordic ski instructor, nature and hiking guide, mtb instructor
Known languages: french, english and spanish
Cell: +39 338 3581253
tel/fax: +39 0166 511324
I'm a trekking and naturalistic guide since 2004, and I love nature under every aspect. Since I was a young boy, I've lived in the mountains and practiced many sports with good results: I've been a cross-country ski instructor since 1995, a snowboard instructor since 1997, a telemark instructor since 2001, a ski instructor in New Zealand in 2002, and I like mountain climbing, mountain bike (especially downhill), local sports, and any other related activity.
I live of mountains and nature, but I am also an architect (I graduated in 2000) who specializes in restoring ancient rural buildings, and I am interested in the rural world in many ways, particularly as a wine-taster.
I love traveling to places of naturalistic interest, such as Cuba, Bali, Cambodia, New Zealand, Peru, Australia, and... my last crazy passion? An expedition to Tibet and Nepal, 1300 km from Lhasa to Katmandu on a mountain bike .
Are you ready for our season specials? Let's start with the best, SIRDAR, a dream come true, a project we strongly wanted: plenty of things to do with friends (Gigi, Hélène, Alberto, wonderful companions), together with you and your friends, to make everything exciting...
Here are some of the adventures through the Aosta Valley and the world that we suggest, but we have a lot more in mind... you name it, we make it possible for you.
I dedicate the work I've done in the past few years to a very dear friend who's no longer with us, but whom I remember with great admiration, a big smile and great images of our snow and mountains world. Bye Chassa, keep flying on immaculate slopes wherever you are, still watching moonlights and sunsets and ice...
Mad Mien awaits you for your next adventure!