Since the 1990’s
Pyrenees & More is the result of over 20 years of collaboration and friendship between Jeremy and David who first guided together in 1998 while working for one of the pioneer tour operators in soft adventure travel in Spain.
Not long after, Jeremy founded his own company in 2002, operating hiking trips throughout the Iberian Peninsula, attracting customers from around the globe.
Meanwhile, David kept busy guiding many Spanish and international clients for Jeremy and many others, including Spain’s Madrid & Beyond and Muntania.
A shared love of mountains and the tour business kept them in touch over the years until the moment was right to launch Pyrenees & More…with the desire to take all their wealth of accumulated experience, knowledge and knowhow…and elevate it to a new level of excellence and synergy.
Our clients included many hundreds from USA’s iconic REI Adventures, for whom Jeremy created and operated their best selling Camino de Santiago as well as a Pyrenees & Costa Brava trip, until REI’s decision in early 2021 to stop operating internationally. As one of the lead guides for REI Adventure’s trips in Spain, David was a major contributor to that trip’s amazing success.
Over the years we’ve run trips for various international schools and universities as well as a wide range of other top-flight international agencies and mountain tour operators. We’ve also created memorable personalized adventure travel experiences for hundreds of private clients from around the world, including USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, and of course…. Spain!
MEET OUR TEAM
Born in Venezuela, Jeremy is a world traveler, having lived in the UK, Philippines, Singapore, USA and Japan prior to moving to Spain in 1997. Nowadays he calls the Pyrenees his home, dividing his time between the Spanish and French sides of the range. Formerly a professional translator & interpreter, Jeremy is a WFR certified guide and has been designing and leading trips throughout the Iberian Peninsula since 1999. His passions include “tapas”, rock climbing, aikido and gardening.
David is a biologist, international UIMLA certified mountain guide and ski instructor, leading outdoor adventure and cultural experience trips throughout Spain since the 1990’s. Known for his irrepressible and sociable personality, positive energy and unfailing sense of humor, his passion for climbing, skiing and paragliding have taken him on journeys far and wide throughout Europe, the Himalaya and the Americas. He has authored numerous articles in Spanish outdoor and climbing magazines. Recently he has become a successful watercolor artist under his colormountainart label. He lives both in the Sierra de Guadarrama near Madrid and the beautiful Benasque valley in the central Pyrenees.
Not only is Alberto an expert rock climber and alpinist, he is also a certified High Mountain Guide, paragliding instructor and ski instructor. He lives in the Benasque valley of the Pyrenees and was a pioneer of the sport of paragliding in Spain. In addition to having climbed several 8000 meter mountains in the Himalayas, he has flown his paraglider from takeoff points at over 8000 meters in the Himalayas and Karakorum. He has guided trekking groups all over Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Jorge is a native of Asturias, from the port city of Gijón. A certified mountain guide with a degree in Marine Science he’s been leading trips throughout the Iberian Peninsula since 2006. His many passions include history and cooking – he’s a trained pastry chef! In the off-season for guiding, he works in the high-risk profession of seafood harvesting – specializing in the local delicacy of gooseneck barnacles – on the wave-battered coastline of Asturias in northern Spain.
Beatriz was born and raised in Madrid. One of the first women in Spain to become a certified mountain guide and member of the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA), Beatriz founded her own guiding company in 2006. Beatriz has a relentless desire to explore the world and has led trips for internationally prestigious clients and companies in such diverse environments as the inhospitable Tierra de Fuego (Patagonia), the mystical Boreal Lapland, the unforgiving Sahara desert, the glorious Alps, the beautiful Pyrenees, the breathtaking Lofoten Islands (Norway), wild Iceland or on magnificent Kilimanjaro.
Nowadays, Beatriz divides her time between Tuscany and her hometown of Madrid.
Javi grew up in Madrid and studied Agricultural Engineering, viticulture and enology. As a certified TDM2 mountain guide he’s a great companion in the outdoors, and in addition, his extensive experience in all phases of grape-growing and wine production make him the ideal person to order wine at dinner! His passion for travel, mountaineering and skiing has led to a career combining guiding with continuing work as a professional wine maker.
Camilo is from Arriondas, the capital of kakaking in Asturias, in the foothills of the spectacular Picos de Europa mountains. A Spanish TDM2 mountain guide with a degree in Accounting, he’s been leading trips throughout northern Spain since college and is a Camino specialist. He combines guiding with work as host of a local TV series on outdoor adventure exploration in Asturias, leading him to become a well-known personality throughout the region – so don’t be surprised when people come up and greet him effusively while on tour with you! A craftsman at heart, he also earns an income as a skilled woodworker in the off-season.
Jaime has been guiding since 2010. After studying Economics Business Administration and Marketing he worked for multinational companies, a valuable experience that has made him an expert at solving any problems that crop up during trips or activities. However, heeding his inner voice to seek his true calling, he eventually quit the corporate lifestyle to live his two biggest passions: adventure sports & mountains. He has climbed, trekked and travelled around Spain, Europe and South America. He also loves wildlife, slow good food and electronic music. In addition to Spanish TDM2 mountain guide certification, Jaime is also an international UIMLA certified guide.