About Mountful Hikes

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The mountains were calling…While having an academic and corporate background, I never lost my passion for the great outdoors. As a Mountain Leader trained in the Swiss Alps, I am now sharing and transferring that passion to help my clients to get the most out of their stay in the mountains.


When I was five, my parents took me skiing for the first time. To me, the snow-covered mountains were the best playground ever, and I genuinely didn’t understand why we lived in the Netherlands and not in the mountains.


However I followed the beaten track, went to University, studied Law and French and started my career as a lawyer…I experienced though that it is very tough to work long hours if you don’t feel the passion.
So after a few side roads (company lawyer, new business developer, entrepreneur),
I finally followed my heart, became a ski-instructor and signed up for the International Mountain Leader training course in Switzerland, which I have completed in 2018.


In winter I do a lot of snowshoe-trips for both corporate and private clients.
During the rest of the year I organize one or multiple day tours.

For private clients I have another website: www.famkevanderelst.com