Our products are not designed on a drawing board alone. Real-world experiences are key to us, our reason for working intensely with our product test team.
We share their portrait with you:
Raphael Richard and Stéphane Hottinger
The mountains brought us together back in the 90’s and still hold us together to this day. The mountains allowed us to fulfill our dream(job): mountain guiding.
For over 10 years we worked as mountain guides in Verbier, when we decided to try our luck as entrepreneurs. Through our “worldguiding.ch” website we now offer worldwide travel experiences as well as local skitouring outings, climbing weekends, alpine courses and all other things that can be undertaken with a mountain guide. As professional mountain rescue members we also offer avalanche, mountain safety, crevice recovery and rescue courses.
It’s our goal and wish to spend as much time as possible with our clients in the greatest spots on earth with our main priority in mind: “their safety”
Guide de montagne UIAGM / IFMGA
Professeur de ski
Originated from the Valais in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Gilles is a mountain guide, ski instructor and steep skier.
Specializing in very technical and exposed skiing, he needs good equipment.
"The partnership with EXPED allow me to keep my focus on the skiing, not on my backpack... I know it performs"
The foundation of our work is the interest in stone-age knowledge and skill; our goal is to make it available to all and to pass it on. We seek and entertain contact with people that live with nature. We constantly integrate new learned knowledge from our ancestors in our courses.
Berg+Tal has accompanied their guests for over 20 years up the mountains and back into the valley. What began as a one man show in 1993 has evolved to the fore front of guiding in the Swiss mountain guiding market. Our business principles are based in the passion for mountain sports in all it shades and the courage to go down new paths in daily business. This always with fairness and respect for nature, our employees and partners. We Berg+Tal guides coach, instruct, secure, climb, plan, ski and always take along our Exped pack. We share the same core values as Exped. We live our enthusiasm and verve in best quality and continuity.
offers small but select mountain guide services and is based the Hasli valley, Bernese Oberland (Switzerland).
For his clients and passion, capture the world and its people in pictures, he has been roaming the world for the past 15 years and through overs 100 countries.