Meet the 2019 team!

The 2019 season will be international again! Switzerland, Chile, Australia, Belgium! Our multicultural, multilingual guides (six different languages) will make you live adventures on the big rapids of the Rhone and on the bucolic stretch between Gampel and Leuk.

There is the main team:

Hernan

  • Barrientos Barria
  • Flyfishing
  • cataraft

Rafting and cataraft guide for more than 20 years, Hernan is the operational responsible of Valais-Wallis Adventures. Coming from Chile, fantastic with the kids, he gives incredible confidence to our visitors. People who initially accompanied their spouses and wished to wait at the base, finally took place in the raft, convinced by Hernan and had a wonderful time.
A fly fishing expert and guide, he manufactures works of art of fishing flies. Craftsman of wood, handyman, no problem is resisting him.
Make him talk about his native Patagonia!

Momo

  • momo castillo
  • the river
  • Sara Castillo

Momo, from his full name Jose Miguel, is a professional kayaker and rafting guide. Coming from Chile, from the same region as Hernan, he traveled the world for extreme kayak competitions and live his passion in Futaleufu. He is an outstanding kayak instructor.
Momo is also a very good cooker who prepares excellent chilean recipes bio whose ingredients are derived from permaculture. If you have the opportunity to go through Futaleufu in Chilean Patagonia, stop by the roadside trailer to enjoy its delicious empanadas.

Anne – Laure

  • anne - laure zufferey
  • Kayak Valais Guide
  • WW kayak Anne

Shorter Anne, kayak guide and CEO of Valais-Wallis Adventures. I’m the one who writes this blog, so I’m going to talk a little bit about what I do and love doing! Working in the field of tourism was a longtime wish and to realize it on my home river the Rhone is a dream come true. Practicing kayaking for several years, I have had the opportunity to travel and kayak rivers in different parts of the globe.
Married to Hernan, we regularly make winter trips between Chile and Switzerland. We have a small house in Patagonia and organize fly fishing trips (www.espolonpatagonia.com).
Geologist, protecting nature and especially rivers is my second professional activity. In the winter with Hernan, we go to the Rhone and to rivers with a difficult access to identify metal debris, plastic waste and hazards that may threaten users of the rivers and homes on the banks and downstream (more information about www.riverexpertise. ch).
Noéï’s mom, I would like to let to my daughter a living and growing nature, not in decline like today.

Our other guides

Here are our other guides. If you come many, you will have the opportunity to meet them often!

Vic

Vic, our 2 meters australian guide, an incredible Tasmanian guide with incomparable humour!

If you want to go rafting in Australia or do a trip to Tasmania, talk to him!


Jassim

Jassim, ski instructor, rafting guide from the Valais for many years (yes yes, it exists, proof with Jass!).

Jassim also owns a sports shop in Crans-Montanta (www.skiathome.ch)


Olivier

Olivier, ski instructor too, rafting, canyoning and hydrospeed guide, and a white water security instructor.

Olivier has a wonderful adventure park in Crans-Montana (www.adrenatur.ch).

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