Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere is a British adventure girl living in the French Alps. Addicted to type 2 fun and a lover of marzipan!
She is mostly known for her organisation and planning skills (a queen of lists and highlighters), her unwavering belief that anything is possible, whilst bringing a touch of pink and girly glamour to adventure.
Her friends often refer to her as slightly crazy! But don’t be fooled… Katie-Jane is not very brave, nor an adrenaline junkie or a daredevil, she is just a normal girl, that through adventure is perpetually learning that ordinary people can do extraordinary things if they just can be bold enough to begin.
When she is not guiding clients or organising expeditions, you might find her looking out of her tent on a local mountain summit, snuggled deep in her sleeping bag, drinking a cuppa, watching the sun creep up over the mountains at dawn.
She has a passion for exploring this wonderful world in which we live. Having visited over 50 countries on 5 continents so far, she still feels there’s so much more to explore. She has often found that stripped of comforts and faced with hardships and adversities, the completion of each journey becomes so much more rewarding.
Katie-Jane's life goals are to fill her days with wonderful adventures, making memories, seeing new places, meeting new faces, doing things that are difficult, and scaring herself a little, so that nothing feels familiar & therefore everyday becomes extraordinary.
Her adventures, amongst others, include: Being the first person to walk the entire 4500km length of the Great Wall of China unsupported. The longest crossing of the Patagonian Ice Cap by a woman. Riding the 1911 original Tour de France route unsupported, 5,439km, in the duration the professional cyclists take to ride today’s current Tour that is 2000km shorter. 1 of just 29 finishers from the 98 starters to complete the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan.
As an adventurer, she has been featured in; Hello Magazine, Easyjet in-flight magazine, Outside, Geographical, Style, Sunday Times and the Telegraph amongst others. She has made appearances on the BBC News, ITV News and the likes of Saturday Kitchen. As a speaker, she has been fortunate to share her stories with organisations that include; HSBC, Admiral Group, Gillette, The Royal Geographic Society, Kendal Mountain Festival and many more.