The Undiscovered Mountains Team

Who Does What at Undiscovered Mountains?

We work with a team of professionals who deal with all aspects of running Undiscovered Mountains including the website in the UK. 

In destination, in the Southern French Alps are, Sally, the owner and director and her husband, Bernard, the head guide, who work with a large team of local accommodation providers, guides and instructors creating, organising and ensuring the safety and quality of all your adventures and experiences with Undiscovered Mountains. 

Sally Guillaume -  Founder and Director

I qualified as a science teacher with outdoor education and then retrained as a journalist, working at the BBC before setting up Undiscovered Mountains which I have been running for over 15 years. I am passionate about providing high quality experiences exploring the mountains and getting away from the honey pot destinations. I believe in sustainable tourism, using local experts and investing the benefits of tourism back into the host destinations. I live in the French Alps where I head up the Southern French Alps destination!

Leon Cottell - IT Manager 

 I qualified a ...few... years ago with a BSc. in Industrial Management and an MSc. in Information Systems and have over 20 years experience in the tech industry with experience of many complex web development projects in both the public and private sector. I am also a keen mountain biker and like a bit of skiing so was delighted when Undiscovered Mountains approached me to work on their site! I am now in charge of the development and maintenance of the Undiscovered Mountains website and back office solutions.

Jean-Bernard Masset ("JB") - Destination Manager - French Alps

I was born and raised in the beautiful Southern French Alps - but truly realised how amazing this place is after having left it for several years. I spent half of my adult life travelling extensively, and spent a few years living abroad (Germany, Sweden, USA). I met Sally during one of these trips and we talked a lot about this beautiful region - the one I had my roots in, and the one she had her views on. When I moved back to Gap, our ideas became reality and I started working for Undiscovered Mountains - lucky me! In the borderless world I dream of, I strongly believe in tourism not only as a way of making a living but as a way for people from different countries and cultures to mix and exchange. It is always a true pleasure for me to see our lovely clients from all over the world discover our little piece of paradise, meet our local guides and providers, and enjoy the peaceful local life as well as our many delicious terroir products.

Bernard Guillaume - Head Guide - French Alps

I'm from Gap and have lived and worked in the mountains of the Southern French Alps all my life. I love the wildness and quiet of our mountains. I was an accompagnateur en montagne and a ski instructor before achieving my dream of becoming a UIAGM high mountain guide. I am passionate about anything to do with the mountains especially mountain wildlife and have been tracking the evolution of wolves in the Southern French Alps. I run all the ice climbing, ski touring, wolf tracking, snowshoeing and skiing activities in the winter and canyoning, via ferrata, rock climbing and mountaineering in the summer for Undiscovered Mountains with our team of trusted professional guides. I love meeting and teaching new people and sharing a mutual passion and love for nature and the outdoors.