International Mountain Leader



I am Kirsti and I’m originally from Finland, but all my life I have moved around a lot: I spent my childhood and youth in Thailand and the Middle East, and then moved to London and Milan to follow my art and design studies.

I have a passion for the mountains, for the adventure, and for long multi-day crossings at high altitude! On board Bimbobil, my trusted 4×4, I have reached the most disparate places, exploring the mountains of the countries I have crossed: from the Italian, Swiss and French Alps to the high lands of distant places, such as Scotland, Wales, Georgia, Armenia, Montenegro , Croatia, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Iceland, Norway and, of course, Finland. I often travel alone, for example a few years ago I ventured solo on the GR20, in Corsica.

My love for the mountain and the outdoor sports – especially steep skiing, climbing and mountaineering – first led me to Chamonix, where I was able to explore the beautiful 4000m far and wide of the Alps. Now I live in Italy in Finale Ligure, a mecca for climbing and outdoor sports.

As a mountain leader I can share my passion with you, guiding you to discover new journeys immersed in nature with breathtaking panoramas!

Guide Valle Gesso