BigSmileAdventures runs its own trips and sometimes helps out other companies with guiding work and technical assistance.
We get feed back from our own clients and other companies,
Here are some of the feedback quotes we have received lately
Mally Fut Fut
Great week snow shoeing in the alps with Big Smiles Adventures. Gary made it tough but rewarding and was constantly making sure that I was pushing myself without overdoing it. Fantastic views with the peaks we climbed and great fun doing it. If you want something different then make this it, excellent
Gary is one of the most knowledgeable and friendliest people you could wish to spend time on Exped with. “Big Smile” is Gary, “Adventures” are what he makes happen 🙂
Big Smile Adventures does exactly what it says on the tin. the information, inspiration and love and respect for the mountains flows all through Gary Daines and into anyone lucky enough to be guided by him. Massif du Mont Blanc 2014. I won’t be forgetting that one for a long time. Sign up, you know it makes sense.
Thanks again for playing a key part in what’s been such an enjoyable and memorable holiday for us all. Sincere pleasure to meet you
Just a quick note to thank you for being an excellent guide on the Best of Tour du Mont Blanc last week. It was my best walking trek to date, helped significantly by the fantastic weather, an interesting mix of people, a fantastic location but most notably your leadership and great customer service.
I have completed the KE feedback and rated you as Excellent (I never rate anything excellent and didn’t rate any other part of the trip as such). I hope you get more work from them in future.
I am not sure what we may do in the future, but I will definitely consider using you as a guide for any future treks that we wish to organise.
I wish you well for the future and hope to meet up with you in the mountains at some point.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. You could see on the last night how much they had enjoyed themselves. Everything ran like clockwork which was down to thorough pre planning and then flexibility once we were on the ground. Really impressive.
We look forward to possible future cooperation.
Sandy and Jo
Can Tina & I add to Sandy & Jo’s comments. We had a really great time with Gary & Nigel as our guides. They’d really put a lot of thought into the sorts of walks that would suit the group and were easily able to offer alternatives if some folk preferred to do less strenuous activities. I would recommend Big Smile Adventures to anybody who wishes to walk in the Chamonix area without hesitation. I did think of Nigel back at work on Wednesday afternoon!
I was on the same trip as Martin (3 comments above) and can echo his sentiments entirely.
Gary is a true leader and was inspirational. He was knowledgeable, personable, engaging, genuine, passionate, involving and has a true belief in what he is doing. The leader was always the greatest unknown factor of the trip and ultimately it was Gary that made the trip what it was ….Excellent!!
Thanks Gary and continue to ‘fight-the-good-fight’!
Katy Booth reviewed Big Smile Adventures – 5 star
Having spent most of the last 20 years living in the city, what a joy to spend an amazing time in the mountains with such a knowledgeable,warm and friendly man like Gary. He made me feel so at ease even when I thought I couldn’t do something he would push me with words of encouragement and gentle persuasion. His love and passion for the mountains is so very obvious and I highly recommend him as a guide as any time spent with Gary in the mountains will be a time you will never forget. Big love x