Follow the Money
WHERE DOES IT GO?
As much as I’d like it to keep the products free, I do need to ensure there is a sustainable business model that will allow me to continue supporting Tour du Mont Blanc hikers for many years to come. I am committed to providing transparency on where the money will go;
75% - Product development and maintenance for the Tour du Mont Blanc + keeping me fed/sheltered…you know, the essentials!
18% - New trail product development. You’ll get a vote on which legendary trail I bring onto the platform next and a discount :)
7% - Local trail association donation to be made at the end of each hiking season (October). We’ll send you an email with details once done.
In an effort to keep the products accessibly priced, I’ve estimated that I will need to provide valuable support on at least 5 legendary trails to reach a sustainable business model. I’m aiming to achieve by 2020.
MY QUALITY GUARANTEE
I’m committed to providing high quality products. My experience as a Chartered Accountant and leading banking regulatory calculation system transformations demonstrates that I have an eye for detail and accuracy. I also take great pride in the quality of my work and therefore I personally have tested the products in the field during the summer of 2018, as well as convinced other hikers to give it a try! The final testing was a resounding success which gave me the confidence to launch this venture in August 2018.
For the 2019 summer, I’m assembling a hiking team to ‘break the Haute Route trail’ at the start of June before any hikers complete the journey. The goal of this trip is to check the quality of the trail after winter, review snow depth on mountain passes and make any final updates to the information I’ve provided to customers (eg: 2019 shortcut schedule and prices) before they arrive to start the trail.
That said, I am only human so mistakes are possible. If any of the material I provide prevents you from having the best experience on the TMB, I’ll happily provide you with a full refund! Just email me at email@example.com explaining what’s wrong with the material (so I can correct it!) and I’ll trigger the refund.
DO YOU WANT FREE ACCESS?
Sure…but you’ll need to give me a compelling reason why! These can include;
You’re hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc as part of a fundraiser for charity
You’re under 21 years old and the trail is in your backyard (live in Switzerland, France or Italy)
You’re a blogger and want to do a bit of quid pro quo
You want to be an ambassador for the trail and help me keep the information up to date
Email your pitch (or creative idea) to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that would like to provide a voluntary contribution to support the maintenance of Tour du Mont Blanc hiking and the development of other epic self-guided hiking adventures, you can provide a donation here. Your support is much appreciated.