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How we do things: Our Values

Ecological Mindset

As advocates for a healthy and regenerative world, we strive to do business that is positive for both people and planet. A 1% for the Planet organisation, Living Alive is deeply committed to creating experiences that are aligned to our ecological values in concept, planning and delivery; from choices of food and equipment, to working with venues that have a policy of environmental respect. We also not only ensure there is a viable (& enjoyable!) ecological travel option to all of our destinations, but encourage you to prioritise nature by offering our eco-travel discount.


Our experience and competence ensure that we move through wild landscapes safely and gracefully, with deep respect and a minimal impact. Being fully insured, highly qualified and experienced outdoor professionals, with a wide range of expertise, is key to the quality of your experience, and as such, we continue to maintain our skills with ongoing continuing professional development.

Quality + Care

We believe in doing things well. It’s all in the details; the time and effort put into the research and choice of destination and itinerary, the level of thought and care we put into crafting our experiences, and the authenticity and integrity with which we deliver them. We value quality and simplicity, and our aim is that people have a comfortable yet real outdoor experience.

“The only thing that matters is everything.”

David Hieatt, Do Purpose

The Key Ingredients of a Living Alive Experience

Nature Connection

The #1 key ingredient to a Living Alive experience is high quality, inspirational experiences in the natural world. We take you off the beaten track to search out hidden valleys, pristine swimming holes and the darkest skies to make sure you have an authentic, immersive wilderness experience, helping bring you closer to nature; inside & out.


We are passionate about good food! As well as putting consideration into sourcing delicious, seasonal ingredients, we work with local producers to ensure you get to taste the best of what the surrounding landscape has to offer. Our passion for food doesn’t end in the kitchen; we’re inquisitive foragers, French market enthusiasts and creative campfire cooks too.


The unique places we are lucky enough to call home have been hard to find. Off the beaten track, they strike the subtle balance of providing simple quality and comforts, whilst also being situated amongst some of the most beautiful, wild feeling and lesser travelled landscapes in Europe & beyond.

Connection + Community

We believe in building authentic relationships with everyone we work with: from venues, suppliers and producers, to YOU, the people who join us and the Earth itself. We actively cultivate a sense of community and encourage everyone to do their bit in co-creating an enjoyable shared experience.


It’s an increasingly well-known fact that spending time in nature leads to improved levels of health and happiness. Our experiences give you the opportunity to be off-grid with plenty of time for rest and personal reflection. We want you to leave us with clarity and inspiration, feeling relaxed, resilient and revitalised.

Getting Offline

In a digitally saturated and overstimulated world, we’ve chosen to make Living Alive a mostly screen-free experience. An invitation for a “digital detox” in the name of health, happiness and more authentic connection. Perhaps a scary concept at first, but in reality “switching off” can be both liberating & empowering.

Challenge + Growth

Depending on the trip, there will always be a certain amount of challenge and uncertainty, the very nature of a true adventure. Be it a steep climb, a cold water dip, summoning the courage to sleep outside under the night sky, or smiling in the face of changeable mountain weather; the things that stretch the comfort zone, are often where the most meaningful memories are made.

Stargazing + Perspective

We believe in the power of taking in the BIGGER picture. Stargazing, Cosmic perspective, Overview effect; call it what you will. It can be a humbling and magical experience to look up, away from the glare of streetlights, and to remember where we are and what we’re a part of.

Fun + Inspiration

We are white-hot enthusiasts for life!! It wouldn’t be Living ALIVE if it didn’t involve laughing together, sharing stories and celebrating the wonders of this beautiful and remarkable world.

“It is precisely by acting on our intentions and staying true to our values that we change the world.”

– Ed Catmull, Creativity Inc.