Europe Trip Leader

Daniel Windham

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish & Italian

Daniel Windham, while born in the Appalachian foothills of Georgia, has spent more than two thirds of his life in northern Italy, and 20 of those years leading European hiking trips for WT. His youthful passion for nature and mountains led him to choose a career as a guide, and he came to Italy to run a mountain hut in the Alps with his wife, who is Italian. In the Europe off-season, he guides climbs of Aconcagua in Argentina and has also climbed some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. Dan is fluent in Italian as well as Spanish.

Our Team

Upcoming Trips with Daniel

Great Hikes and Cuisine of Northern Italy

May 10 - 18, 2024

Oct 4 - 12, 2024

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Hiking Puglia and Matera

May 30 - Jun 8, 2024

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Hiking Italy’s Volcano Trails

Sep 23 - Oct 3, 2024

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Client Testimonials

Dan planned and facilitated an EXCELLENT experience for us. He was consistently attentive to our interests and needs. He is warm, knowledgeable, and supported our fully enjoying the experience in every way. He is a gem! A particular treat was the warm rapport Dan had with the innkeepers and other support personnel. We were treated as special guests everywhere.

Alice L.

Hillsborough, NC
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites

Daniel is very knowledgeable, helpful on the terrain and environment, and very thoughtful.

Bradley Richardson

Cambridge MA
Tour du Mt. Blanc

Dan's unassuming style belies his depth as a guide. Of course he's as surefooted as a mountain goat, but just watch him turn some cold cuts into a gourmet picnic. And not only are his driving skills phenomenal (especially in Palermo), but this man can also sing!

Charles O.

North Wales, PA
Hiking in Sicily

Daniel is an awesome awesome guide and person. His attitude toward all of the guests was incredible. He understood everyone's needs, desires, and goes the extra mile to make everyone's individual experience the best that it can be.

Cynthia R.

Alamo, CA
Classic Haute Route

Dan was fabulous. The best ever.

Dianne L.

Scottsdale, AZ
Volcanoes of Southern Italy

We thought Dan was a real superstar guide. He was 100 percent focused on our trip, handled all matters with perfect efficiency, made great judgments, was a really expert outdoorsman and hiker whom learned so much from, and was a very pleasant, smart and cute guy whom we really enjoyed being with.

Ellen and Martin Robinson

Glencoe, IL
Tour du Mt. Blanc

Dan took great care of everyone, was sensitive to each person's interests and abilities, oozed a love of walking from every pore, stayed calm and steady under pressure, and was a terrific traveling companion.

Gail E.

Bethesda, MD
Great Alpine Traverse

Dan is an inspiration and a most amazing guide. Not only did I feel 100% taken care of with him, his competence and excellence shined. I learned so much from him about hiking and managing energy and output on long hikes with significant elevation gain, and how to deal with difficult terrain and much, much more. He had great stories and great energy and was an ideal leader.

Gerri G.

Atlanta, GA

If there was a rating higher than Excellent, Daniel would get it. Daniel's professional mountain climbing skills and confidence were unsurpassed and his concern for safety was paramount to everything else. I would put my life in his hands in the mountains any day of the week.<br />

Iwalani C.

Portland, OR
Hiking the Haute Route

Daniel was a terrific leader—very professional, well organized, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgable.

Jeanna F.

Paradise Valley, AZ
Hiking the Haute Route

How great to be blessed with Dan for one of our guides. I can say without any hesitation that our trip was much better with his expertise! He is the BEST!

Jerri H.

Port Saint Joe, FL
Tour du Mont Blanc

I loved this trip and it was thoughtfully pulled together, both food and accommodations. And Daniel was perfect as trip leader. He set the best pace, and read the group really well. Professional, personable, and full of integrity. Five stars!

Joanie H.

Fredericksburg, TX
Ultimate Haute Route

Dan was just a great leader and fun guy in all respects.

Len Seltzer

Corona del Mar, CA
Tour du Mt. Blanc

Dan is a level-headed, multi-lingual mountaineering ninja who cheerfully volunteered trailside espresso after lunch, and thoughtfully orchestrated an epic sendoff dinner in Zermatt. What more can guests ask for?

Lisa B.

South Dartmouth, MA
Classic Haute Route

Dan is an excellent guide and devoted to making sure his clients get the most out of their trip. Unbelievable engergy, great dispostion, and entirely capable on all fronts.

Rob K.

Pound Ridge, NY
Ultimate Dolomites

Dan was fantastic. He was well organized with logistics; clearly very passionate about the Swiss Alps; an excellent guide who always had our safety, well being, and enjoyment top of mind. I loved that he encouraged us to immerse ourselves in the scenery and culture and local food and wine.

Robyn F.

Epping, Australia
Hiking the Haute Route

Dan did a great job—outstanding trip leader.

Stuart Forman

Marietta, GA
Tour du Mt. Blanc

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