Information

Who am I?

Me

Hello!

My name is Franck Zecchin-Faure. I live in Paris in the 14e arrondissement. I'm born in the beautiful city of Montauban in the southwest of France.

I'm a computer engineer (INSA Lyon - 1987) and I work for Rio Tinto.

In the beginning, I was looking for a way of travelling I would enjoy. Being a backpacker meant travelling from city to city because this is where you go if you use public transportation, and I was missing nature. As I was doing some hiking in France, I tried a trekking travel agency. This was a revelation: everything was perfect, the nomadic wandering, the atmosphere of the camps under the stars, the gorgeous landscapes and the discovery of cultures so different and so similar to ours at the same time. At first, I did not take any pictures: the pleasure of being there was more than enough. But I finally decided I wanted to share this experience with all the people who did not see these places or who would never be able to see them.

My treks

I didn't take pictures on all the treks I did and then some are not in the destination list of this site. Here is the comprehensive list of my treks with the travel agencies that allowed me to reach these destinations:

Country

Trek

Year

Agency

Turkey

Cappadocia

1992

Terres d'Aventure

Egypt

Sinai

1993

Terres d'Aventure

Portugal

Madera

1993

Terres d'Aventure

Morocco

Accross West Atlas

1994

Terres d'Aventure

Iceland

Around Mýrdalsjökul

1995

Terres d'Aventure

India

Accross Zanskar

1996

Terres d'Aventure

Tanzania

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

1997

UCPA

Greece

Crete

1998

UCPA

Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan

Uzbekistan & Tadjikistan

1998

Terres d'Aventure

Egypt

Nile Valley

1999

Terres d'Aventure

Morocco

Siroua

1999

Club Aventure

Canada

Quebec

1999

Terres d'Aventure

Yemen

Mountains of Yemen

2000

Terres d'Aventure

Peru

Vilcanota cordillera

2000

Terres d'Aventure

Algeria

Hoggar

2001

Terres d'Aventure

Spain

Andalusia

2001

Club Aventure

Indonesia

Volcanoes of Indonesia

2001

Terres d'Aventure

Morocco

Dunes of Merzouga

2002

Terres d'Aventure

China

Amdo

2002

Terres d'Aventure

Mauritania

Western Adrar

2003

Terres d'Aventure

Nepal

Upper Dolpo

2003

Terres d'Aventure

Chad

Ennedi

2004

Terres d'Aventure

Mongolia

Arkhangai

2004

Terres d'Aventure

India

Sikkim

2005

Terres d'Aventure

Chile, Bolivia

Atacama

2005

Terres d'Aventure

Italy

Tuscany

2006

Terres d'Aventure

Romania

Bucovina

2006

Terres d'Aventure

China, Kyrgyzstan

Mustagh Ata

2006

Terres d'Aventure

Ethiopia

Simien

2007

Terres d'Aventure

Peru

Vilcabamba cordillera

2007

Terres d'Aventure

Greenland

Greenland

2008

Terres Oubliées

Canada

British Columbia

2008

Allibert

Nepal

Manaslu

2009

Terres d'Aventure

Norway

Norway

2009

Terres d'Aventure

Nepal

Mustang

2010

Tirawa

Armenia

Armenia

2010

Terres d'Aventure

Namibia

Namibia

2011

Allibert

Madagascar

Madagascar

2012

Tirawa

Nepal

Everest base camp

2012

Tirawa

China

Yunnan

2012

Allibert

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

2013

Tirawa

China

Kham

2014

Terres d'Aventure

Iran

Iran

2015

Allibert

Georgia

Georgia

2016

Allibert

Laos

Laos

2017

Terres Oubliées

Russia

Lake Baikal

2017

Allibert