I have known David Honeyman since 2007, initially as the guide for a group walking holiday from the UK and latterly, for the last 2 years, as a private guide for my friend and I whilst on holiday in the Canadian Rockies.
Dave has extensive knowledge of the Rockies, the mountains, wildlife and flowers and his enthusiasm for his subject is infectious.
I have now hiked with Dave for many miles over the last 5 years exploring the area, including a trip to the back country. I have always found him to be patient, considerate and dependable, full of encouragement when the going gets tough and very safety conscious.
Dave has taken us on some wonderful hikes, giving us the confidence to reach places we would never have ventured alone and his obvious delight in seeing us achieve heights we would never have thought possible, is touching.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dave as a mountain guide to anyone keen to explore the wonders of the Canadian Rockies.
Barbara Davies, England
The first things which strike you about Dave Honeyman are his enthusiasm, love and extensive knowledge of his native Canada and the Canadian Rockies in particular. From how the Rockies were formed, through the importance of the railways in opening up the country, to the flowers and animals/birds which inhabit the area, he passes on this enthusiasm and knowledge and you can't help loving it too. On the rare occasion he can't identify a flower or bird, he'll take the time to find out for you – nothing is too much trouble.
When out on the trails, he is approachable, considerate and attentive to your needs. He sets the pace and passes on techniques to ensure the walk is completed safely and without injury. In fact, safety and respect for the flora and fauna are his key considerations and while encouraging you to maximise your potential, you can trust Dave not to take any unnecessary risks.
Finally, but equally important, Dave has a great sense of humour – just don't try the berries he gives you! He has been my guide on 4 separate occasions and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Lynda Williamson, Scotland
'Dave Honeyman led us on a 2 week tour of The Canadian Rockies in August 2011. He was one of the best leaders I have ever had on a holiday. At all times he was confident, polite, professional, totally reliable and responsible and was a credit to his country. His local knowledge of the National Parks in the Rockies, both in terms of history, geography and of the flora and fauna, was extraordinary and he was a constant source of interesting and often entertaining information. Dave really knew how to maintain the morale and camaraderie of a group. At all times he had a great sense of humour but always with an eye to doing the right and correct thing in relation to maintaining the conservation of the environment. Dave's organisation on the trip was also excellent and done with such a light touch that it all ran very smoothly and without a hitch. I recommend Dave Honeyman highly to lead any trip to the Canadian Rockies. You won't get anyone better!'
David Harwin, London England
We were privileged to have Dave as our guide on a 2 week hiking tour of the Rockies in July 2011. Dave is clearly a very experienced and skilled hiking leader who was focused on both safety and ensuring we had the best holiday ever! Dave's passion for the Rockies and his knowledge of the area and its people, past and present, combine to ensure we had an informative, rewarding and enjoyable holiday. Add to that postcard views at every turn, and thrilling wildlife encounters, and Dave over-delivers on his promise - it was the best walking holiday we have ever had. Thanks Dave - it was simply awesome!
Russell & Heather Lucas, Melbourne, Australia
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