About Us

Eric Alan Westacott
Eric Alan WestacottEric, a fully licenced Financial Planning Consultant for Allied Dunbar (Zurich Financial Services UK) until 1994 when he moved to the reinsurance sector and worked internationally as a trainer and marketing consultant deployed in the Middle East, South East Asia and Central Europe for Swiss Re Life & Health. Swiss Re participated in the Twin Tower insurance consortium and after the events of 9/11, Eric left the industry and walked over 1000 miles on the St. James way to find a new direction in life. The journey home took over 10 years, in that time he lead a seven horse caravan through northern Spain, he crossed through the Sahara desert and lived with native tribes in the Amazonas rain forest. Eric served in the Swiss army as Lance Corporal, armed medic in the Mob Spit Kp 43/1unit.
Link to his story  (German text only)  

Thomas Wicki
Tom WickiTom,  a former  Swiss Army  Lance Corporal infantry grenadier, is a trainend expert in close combat and explosives. He also holds the 1984 Swiss champion title in Karate as a black belt. Tom is a nature artist and manages his own atelier. Tom and Eric are friends since the '80s when they, with other biker friends, drove their heavy motorbikes on tours to the Sounth of France following the route Napoleon. 25 years later  they met up again after discovering they have developed similar interests and they now work together with a focus on outdoor programmes, offering courses that connect people with nature. Tom paints picturers and produces hand made bows and arrows, with all materials found locally to his home, close to Lucerne. Link  Tom's Art Gallery 


Our Swiss army training has given us a solid background to deal with the out- door environment.  Between the two of us, we have over 2000 miles walking experience on the St. James' way through Europe.

Eric's position as manager, consultant and trainer for the insurance and reinsurance firms and his ten years living in the wilderness equip him with many useful tools and insights. He is now open to share them with you.

"Have you ever considered getting out of the system? I did it, my advice to you: Do not! Instead, learn how to find your balance between work rest and play within the system."
Eric Westacott 
Tel: +41 78 681 25 87
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