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There are some Alpine routes that when climbed in winter, far outshine the same ascent in the summer months, and there’s one that stands out a mile; the Arete des Cosmiques on the Aiguille du Midi, far above the Chamonix valley.  With a coating of snow…

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We have two groups already out on the Haute Route ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt, and currently there’s perfect weather and high pressure across the Alps. Here’s a conditions report, based on the information from the two IFMGA mountain & ski guides…

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In the winter months, it’s common for runners to be put off by the weather, and for the mileage and training to take a dip. This seems especially true for those visiting the Alps in the winter, due also to concerns about avalanche risk and a lack of…

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Our latest mountain conditions report and newsletter has just been sent out, and should have arrived in your inbox this morning. If you haven’t got it yet, click here to view it. In summary, the winter arrived late in the Alps, but it’s been a very good…

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After the major Alpine snowfalls in November, it’s been an exceptionally dry December and start to 2017 in the Alps, and currently there’s poor snow cover and quite a low avalanche risk (link). Don’t be lulled into  false sense of security, as all the…

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Our last Alpine courses this summer finished at the weekend, and just in the nick of time, as the forecasts predict fresh snow to 2800m this week (link). As the distinct lack of blog posts this season indicates, it’s been hugely busy, and the weather has…

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A few clients have been in contact to query if our advertised courses will change prices or have a post-Brexit supplement applied to them. The answer is a categorical NO. We will honour all our advertised trip prices, and are not going to be exploitative…

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This summer has already seen 10 of our teams on the Tour du Mont Blanc trek, and as the spring snows are melting rapidly, the conditions are improving day on day. Above is a photo of our most recent guided trek, approaching the Col du Balme from…

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While the political world is in meltdown, we are retreating into the ‘simplicity’ of the mountains, and this blog (today at least) is a referendum free zone! A huge congratulations to our teams on Mont Blanc yesterday. These photos were shared by Trevor…

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One of the reasons we go to the mountains is to remind ourselves how insignificant we are, a small dot of coloured Goretex on the enormity of a mountain face. This knowledge of our triviality is exactly what makes us feel alive, and what nurtures our…
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