The Walker’s Haute Route

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Chamonix to Zermatt, Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. What pictures these names conjure in the minds of those of us who love mountains! The two greatest mountaineering centres in the world – one overshadowed by the highest massif in Western … Continued

About Skiing in the Chamonix area

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The Chamonix valley has five main ski areas, none of them particularly convenient for people staying in town. Le Brevent-La Flegere and the Aiguille du Midi are accessed by cable-cars that are rather too far from the centre for comfort, … Continued

The Vallee Blanche

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The Vallée Blanche in Chamonix is probably the single most beautiful ski run in the world, and certainly the most famous off-piste route in existence. The route winds down from the massive Aiguille du Midi cable car, (3800m) zig zagging … Continued

Aiguille du Tour

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Grade: F (facile – easy) Main difficulties lie in routefinding on the upper sections of the Tour glacier. Height gain Day 1 : Col de Balme to Albert Premier hut 600m Day 2 : Albert Premier hut to Aiguille du … Continued

Cosmiques Arete

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Grade AD 4a This climb is deservedly extremely popular. Short, safe and exhilarating, on good quality rock, it is a perfect introduction to Alpine mixed climbing. Height 150m climb to 3770m High season June to September Equipment 50m rope, half … Continued

Contact phone numbers for Chamonix mountain huts

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Albert Premier Hut – 2702M +33(0) +33(0) +33(0) Argentiere Hut – 2771M +33(0) +33(0) Le Couvercle Hut – 2687M +33(0) +33(0) Envers des Aiguilles Hut – 2523M +33(0) +33(0) Leschaux Hut – 2431M +33(0) +33(0) Le Requin Hut – 2516M … Continued

Dent du Geant SW face

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Grade AD This is an excellent peak with airy climbing on high quality rock with a fantastic 360 view from the top. An early start is not necessary as it is in shade in the morning, though you may want … Continued

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