Mont Tondu 3196m

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Grade F+ This is an enjoyable and popular climb with a good viewpoint. Snowy slopes lead to a fore-summit called the Pain du Sucre, then the route follows a rocky ridge to the summit of Mont Tondu. Length of climb … Continued

Getting to Chamonix

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One of Chamonix’s many attractions is how easy it is to reach: you can wake up in London and be on the slopes of Le Brèvent by lunchtime. Below are details of the various ways of getting yourself to the … Continued

Les Houches

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Les Houches is a small traditional alpine village, just a few kilometres outside Chamonix. It is a ski resort in its own right, and offers a diverse range of skiing, including some of the best tree skiing in the area. … Continued

Places to visit near Chamonix

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Not far from the Chamonix valley await some of Europe’s finest and most diverse cultures and attractions. There are pristine lakes located at the foot of the snow-drenched Alps, and ancient old towns with awe inspiring Chateaus. If you enjoy … Continued

Summer Sports in the Chamonix Valley

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Can you imagine yourself in the Chamonix valley during the glorious months of summer when the sun shines brightly and warms you as you hike, bike, golf, paraglide, climb mountains, go canyoning or play tennis? And in those summer months, … Continued

Wildlife in Chamonix

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Mont Blanc, at 4,810 meters, is the highest mountain in Western Europe. Nestling some 3,800 meters below Mont Blanc’s summit lies Chamonix. The wildlife here has adapted to the extremes of altitude and the corresponding weather and terrain. As you … Continued

About Chamonix

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Chamonix is the spiritual home of all things extreme. Host of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and hemmed in by glaciers, this place is dripping in history and the scenery will take your breath away, as will the Aiguille … Continued

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