The right clothing significantly increases your comfort and also your chances for success when alpine climbing. Weather conditions and temperatures changes quickly in the Alps. You need to be able to stay dry and maintain the right degree of warmth from morning till the afternoon. Dress code of summer mountaineering with examples of items and brands. Read More
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How To Learn Alpine Climbing
What is alpine climbing and how do you attack and proceed in this activity? Climbing in the high mountains demands careful preparation and a certain amount of experience. Only by stepping up slowly, choosing the right objectives and acquiring the adequate skills before, this adventurous sport becomes safe and highly enjoyable. Read More
How Hard Is It To Climb Mont Blanc?
We often get the following question before people book a guided Mont Blanc ascent with us: How hard is it? How much preparation and acclimatization do I need? How do I train for climbing Mt Blanc? This is what you can expect from a week of mountaineering in Chamonix including the ascent of Mt Blanc: Read More
An Introduction to Avalanches
In the Alps, avalanches are the principal cause of mortal accidents. Ignorance and lack of knowledge put many people on the mountain in danger. So to augment the knowledge and awareness among our clients and readers we would like to provide some information about avalanche safety. I will start with a basic comprehensive introduction to avalanches and risk assessment. This info complements our practical avalanche awareness courses in Chamonix. Read More
Climb Easy 4000m Peaks in the Alps
Some alpine 4000m summits are accessible to mountaineers without much technical climbing capabilities. To climb the relatively easy 4000m peaks in the Alps you still need to have some mountaineering experience, or be a good winter mountain walker climbing together with a mountain guide. Read More
What Equipment To Bring To Climb Mont Blanc?
We suggest the following items to bring for a summer ascent of Mt Blanc. The equipment list applies quite well to most alpine one-day summit climbs, although the actual climbing gear varies. Read More
How to start Mountaineering
Looking at mountains, you wish to stand on top of that summit looking down, instead of the other way around. You are one of those people yearning to experience remote places where you are exposed to the laws of nature, an adventurous person who likes to feel the joy and satisfaction of reaching higher than you thought you could. So how to get started with climbing mountains? Read More