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Stories and Tips Chamonix

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Magnetism of Mont Blanc

Written by Alan Ingram on 15 Aug, 2001

As the highest summit in the Alps, although only second highest in continental Europe to the 5,633 metres Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus and thereby failing to qualify as one of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks of the seven continents), the 4,807m Mont Blanc…Read More

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Austrian Tyrol - the place to test yourself

Written by Alan Ingram on 15 Aug, 2001

With its extensive network of readily-accessible mountain huts the Austrian Tyrol is ideal for first forays into the European Alps. The multitude of 3,000 metre summits provides a wealth of easy routes and good practice and experience for future assaults on the higher and more…Read More

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Hut to hut way to explore the Alps

Written by Alan Ingram on 15 Aug, 2001

Winter mountaineering experience in the Scottish Highlands provides an excellent foundation for first forays into the European Alps. Although new horizons with greater challenges are opened, clothing and essential equipment - the mandatory ice-axe and crampons - remain the same. While some major summits, such…Read More

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Across the Alps as a Snow Surfer

Written by Josh S on 05 Jan, 2005

"It’s called the grandest TRAVERSE in the Alps," our fearless leader Graham deadpanned. I hesitated. I could tell that what he meant was, "It’s called the grandest TRAVERSE in the Alps, you idiot!" Ah yes, in fact, the fabled Haute Route across the Alps from Chamonix…Read More

Study French at INSTED in Chamonix

Written by formershrink on 22 Feb, 2007

During my junior year of college, I decided to spend a semester in France skiing and studying French language. I saw that a Swedish program named INSTED ran a language school in the famous ski resort town of Chamonix, and I enrolled for a semester.…Read More

Thoughts on a wild rush

Written by davidx on 07 Nov, 2002

Was it a sensible thing to do? We live in Northern England and we drove to Dover, crossed to Calais, went right across France in a day and spent two very active days there, and then drove back to Burgundy by a ciscuitous route taking…Read More

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getting there the scenic way

Written by rhiannon1968 on 12 Jan, 2002

Oh, there are so many ways to get to Chamonix... but my very favourite one is by train from Switzerland - and more specifically from the station of Martigny - which is only about 40 minutes away from Geneva's international airport. It's not the fastest…Read More

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