Chamonix is easily reached from other European and worldwide destinations by road, rail, coach or plane. For suggested travel links please refer to our FAQ page for further details. Geneva is the closest international airport, only 75 minutes away by road, making shared transfers, buses or trains easy to arrange. Please contact us if you need further advice on your specific travel requirements.
Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity. As we will be travelling in the mountains, you must be covered for helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. For further details, please ensure you have carefully read the Insurance section of our website.
Upon booking a full kit list of suggested clothing will be sent to you.
To get the most out of your week you may wish to buy a copy of the French IGN: Chamonix Massif du Mont Blanc 1:25,000 map this is available on arrival or online.
Compasses would also be useful. Some are available for loan during the week.
Chloë Lanthier: She is the Founder & Director of the xtrainingschool.com, a trail ambassador for Patagonia, she has a BA in Exercise Physiology/ Masters Science of Biomechanics & Human Performance. She is a consultant, speaker and education provider in sports rehabilitation & performance training. She has over twenty years working on an international platform. Chloë loves sharing her knowledge and experience as an elite endurance athlete through her outdoor school programmes, sporting events and with diverse collaborations. Chloë is also an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and enjoys writing in her downtime. Canadian, she now lives in Chamonix.
Chamonix born and bred Sebastien Gros fell in love with the mountains at a young age. Following his grand father's 'guide' steps he started skiing before he could walk and competed in cross-country ski races in his teens. He moved to the south of France to study and has travelled extensively around the world but would always return to 'his' Chamonix valley. He finally decided there will be no other place for him to live. For Seb the outdoors is a 'way of life' and knows the Chamonix trails like the back of his hand. Sebastien has a Masters in Sport, Tourism and Local Development and is qualified as both an 'Accompagnateur en Moyenne Montagne' (International Mountain Leader for hiking and trail running) and an Alpine Ski Instructor. He passionate about trail running as it's allows him to explore new places like: the famous GR20 in Corsica, the Swiss Alps, Mallorca, South of Spain, and off the beaten track in France such as the lesser know Cathar paths. When he's is not outdoors, Seb lectures in 'mountain environment' to high school students to prepare them to become future hiking guides.
This week will run once a minimum number of 4 clients have booked, we will take a maximum of 12.
Summer mountain weather can vary considerably. It is generally good in the Alps with lovely days, but it can deliver everything from glorious sunshine, to rain, fog, high winds and even snow. Temperatures can reach over 30°Celsius (86°F) in July and August, but can drop to 5°Celsius (41°F) on the high passes, or 'Cols' as they are known in the Alps. Essentially you should be prepared for any eventuality. The average temperatures range from 15-25°Celsius (59-77°F) in the valleys and 5-15°Celsius (41-59°F) on the passes.
Due to the specialised nature of our trips, we work with a select number of partners to help ensure your trip reaches its minimum group size to be guaranteed to run. The companies we work with reflect our own ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer to our guests.
Prices may vary depending on date.
|Code||Start date||Return date||Dates||Price||Type||Status|
|ATR1 19||Sat 15 Jun||Sat 22 Jun||
Sat 15 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
Code: ATR1 19
|Price: £1475||Spaces available||Book|
|ATR1N 19||Sat 15 Jun||Sat 22 Jun||
Sat 15 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
Code: ATR1N 19
|Price: £895||Non-accommodation||Spaces available||Book|