Chamonix - home of adventure
For those who have never been, Chamonix is a beautiful place, with some wonderful walks and hikes with stunning mountain views (and cable cars to help you up).
There's also plenty of climbing and mountaineering for the more experienced, or novices with a guide. See the link here for some ideas: https://www.chamonix.com/what-to-do,121,en.html
Please express your interest by filling out the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FSZ7MKR by 12th May. You cannot book this trip online.
The trip details will be confirmed by mid to end of May. The cost for accommodation (about £140 to £200 for the week) will be payable then.
As this trip is overseas and the risk is generally higher than a home trip (at least for those who go mountaineering - not so much for hikers), this trip is only open to those who have already been on at least one trip with the club.
The trip is partly intended for people to get their first taste of the Alps with like-minded folk so if you've never been, then you are welcome. We can help find nice hikes and other activities (and there really is no shortage), but as with all trips, what you do when you get there is, ultimately, up to you. We can also help organize qualified guides to spread the cost with others. This can be for anything from basic Alpine skills or to take on one of the many great routes. The more experienced members on the trip may be willing to take a group out to a hut or try for an easy peak depending on the skills of the group / individuals.
The trip will run from Saturday 31st August to 7th September and travel will be via Eurostar and coach. The cheapest / most convenient train departs St Pancras at 07:19 on 31st and arrives Lyon at 13:00. Alternatives, changing at Paris, are available. Onward travel to Chamonix via coach or train. Return trip: Eurostar 17:25 from Lyon on 7th September.
See the forum for more details:
Please put any questions in the forum rather than emailing if you can.