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June 2017 - monthly newsletter and course reports
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Congratulations to 8 of our guests who reached the summit of Mont Blanc this week. They climbed variously by the classic Gouter route, and also the traverse Trois Mont Blancs route! It's been a very busy start to the Alpine season, and currently we have groups in Italy, Switzerland and France. The photos above have featured on our social media over the past fortnight, and showcase some amazing images. Two teams have already departed on the Tour du Mont Blanc, with six more groups this week. The weather has been very hot and dry, though temperatures are due to drop by 10C next week, which is welcome news for snow and glacier routes! Here's we feature some fast approaching trips, so those looking at a last minute trip, can take advantage of the current weather and conditions.
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Alpine Autonomy Techniques, £999
A fast track course that is designed to make you more autonomous in the Alps. You cover a detailed technical syllabus with focus on Alpine ropework, glacier travel, moving together, and crevasse rescue. The course culminates in the ascent of a quiet and remote summit, such as the traverse of the Domes du Miages. The next date with spaces is 16 - 22 Jul 2017 (2 spaces).
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Classic Tour Mont Blanc trek, £899
Walk every step of the TMB, staying in mountain huts each night of the trek. Over 7 days of guided trekking, this is the tough original trek, which will appeal to regular hill walkers. It's the connoisseurs choice, for those who believe in the ethics of completing every inch of the tour, and tackling all the high passes. Final spaces on 29 Jul - 6 Aug 2017 (2 spaces), on this tour led by Heather.
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Chamonix Trail Running week, £699
Chamonix is the Alpine mecca for trail running, and our weeks show you some of the best trails and views in this amazing massif. Run on beautiful sections of iconic races, such as the UTMB, Vertical km, and marathon routes. July dates are led by @KingsleyJones, author of the Cicerone guidebook to the area. Dates; 9 - 15 Jul 2017 (2 spaces), and 30 Jul - 5 Aug 2017 (3 spaces).
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Technical routes & summits
For thosw with more Alpine climbing experience, we have just 1 final space on our trips to Oberland (link), Dufourspitze (link), and on the Zermatt Climber (link), on the week of 30 Jul - 5 Aug 2017. These trips have flexible itineraries, to enable you to adapt to the weather and conditions, to maximise your climbing time, and the number of summits ascended during the week.
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Icicle worldwide mountain news
Fresh from ascenting Everest twice in a week without oxygen, Kilian Jornet ran up Mont Blanc this week in 4 hours from the valley, link.Alex Honnold soloed Freerider on El Capitan, link. Marcus Scotney and Carol Morgan win the Dragons Back race, link. This weekend sees the Chamonix marathon races, link. El Cap has also recently seen its first completely nude ascent, link. ;-)
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