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October 2017 - monthly newsletter and course reports
Our busy Alpine summer has drawn to a close, and the last few weeks of season saw many ascents of the Matterhorn, Eiger and Mont Blanc, as well as Monte Rosa, Oberland, and Gran Paradiso. Now the huts and cable cars are close for the inter-season, our focus has turned to the forthcoming winter, Lake District training courses, and also to next summer. Our web developers have been typing until their keyboards were steaming, and all 2018 trips and courses have been updated...
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Winter Mount Toubkal summit, £525
How do you fancy sitting at your in-laws eating overcooked sprouts for Christmas dinner? Thought not! For a really unique Christmas, why not spend the week by joining our group making a winter ascent of Mount Toubkal, in the Moroccan Atlas mountains. A night at each end is spent in a 4* hotel in Marrakesh, and we use the comfortable Mouflon hut on Toubkal, for the main ascent.
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Iceland Laugavegur trek, £1899
Iceland is famed as the land of fire and ice, and the legendary trek along the Laugavegur trail intruduces you to both. Bubbling mud pools, glacier snouts, volcanic canyons, and black sand deserts. The visual kaleidoscope is constantly rewarding, as you trek for 5 days across the Fjallabak, led by an Icelandic English speaking guide. There is vehicle support and mountain hut accommodation.
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Aosta early season ski tour, £1099
The beautiful Aosta valley of North Italy, provides a perfect base for an early season week of intro level ski touring, and is an ideal choice for those planning a hut to hut ski tour later in the season. The region has great access to a huge choice of day ski tours, returning to a comfy hotel each night. Previous touring experience is not required, but a day or two day tours would be ideal.
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Lake District fell running weekends, £99
The spiritual home of Fell Running is the English Lake District. We offer popular weekend courses for those happy running c.10km, who want to get further off road, and into the mountains. Our next trip dates are 11 - 12 Nov, 16 - 17 Dec 2017, and 6 - 7 Jan 2018. These three weekend Fell Running dates will be led by @KingsleyJones, author of the Cicerone running guidebook to the area.
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Icicle worldwide mountain news
Chamonix steep ski film Waking Dream released, link. Pete's Eats climbers cafe in Llanberis shuts down then reopened the next day, link. Great article on the ethics of down clothing and equipment, link. Kendal Mountain Festival speakers include Andy Kirkpatrick, Mark Beaumont and Anton Krupicka, link. Glencoe skyline race winners were Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg. Here the film, link.
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  Upcoming course spaces...
These trips can be booked online for immediate confirmation. We also build bespoke trips for individuals and groups. Get in touch...

28 - 29 Oct - trek - Wild Camping, Lake District - £140 - itinerary
11-12 Nov - run - Intro Fell Running - £99 (2 spaces) - itinerary
25 Nov - 2 Dec - climb - Winter Toubkal - £525 (3 spaces) - itinerary
17 Dec - 4 Jan - climb - Aconcagua - £3499 (1 space) - itinerary
17-23 Dec - ski - Aosta Ski Tour - £1099 (2 spaces) - itinerary
23 - 30 Dec - climb - Winter Toubkal - £525 (3 spaces) - itinerary
12-14 Jan - climb - Scottish Winter Skills - £325 (2 sp) - itinerary
21-27 Jan - ski - Cham Intro Touring - £799 (2 spaces) - itinerary
28 Jan-3 Feb - run - Gran Canaria running - £799 (4 sp) - itinerary

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Elbrus ski tour
Ski the highest summit in Europe via the remote north route. £1499, dates April, May & June 2018.
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  Mont Blanc
2018 dates already live. Booking deposit is £250. Book before end of this October at the 2017 price!
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Cham Off Piste
Select from level 1 or 2, with dates on mid-season snow sure weeks. Just £799 for guiding and B&B.
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Climb the highest peak in the world outside the Himalayas, via the 360 route. Dates over Xmas & NY.
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Winter running
Join our Chamonix based winter trail running weekends. Safety skills and techniques for winter running.
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Enjoy a week of spectacular landscapes and snowshoe summits. Just. £799 inc. B&B and guiding.
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Matterhorn via the Lion Ridge film
Here's a 60 second edit of the ascent of the Matterhorn, by a group of four guests, and their guides. They climbed via the more remote, exposed, and quieter Lion Ridge above Cervinia. The night was spent in the Carrel mountain hut, which is situated roughly half way up the mountain. Trip itinerary, click here

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