Alpine live webcams, weather, cable cars
& avalanche forecasts
Nothing is more crucial to your holiday than knowing where in
the mountains you will find the best weather and conditions. This page
helps you do exactly that, both in the Lake District and across the
It is a well documented and sad fact that most people who get into
trouble in the mountains, have not checked the weather and avalanche
forecasts before they set out. Please bookmark this page, and check it
before you go! To see the typical weather and route conditions
throughout the year in the Alps; click for link.
Mont Blanc, Chamonix
Prarion Cable Car, Les Houches
knowledge... Check out the US Navy Meteorology site for some of the
best weather modelling available. The site in unclassified, and you
should click on the precipitation rate loop for the best model; click for forecast
Chamonix Cable Cars
Just click on the image to the right to open the cable
car status reports page for Chamonix Mont Blanc, in
which of the live lift statuses are detailed in full.
Mountain rescue - Below
are the emergency contact numbers, and their websites for research or reference. Note that if calling for
help in the UK, ask for the Police, then state that
you require Mountain Rescue.
EchoSOS app - install this app to share your location to emergency services. It works in well over 100 countries across the world, and will provide you the local emergency numbers on the app.
UK all areas
Mont Blanc area
Bourg St Maurice
Italy Val d'Aosta
If alerting rescue, be prepared to share all of the information below, to the best of your abilities...
Where - location of casualty & you / team, provide grid reference / altitude / route / mountain if possible
Who - name, details, group size, number(s), so that the rescue services can mobilise sufficient response
Why - injuries and condition of casualty, with any details you can provide of first aid given or ongoing
Weather- current conditions for helicopter, so the pilot knows any details on flying conditions and weather
What - plan to stay put, if safe at location, and what equipment you have to protect yourself and casualty
If needing rescue, you can also contact our local host emergency number 24/7, and we can immediately assist in multiple local languages. This number is provided to all on our courses and expeditions at the safety briefing.
are based in the English Lake District, we are understandably
fairly obsessed with the weather! Click on the photo below
to visit our shop, or scroll down for weather and webcams.
If you wish to make a charitable donation, our preferred
local charity is the Langdale & Ambleside Mountain
Rescue Team, and the link to their website is here,
and their donations page link is here.
note that we do not provide any guiding for charity
challenge events in the Lake District (or abroad), such
as the National Three Peaks. On ethical grounds we will
not, and have never, guided any of these types of event.
They put intollerable stress on the local infrastructure,
communities, and mountain rescue teams.