Despite my natural mountain guide’s tendency towards pessimism my concerns about the surplus snow proved unfounded yesterday when our first course made the top of Mont Blanc at 7:30am. Well done to all involved and especially to head guide Christian Appertet for a particularly fine piece of logistics juggling to
10 days to go before season start and above is how the route up our training peak Gran Paradiso (4061m) currently looks from the Chabod hut webcam. I don’t have a picture taken at exactly the same time from a previous season, but to give you an idea shown below is the
Flying visit to North Wales this weekend to work on our Mont Blanc Training Weekend. Big thanks to all who took part and to guides Graham Mcmahon, Theo Seimens and Tim Neill. Our last training weekend before the season starts will be on 21st – 22nd May, and we may be
One of the problems with setting up a guided ascent of Mont Blanc is that hut booking restrictions mean it must mostly be decided in advance. What then is Mont Blanc Guides’ strategy? There are two huts on our preferred route up Mont Blanc, the Tete Rousse at 3200m and the Gouter
Pleased to announce that due to increased interest we are running two extra North Wales training courses on the 24th/25th and the 26th/27th March this year, click on the above link for full details.
Some feedback from our 2015 training courses: After experiencing our week with Mont Blanc Guides in Chamonix, I can now attest to how incredible the MB preparation course in North Wales really is! If you live in the UK (or anywhere in Europe for that matter), I would
Well that’s it for 2015, probably the most difficult season we’ve had since we started in 2004. The last three years have all done better than our published average course success rate of 66%: in 2012, 2013, and 2014 over 70% of our groups made the top of Mont Blanc
A short video by Simon Bell of his team from Autism Northern Ireland climbing Mont Blanc with us in September.
Aerial photos from our second last course of the year. Well done and congratulations to Richard Burgess, Ally Simpson, Brian O’Neill, Anja Ronken, Thomas Loughlin, Brian Lee and Brian Wickham. No one will ever believe it’s you by the way.