Keep an eye on our website as we start to load our new trips for 2017.
If you enjoyed the Tour Du Mont Blanc and fancy a similar challenge look out for our new Swiss point-to-point trip – Matterhorn to the Eiger.
For those of you who have less time and want a more relaxed holiday with fabulous day-walks head for our Amalfi Coast Walking holiday.
Dates, details and prices coming soon…..
The new season has started and our first self-guided clients are en-route to Les Contamines today and our first guided group arrives next week. The trails are clear, but there is still old winter snow at the high passes: good boots and ski poles are essential. We still have a couple of places on our guided treks, so book now for a last minute adventure.
We are now more than halfway through the season and we have had lots of happy trekkers complete the TMB. The first few weeks were hit by a heat-wave with temperatures up to 34ºC in the valleys. This meant early starts and long lunches! The weather is now more normal with more comfortable temperatures and some spectacular late-afternoon lightening storms.
Some clients have put their experience of trekking with us on Trip Advisor. You can them here, published on 31 July 2015:
This summer was one of the wettest on record but, despite this, every single one of our clients completed the TMB – both on guided and self-guided trips. It is a fantastic achievement considering the trek is over 165km long and entails 10km of ascent and descent: even when the weather is fine it is a tough journey. We have heard that some people managed a swim in the rain in the outdoor pool at our hotel in Les Contamines and that the guided trek in August had over 15cm of fresh snow on one of the passes! Truthfully, there was a lot of fine weather too and we have many photos from happy clients.
Thanks to all our clients who trekked with us this year and good luck on all your future adventures.
Chamonix seems to have less visitors this year and some hotels are reportedly empty! However, lots of our trekkers are still making their way around the TMB. The early part of this week has been wet, but is looking better from Wednesday when another of our groups arrive. Our trips in Austria and the Dolomites are also experiencing changeable weather.
Last week was a bit changeable, but it did not deter any of our guided and self-guided clients who all completed the TMB in good time. This week is very hot – up to 30ºC in the valleys. Looking forward to Sunday when it will be a bit cooler.
We have had two groups of clients complete the TMB and report that the passes are clear of snow, not many trekkers on the trails and that the weather has been generally good. Both had a day of wet weather, but said it made the views more worthwhile.
02 July TMB group trek starts tomorrow: good luck and have fun!
There is not so much snow in the Alps this year which means most people are sensibly skiing on the pistes. It does, however, mean that the main passes on the TMB should all be open earlier – great for a mid-June trek! Last year we had so much snow that it was still a significant issue until mid July.
Thank you for visiting our recently updated website. Previous clients will notice the difference and I hope that new clients find the site easy to navigate.
Over the coming months we will update this page with news about conditions on the TMB and any advice that we think may be useful.
Best wishes. Philip Mansbridge