The world’s oldest alpine club set up in 1857, the Alpine club boasts the world’s largest mountain library, a stunning collection of art and artefacts. The Alpine Club ‘s founding mission statement is to bring information to mountaineers. Departing from the traditional guidebook edition it has now started to publish information on the web (Funalps). The information centre will be manned by Alpine Club membersGo to site
Camp To Camp is a multi-language site dedicated to mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, ski-touring, snow-shoeing and hiking. You’ll find a guidebook with more than 20 000 routes described, outings describing recent conditions, articles, forum, an album…The website is a collaborative endeavour managed by a not-for-profit organization focusing on free content.Go to site
The UIAA unites alpine clubs from all around the world to work on common issues such as environment protection, product safety and access. One of its better known initiatives is the setting up of the ice climbing world championship.Go to site
UCPA was born to make it possible for young generations to have access to outdoor activities. It was founded in 1965 as the result of the fusion of two associations one of them being the National Union of Mountain Resorts (Union Nationale des centres de montagne) at the instigation of Maurice Herzog who was then Secretary of State to Youth and sport. During its 47 years of existence, UCPA hasn’t stopped evolving to fulfil new generations’ aspirations while pursuing its engagement to promote accessibility to outdoor activities such as mountaineering and alpinism. Its pedagogy was built on the ambition to encourage autonomy and responsibility in order to trigger self-fulfillment inside a group.Go to site
Treaty between EU members who have territory comprising the Alps. To work on mountain specific issues including the protection of cultural heritage, alpinism being one.Go to site
The GHM supports amateur climbing and has a membership spanning France and other countries.Go to site
Enjoy 15% discount on a paragliding flight!
What makes Wing over Chamonix different is their mascot, Sai Sai. Olivier Laugero, the Wing over Chamonix manager, has an unusual flight partner: a dog.
Olivier is passionate about everything that flies – he has spent years bird-watching through his binoculars. To justify his aerial wanderings, Olivier arms himself with a camera. As one of the most accomplished paragliding photographers, he works for the Yann Arthus Bertrand agency as well as for Red Bull and the famous “X-Alps” adventure race.
Olivier was the first pilot to ever top land a tandem paraglider on the summit of Mont Blanc.
Chamonix Topo is a dedicated online guidebook and information resource for climbing and skiing in the Mont Blanc Massif and surrounding area. Bringing together descriptions, videos, blogs, photo’s and maps to give you the information you need.Go to site
This site is a portal into route information, mainly from camptocamp.org for various categories of mountaineering. The site consists of eight selected outings lists. After selecting a list one can then click on a chosen route to access, ( in most cases,) an English translation of the route description on the C2C site. The category pages also give details of the many relevant, published guidebooks.Go to site
The Fête de la Montagne offers, every last weekend of June, a variety of events on the theme the mountain.
On 28 and 29 June 2014 will be held, throughout France, the second edition of the Fête de la Montagne.Read more
Complement your week at the Chamonix Mountain Festival by doing some amazing twisting, stretching and bending at the Chamonix Yoga Festival!Read more
Combining modernity with the past, Jean-Claude DESCOMBES’ majestic architecture will surprise you. Facing Mont-Blanc, two 4-storey chalets overlook the 1,800m2 ground floor. Each door opens onto a succession of elegant novelties. Forget anything you’ve ever experienced and come and discover a 4-star Hotel and Spa that is outstanding down to the smallest detail. You can either book your stay at the Hotel Heliopic or just enjoy one of their amazing Spa treatments!Read more
We’re proud to have Chamonix Adventure Festival as our partner. It brings together adventurers, explorers, athletes and enthusiasts from near and far, to share tales and showcase their talents through film, photography, art and displays and this year begins immediately after the Chamonix Mountain Festival. The film programme will be packed with inspiring tales with filmmakers, explorers and athletes on hand to share their exploits so whatever your sport we’d recommend putting 7-10 July in your diary.
This year’s Adventure Festival once again includes film and photography courses with Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Tristan Shu with preferential rates available for Chamonix Mountain Festival participants.
Mountain Drop-offs operates airport transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix and a host of resorts across the Alps 365 days a year.
With a reputation for first class customer service, it works around customer flight times to provide hassle free, door-to-door, transfers.
Shared, private and VIP transfer options are all available between Geneva Airport and Chamonix. Book online quoting promo code CMF14 for discounted fares to get you to Chamonix Mountain Festival.
Transfers can be booked online at www.mountaindropoffs.com or its friendly English and French speaking team can be reached on +33450471773 or 44 (0)20 7043 4874.Go to site
La Chamoniarde is the voluntary organisation which takes responsibility for co-ordination of accident prevention and rescue resources in the Chamonix valley. The website is a rich resource for accessing everything from the latest mountain condition updates from the Office de Haute Montagne to details of essential safety training courses.
Its principle objective is coordinating the many agencies involved in mountain rescue which is provided by gendarmes secouristes from PGHM the national search and rescue department, who operate in close collaboration with the DAG the national helicopter rescue team, and the Sécurité Civile. Medical support is provided by SMUR doctors, specialized in mountain related trauma.
You can find out more here.Read more
Just a few Kilometers from Courmayeur, at the border between Italy and France, there are the Funivie Monte Bianco. In 20 minutes from La Palud you reach Rifugio Torino and its fantastic Terrace on the Glaciers where the view on Mont Blanc (4807 m) and the Giant’s tooth is breathtaking. At the horizon: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso.
At Pavillon du Mont Fréty you’ll find also the Permanent Mont Blanc Crystal Exhibition hosts 150 minerals and quartzes found by a local group Les Amis de Berrio in Mont Blanc Massif.