Chamonix; Mont Blanc’s Amphitheatre of Adventure

Surrounded by towering peaks the French town of Chamonix is a true mountain town. Situated in the Rhone-Alpes region it caters for snowsports enthusiasts throughout the winter and is equally popular with climbers and mountain bikers during the summer. Though it is sometime since my last visit, arriving immediately felt like returning home, soaking in the atmosphere in the amphitheatre …

Wild Nights in the Lakes – The Lakeland Haute Route

Taking the high road Mention the Haute Route to any keen skier and the chances are they will get a faraway look in their eyes and start waxing lyrical about endless slopes of pristine virgin powder and awesome scenery.  The Haute or High Level route links the great alpine centres of Chamonix and Zermatt.  Boasting Mont Blanc as the starting …