The Chamonix Valley offers excellent opportunities for mountaineering in the Alps. The summits of the Mont Blanc massif attract mountaineering enthusiasts from all over the world since they were first conquered by Jacques Balmat and Michel G. Paccard in the late 18th century.
If you wish for adventure in the breathtaking landscape of the massif, high mountain routes of the valley can be enjoyed by mountaineers of different fitness and experience levels. Indeed, mountaineering in the Alps is not just a passion for veteran climbers who wish to reach the top of the Mont Blanc, the natural beauty of the site also attracts less experienced admirers who wish to enjoy the magnificent views from the highest point in Europe.
Many itineraries are possible from the Aiguille du Gouter and the Arête des Bosses to the more challenging route of the Traverse. Find out more about alpine mountaineering at the Chamonix Mont-Blanc tourist office website , where you will learn more about the itineraries and the Office de Haute-Montagne (High Mountain Office) for the latest recommendations...
For your mountain holiday, discover all available summer and winter activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc resort, in the heart of the French Alps : skiing, hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, climbing, golf... And of course the Vallee Blanche ski descent.
Mountaineering is one of many activities available in the Chamonix valley. Discover mountain biking, rock climbing routes, as well as 350km of hill walking paths ideal for an outdoor summer holiday in one of the most beautiful and preserved sites in Europe.
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