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09 June 2017

Experience an Alpine Classic with Mountain Tracks

Venture in to the high alpine and conquer a classic this summer with Mountain Tracks.

Flying down a mountain with skis strapped to your feet, it can often be easy to forget that climbing the same mountain you are descending can be just as rewarding. Ticking off one of Europe's iconic peaks or mountain treks is the experience of a lifetime. Boasting a range of summer trips to suit all ability levels, the newest addition to the Ski Club family has you covered. Whether you are a seasoned mountaineer or you are a hill walker looking to take the next step Mountain Tracks has a trip for you.

We checked in with Mountain Tracks’ Chris and Dan to find out some of their favourite expeditions and treks...

Grand Paradiso and Mont Blanc Climber (Chamonix, France)

Climb Europes Tallest Peak

Climbing Mont Blanc is a classic mountaineering challenge and our 6-day guided programme led by our team of IFMGA Mountain Guides is designed to give you a great week's climbing starting with an initial forray up Grand Paradiso to acclimatise and culminating in the ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc. We have over 30 years of combined experience climbing Mont Blanc with clients and will ensure your Mont Blanc adventure is one to remember!

The spectacular scenery and final exposed summit ridge makes this the finest snow route in the Alps and worthy of its prestige!

WARNING Availability is running low - There is only one place left on our 15th-23rd July expedition!

If you are only interested in climbing Mont Blanc and not the stunning Grand Paradiso, head to the Mont Blanc Climber page.

Classic Haute Route (Chamonix, France)

Classic

The Summer Haute Route trail is one of the world's great multi-day treks and is featured in National Geographic's top ten worldwide treks.

The Haute Route trail provides some of the finest views in the Alps, stretching from Mont Blanc to the Grand Paradiso. The 'Classic' summer Haute Route trail takes to the glaciers, as opposed to the walker's summer Haute Route which stays at lower levels. The trail links two world-renowned alpine mountaineering centres; Chamonix, in France, and Zermatt in Switzerland. The route features the greatest concentration of 4,000m peaks in the Alps, creating the unique vistas and breathtaking alpine scenery which makes the summer Haute Route trail so famous worldwide.

Alpine Skills Introduction (Chamonix, France)

Learn Alpine Skills in the Alps

This alpine mountaineering skills course focuses on training in the alpine mountaineering skills necessary for safe ascents of lower grade peaks. The format used is very much ‘learn as you climb’, meaning you spend maximum time on the hill. Every day will provide a new mountain experience and with it, a large array of new, interesting alpine mountaineering techniques, all leading to the ascent of Gran Paradiso (4061m.).

There’s no better place to get a taste for bagging high altitude peaks than in the home of mountaineering: Chamonix.

Alpine Skills Weekend (North Wales & Cairngorms)

Learn Alpine Skills in the UK

So, you’re a hill walker but have always wondered about pushing yourself to the next level, but never quite been sure where to start? Maybe you are an active family or group looking for a long weekend away in the hills and want to learn some new skills? Either way this brand-new course is for you.

The International Mountain Guide run courses, taking place in locations in around the UK are the perfect introduction into the world of mountaineering teaching you the foundation skills required to progress to more challenging peaks. And the best part: You don’t have to travel to a faraway mountain range!

Read more about the 2 day skills courses here.

For more information about Mountain Tracks holidays on offer this season, check out the website or give one of our friendly team a call on +44 (0)20 8123 2978.

Mountain Tracks is a small specialised tour operator started by professional Mountain Guides offering summer and winter trips all over the world. Mountain Tracks joined the Ski Club family in December 2016

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