Snowshoeing recommendations for Chamonix?
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Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Snowshoeing recommendations for Chamonix? on 04/05/2011 12:00:10 MDT Print View

This is a shot in the dark, but I'm traveling to Chamonix, France in a couple weeks. My wife isn't quite up for skiing Valee Blanche (which makes my heart cry a little bit, okay, a lot) but I'm looking for a full day snowshoe trip that we can take instead. Skiing ability is the limiting factor on the Valee, but we're up for something that justifies an early start, ditches the crowds and gets us up high. Any recommendations?

Khader Ahmad
(337guanacos) - F

Locale: Pirineos, Sierra de la Demanda
Chamonix on 04/08/2011 05:52:54 MDT Print View

You won't get away from the crowds unless you climb something epic (Beyond Good and Evil, Pinnoccio...), the last spring I went there I climbed the Gabarrou/Albinoni and it was crowded. You will never get away freom the crowds, period.

The Valee Blanche is easy, so get a guide (it is exposed in spring)and go for it.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Chamonix on 04/08/2011 14:00:40 MDT Print View

Thanks, Khader! I was afraid of that for the crowds... Unfortunately my wife won't "go for it" with Valee. :) Maybe be I'll see what they recommend when we get there.