Category Archives: Alps

Trip Report: Chamonix, France: August 2016

Staff Members: Robin Paschall & Dean Paschall Travel Dates: August 18-21, 2016 Destinations Visited: Chamonix, France Chamonix is the starting point for the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek.  There is so much to do here that it is worth a … Continue reading

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Epic Treks not to be missed — Europe, Aconcagua, Ecuador

Tour du Mont Blanc The Tour of the Mont Blanc is the most popular trek in Europe and is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular tours in the world.  The shorter trek can be done in 6 days.  … Continue reading

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Mountaineering in the Alps: Experiences for All Levels!

The European Alps are the birthplace of mountaineering. Early pioneers including Horace-Bénédicte de Saussaure and Jacques Balmat in the 18th century and Edward Whymper in the 19th century conquered the most famous peaks including the Mont Blanc (de Saussure and … Continue reading

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Trekking the Alps: Is a guided trek right for me?

Many of our clients for the Alps wonder if a guided trek is right for them. For many travelers a guided trek is a wonderful way to explore the beautiful mountains that are home to the Mont Blanc and the … Continue reading

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A Trek For Every Month: Top Hikes Around The World (June, July & August)

Read below to learn about our top trekking destinations for June, July and August. We’ve picked some of our best options in Morocco, Peru, India, Iceland, Europe and Ecuador! This post is the second installment of the Adventures Within Reach  “Trek a … Continue reading

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Great Hikes Above Zermatt

We love the Alps and we love Zermatt! I’ve written about great hikes near Chamonix, and now I’ll share my five favorite hikes above Zermatt. These are great hikes for independent hikers and could be considered the top-five or best … Continue reading

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Europe Trekking on the Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is our favorite trek in the French and Swiss Alps and our recommendation to anyone embarking on their first trip in these amazing mountains. We offer an 8-day itinerary with 6 days of hiking, covering … Continue reading

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A Trek For Every Month: Top Hikes Around The World

Read below to learn about our top trekking destinations for March, April and May. We’ve picked some of our best options in Tanzania, Chile, Nepal, France, Switzerland, Peru and Bhutan! Not everyone can take off on an epic international trip … Continue reading

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7 Differences Between Switzerland and Tanzania

I don’t know that many people would think that Switzerland and Tanzania are much alike, but here are some fun contrasts! #1 Switzerland:       Cool to cold temperatures depending on elevation and season. Tanzania:            Hot, hot, hot except at night when … Continue reading

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The Glacier Express Train: St. Mortiz to Zermatt

The Glacier Express is Switzerland’s classic Alpine Train Tour! After a trek in the Alps many travelers wish to extend their journey to take in more of the Alps’ amazing scenery. We highly recommend the Glacier Express that runs from … Continue reading

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