Chamonix is quite simply the mecca of alpine climbing. Whether you are a rock climber, mountaineer, ski tourer or just enjoy being in the mountains, Chamonix is the place to be. The glaciers and icy slopes of the Mont Blanc Massif offer an impressive number of climbing routes for alpinists, while the world famous Chamonix granite is extremely popular with rock climbers.
Not only does the Mont Blanc Massif offer outstanding mountaineering, but the area is well prepared for climbers. The network of lifts and trains give rapid access to the high mountains, where a plethora of refuges offer fully catered accommodation. Many Mountain Guides operate in the area and are available to look after you if you need them. The valley also has an abundance of excellent gear shops, hotels, restaurants and bars enabling you not only to climb your dreams and relax afterwards.
This article is courtesy of Stuart Macdonald, a fully qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Chamonix Mont Blanc.