Trail Running in Chamonix: What are the Best Trails?
While Chamonix may be best known for its daring mountain ascents and silky smooth ski runs, the burgeoning sport of trail running is rapidly growing in popularity in the iconic French valley. Whether it's the Alpine views, the challenging terrain, or the cultural charm of hillside cafes, Chamonix-Mont Blanc is quickly becoming one of the
An Unforgettable Himalaya Mountain Climbing Course
For nearly a decade, Matt Hook has been an avid mountaineering enthusiast and dreamt of summiting many of the world’s most ambitious and inspiring mountain peaks. “Ever since I first started mountaineering about eight years ago, it's been my dream to climb all the iconic mountain ranges in the world,” Matt tells Explore &
Aconcagua Guided Ascent: Upcoming Dates (2020-2021)
Aconcagua (6961 m) is the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits. Between December and March, mountaineers from all around the world attempt to reach its summit. If you are up for the challenge, check out the next departure dates to join a group with a certified mountain guide this season!
Monch Climb: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Preparation, Cost
Situated in between Eiger and Jungfrau, Monch is a logical starting point for any aspiring mountaineer. For those who are not bothered by its exposed ridges, the peak is not technically difficult and offers spectacular views of the surroundings. It is also a popular option for climbers warming up for the other two.
Eiger Climb: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Preparation, Cost
Towering 3.967 meters above sea level, Eiger is part of a famous trio of mountains that includes the Jungfrau and Mönch in south-central Switzerland. The peak is one of the most famous mountaineering destinations in the Bernese Oberland as well as the Alps, at large. It has long been popular with climbers, offering multiple
Climbing Jungfrau: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Preparation, Cost
Join a certified guide on the trip of a lifetime to the Bernese Alps of Switzerland to take on Jungfrau, one of the most symbolic mountains in Europe, for a mountaineering adventure steeped in beauty that is sure to leave you speechless.
How to Prepare to Climb Mont Blanc
While climbing Mont Blanc does not require much technical skill, there are some important steps you should take before attempting to summit western Europe's highest peak. Being physically fit, practicing necessary climbing skills, packing correctly and keeping yourself hydrated and well-rested are key to your success.
Beyond Aconcagua: Best Outdoor Adventures in Mendoza
Among mountaineers, Mendoza is synonymous with Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits. For those that are not mountaineers, Mendoza is synonymous with wine, most famously, Malbec and Torrontés. But although climbing Aconcagua is something you should definitely do (and still in time for this year!), and tasting
Climbing Ama Dablam: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Preparation, Cost
Traveling through Nepal, you may hear whispers passing through various climbing circles. Word of “the Matterhorn of the Himalayas.” The legend of a steep and indomitable peak that, while under 7,000 meters (23,000 feet), is among the most technical and challenging climbs on Earth. A tale of a summit alluring for its exposure and
Yoga and Hiking: Top Spots to Practice Surya Namaskar in Nature
With yoga becoming increasingly popular as a way to disconnect from noise and reconnect with a sense of self and vitality, and to improve overall wellbeing, it is being incorporated as a complement to many activities. Combined outdoor programs that integrate hiking with meditation, breathing techniques (pranayamas) and postures (asanas) add both to the