You will fly from France to Urumqi via Handzou. When you arrive, you will spend the night in a hotel in the city center.
We will take a 4×4 truck ride from Urumqi to the village of Hemut, where we will spend the night in a guesthouse. Along the way you will get to visit the villages of Buerjin and Altai.
We will spend the next week ski touring in various spots in the Altai mountains. During the evenings we will return to and rest in the local villages.
We will return to Urumqi, where you will spend the night, and where you will also get to visit the silk road museum and discover many artifacts from the Taklamakan desert.
Paris airport, where we will catch the flight to Urumqi.
Hotel in Urumqi and comfortable lodging in the villages we will be visiting.
Participants should bring the following items with them: 30/35 liter backpack, skis, skin, ski boots, poles, 1 sleeping bag, 1 self inflating mattress, 2-3 pairs of socks, goretex, waterproof pants, 2-3 breathable t-shirts, 1 fleece jacket and waterproof jacket, 1 hat, 1 pair of thermal gloves, 1 pair of fleece gloves, thermos, blanket, head lamp with new batteries, glasses, sun screen, lip balm, personal items and a camera.
I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).
Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.
I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.
In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal
I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.
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