Walking Holidays in the French Alps

Walking Breaks

Mer de Glace a great walking breaks location

We both love this time of year. Our guests are out enjoying their walking breaks in the UK and abroad,  while others are preparing for their summer and autumn walking breaks. We particularly enjoy receiving emails from them; again some of them send us photographs as they travel or when they return home, while others

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Driving to Italy via England, France, Germany and Austria

View of Sciliar from the Brenner Pass when driving to Italy

It is rare that guests drive to Chamonix for our French Alps walking holidays as Geneva is so accessible by air from the UK. However driving to Italy is a different story. The Dolomites is not as easy to fly to, and many of the airports are still a reasonable drive away. Every autumn we

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Avalanche Risk is a Real Threat in the Alps

Avalanche risk is always a threat in the Alps

The number of avalanche deaths in Europe is at its highest for five years. The problem goes back to the snow drought: In many European resorts nothing really falls until January. When new snow eventually arrived – as it did – it sits precariously on top of this weak layer, which can collapse at any

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Photo of the Month | The Ibex

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It isn’t long before our next walking tour to the Dolomites. At the moment we are trying to find time to put together our calendar of walking holidays for 2021 The problem is we keep getting distracted by all our wonderful photographs taken in Chamonix. We have chosen our photo of the month to be

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Chamonix Walking 2021, Still Time to Join Us

After a great five weeks, Mike getting great testimonials on the Argentiere Glacier

We are now busy planning our Chamonix Walking Holidays 2021 and we very much hope it’s another success. Feedback from the Peak District 2019 We have had some very positive feedback on our testimonials page so we feel pretty pleased with the way things have gone so far in the Peak District, so fingers crossed for the

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Nine Years of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

Five years at Pinnacle Walking Holidays

We have been running Pinnacle Walking Holidays for nearly five years – how time flies. It is so rewarding to have many returning guests who come back year after year; many have become friends who we see socially.

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Two Sad People Looking Forward to Next Season

Nearly at the Top; walking in the Italian Dolomites

Well our four wonderful Dolomite hiking breaks and the last two Peaks cancelled we are two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks would have been a great success and everyone would have been was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing

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Buying Rucksacks for a Walking Holiday

Coming down off Sassolungo with rucksacks

The first thing to consider when buying new rucksacks is the size. We would recommend considering rucksacks between 35 to 45 litres. This will assure you that you will have enough space for everything (including your all-important butties and cake). Remember in the winter in the UK, you will be carrying more equipment with you

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Walking Boots

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

I have been going on walking holidays for many years and walking boots have been my biggest bugbear. I have tried so many different types and the only boot which has felt really comfortable is a Brasher. The leather is so soft and they never need breaking in, it’s a really great walking boot for

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Choosing Walks from Walking Books

The Mont Blanc range overlooks Chamonix, home of the climbing world cup

People often ask us how we choose our walks on Italian and French walking breaks, it’s pretty easy to decide as we have spent many summer holidays in both places. But of course, we also bought lots of walking books along the way, some better than others, some calling a twelve mile walk with several

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