Walking Holidays in the French Alps

Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix on the Swiss border at the Col de Balme

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was very warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. Glenn joined us again

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The French Food in Chamonix is Amazing

Chamonix

One of the great joys of being in France is of course french food – French gastronomy was recently awarded UNESCO status! …and Chamonix has everything from the double-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Albert Premier, to homely, cosy mountain huts. Wonderful french food. We love to cook at Pinnacle – but we love to eat out

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Mont Blanc Facts that Interest Us

Mont Blanc and Chamonix Weather is contrasts; hot days, cold mountains

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is awesome, and many of our Chamonix guests are keen to see the stunning French mountain close to during a trip to the French Alps. Walkers can complete the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen

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Chamonix Walking 2018, 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 2018 and we very much hope it’s another success. Feedback from the Peak District 2018 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

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Moroccan Lamb Tagine is a Popular Dish

Moroccan Lamb Tagine gives our meal time an exotic touch

Moroccan Lamb Tagine a popular dish. Lamb is quite expensive to buy in the French Alps, so we usually exchange Lamb for Chicken on our walking holidays. However if your making this in the UK always use Lamb, the dish is delicious and if you don’t like Cous Cous – rice is good also. If

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Chalet Menu Dessert: Chocolate Torte

A Chocolate Torte is always a favourite on a Chalet Menu

One of the nicest things about our chalet style holidays in Chamonix and the Peak District, are evenings spent around the dinner table. People get quite excited about the Chalet Menu and what we might be eating each evening. Mike tells me that whilst the group are out walking it’s always a subject that comes up;

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Footwear for Walking

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

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we see many types of footwear for walking worn by our guests. Some seem happy in approach shoes and others need the support of a good walking boot. Footwear plays such an important part in your enjoyment of the outdoors. Whether it’s an easy walking holiday in the Peak District through

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Brie Cranberry Parcels | A Favourite Canape

Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests love Brie Cranberry Parcels

One of my favourite canapes for our Peak District and Chamonix walking breaks are Brie Cranberry Parcels; perfect if there are vegetarians in the group. They went down really well in  festive season, and if made bigger Brie Cranberry Parcels make a super starter and if made even bigger are fantastic as a main course

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Chamonix in Summer is Awesome

Encountering a sign post above Chamonix in Summer

It’s hard to believe that it is January 2018 already and, after a very busy festive season, we now have the time to prepare for Chamonix in Summer 2018. The Start of the Summer in Chamonix – June June is always a tricky time to undertake any of the high level walking routes in the

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine or Gluhwein

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine, that festive smell around the house is just great. You have two options for making mulled wine. The first is to simply buy mulled wine spices and a bottle of red wine, heat them on the hob (without boiling) and hey presto. If you prefer to make your

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