MikeChadderton

Mike Chadderton, qualifed walk leader of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

Wet Bank Holidays in the UK; dream of Alps and Dolomites

Monsal Dale one of many Peak District walks close to Monsal Head

This weekend sees another one of those times in the UK where the weather looks chilly and maybe a little wet, as usual. Dreaming of the Alps and Dolomites So, no for us as we are starting to get ready for our walking breaks in the French Alps, making sure we have everything in place

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Rifugio Bolzano in the Dolomites

The castle in the Dolomites and the symbol of South Tyrol.

They call Rifugio Bolzano the castle in the mountains: it sits on the Sciliar/Schlern plateau and has become the symbol of South Tyrol. Our walk of the month is the Rifugio Bolzano; it’s a difficult walk but has the most rewarding views. It’s not on the Pinnacle Walking Holidays itinerary, but on day off if

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Best Photo of the Month | Ortisei

Out best photos of Ortisei, the best photo from a Dolomite Walking Holiday

Mike and I always feel a little flat at this time of year as we try to choose our best photo from this year’s Dolomites and Chamonix walking holidays. As things slowly return to normal back in Bollington in the Pinnacle Walking Holidays office we have lots of lovely photos and happy memories. These images

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Best Hikes in the Alps

Mer de Glace seen on a French Alps walking holiday is one of the best hikes in the alps

The walk between Plan de l’Aiguille and Montenvers Chamonix is one of the best hikes in the Alps. Walk Description. Take the first stage of the Aiguille du Midi to Plan l’Aiguille. Here is a great place to linger and gaze at the surrounding mountains, maybe the chance to see a marmot. Follow the Grand

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French Alps Walking Holidays

Walkers and sightseers love Chamonix

A walk which is a big favourite with guests on our French Alps Walking Holidays is the Grand Balcon Sud. It is one of the classic walks of the Chamonix valley, with stunning views across to the Mont Blanc massif: A Pinnacle Walking Holidays favourite. We start from the top of the Flegere cable car

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Skiing Passion; Something for Winter

Pinnacle walking holidays also have a skiing passion

As you will know Pinnacle Walking Holidays love hiking. What you may not know is that Mike and I also have a skiing passion. We adore being in the mountains in the Winter. Some people, including us, only have limited time off work or constraints on when they can take a break. Fitting in both

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Albert Premier Refuge

Lunch break at the Albert Premier Refuge

This year we did Pinnacle’s second harder walking break, and it was a great success. We decided to do the Albert Premier Refuge walk and the views were wow. Below are the walk details, a must for strong walkers. Take the Télécabine from Le Tour to Chalet de Charamillon and continue on the connecting Télésiege

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Outdoor Clothing Repairs, try Lancashire Sports Repairs

Mike and Paula of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

When we ran the walking lodge in Wensleydale winter was harsh. So I bought a Mountain Equipment down jacket from the Walking Shop in Leyburn. It’s been so good and toasty and kept me warm in the winter for the last 6 years. This year it was looking a little worse for wear – faulty

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Majestic Dolomites Summer 2019

Summer snow in the majestic Dolomites

We are sadly home after a fantastic four weeks in the Majestic Dolomites Summer 2019. The Weather It was very interesting this year, starting in late August with hot sun, in the middle of the month we had rain,then hot sun returned As always the Hotel Digon was superb, as yet we have had nobody

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Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Another of my favourite walks to take our guests who are on a Chamonix Walking Holiday is the route to Montenvers from Plan de l’Aiguille. Starting from the Aiguille du Midi cable car station in the centre of Chamonix we take the lift to the mid station at Plan l’Aiguille where lots of those on a

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