Need a break from skiing and/or climbing? Are there members of your group who don’t ski or climb? 60% of people visiting Chamonix in the winter are not here to ski. An even higher percentage are not here to climb or walk in the summer.
Mark has been around a long time and has an extensive and unusual professional network. If you have a wacky idea or passion, discuss it and Mark might be able to help.
Here are some suggestions:
- Iglooism. Winter camping, Eskimo-style.
- Via ferrata. The exposure and thrill of hard rock climbing, without as much risk.
- Snowshoeing. Not everyone skis, but that shouldn’t keep you inside.
- Canyoning. Descending narrow stream gorges by rappelling, swimming, scrambling and jumping.
- Hiking and eating (or eating and no hiking). The views and the mountain cuisine are lovely in the Alps, including many Michelin-starred restaurants (yes, skipping the exercise happens so don’t feel guilty).
- French language or cooking lessons.
- Seeking solitude. Visit religious retreats that have existed for thousands of years.
- Parapente. Doesn’t everyone dream about flying?
- Mountain biking. Whether you like cross-country or riding lifts, the biking in the Alps is stunning.
- Horse riding.
- Wild swimming.The Alps are famous as mountains, but wherever there are mountains there are lakes. This activity is exploding in popularity.
- Global Warming Impacts tour. See it with your own eyes.
- Birding, botany and photography tours.
- Mushrooming, berry-picking and other foraging.
- Crystal hunting. The Alps’ oldest profession?
- Tracking Napolean and Caesar. Follow in their tracks and visit relics and ruins in the Alps and the south.
- Tour of the Selfie Sites, including James Bond and other movie locations, and scenes of famous murders and deaths.
- More. Let’s figure out something you and your entire group can enjoy!