Its been quite a few years since Chamonix has been able to open for skiing during the month of November, however, thats exactly what happened today, 19th Novemebr 2016.
Not only did Grand Montets open but the conditions were exceptional. Chamonix valley has had a number of storms blow through over the last couple of weeks and all have been providing snow above the valley floor, and sometimes down to 300m altitude.
There has never been a better time to think about coming out to the Alps for an early ski before the Xmas madness begins.
If you are arriving in Geneva via the airport then there are no problems, we collect clients from the airport on a daily basis all year round.
geneva train station
What happens if you are not arriving by plane and want picked up from the Train station or a down town hotel? well, its not a problem for us. Â We collect from any location and travel to any location near and far. Â We frequently travel into Geneva city to pick up from the train station, Hotels, shops, houses and offices to travel up to Chamonix or else where.
A mountaineer recently discovered a box of hidden treasure on the Glacier des Bossons, He stumbled across the box which contained rubies, emerlands and sapphires while crossing over the Glacier.
The climber decided to hand the jewels over to local authorities after he noticed the jewels were contained in bags with ‘Made in India’ printed on them.
Its not the first time pieces of aircraft have been found on the Glacier des Bossons, in-fact, some local residents frequently find pieces of the stricken Air India plans that crashed on Mont-BlancÂ in 1950 and 1966.
If no-one claims the jewels they could become the property of the lucky mountaineer, who would then become around â‚¬250,000 richer!
Policing of the “normal” route and Trois mont-Blanc route on Mont-Blanc will now go ahead for this coming summer climbing season 2013.
From June through to September police will be placed on two very popular climbing routes to inform and, when necessary prevent people attempting Mont Blanc.
They will mostly be present in two places: the Col du Midi and the Tete Rousse hut. They are being placed there to educate climbers and give advice for a successful summit attempt. They will look at equipment, peoples fitness, weather and other factors.
The only place where is it permited toÂ bivouac is at the TÃªte Rousse, where there is a designated camping area.