All my walking holidays in the Alps are based upon personal experience. I have been guiding as an International Mountain Leader (IML), in the European Alps since 2010.
The Alps is a fantastic playground, stretching all the way from the French/Italian border to Slovenia, some 600 miles. Between the months of June and September the weather is generally mild and sunny, the snow has moved back above 3,000 metres and there are countless opportunities to walk high alpine trails and cross passes from one country to another. As well as breath-taking views of glaciers and summits you are also likely to catch sight of Marmots, Deer, Ibex and maybe see an Eagle or Lammergeier!
Many of my journeys include an overnight stay in a traditional mountain hut or refuge. Perched high above the valleys, between 1800 – 2500 metres, they are a fantastic place to relax after a days walk, where you can sit and watch the sun set, whilst the hut guardians are preparing a 3 course evening meal.
Each year, all the routes are re-checked prior to the start of the trekking season and our trip notes are updated. I also keep in touch with each of the accommodation venues provided to ensure that the high standards we expect for our customers, are maintained.