Adventure through the Alps - on Foot

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Dates 1 Jun '11 to 31 Jul '11

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 2,200 - 2,500 EUR (EUR Euro)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Adventure through the Alps - on Foot

I have travelled extensively through Europe with a backpack, but now I want to spend time in the mountains of Europe and maybe even the Caucasus. I would like to stay a few nights in Chamonix, Climb Mont Blanc, try Via Ferrata (spelling?) in Italy, paraglide in Switzerland, and anything else adventurous.

I am early 30s looking for anyone in their 20s to 50s to travel with. I like to travel with men and woman, as long as they don't complain too much and like to try new things. I don't mind living cheaply either if the budget sounds too much. But hiring a guide for Mont Blanc will cost a lot and I really want to do it. But I'm flexible with everything else.

The dates I chose are just to give an idea of my availability and the climbing season for Mont Blanc. I don't plan the trip to last the whole two months. Maybe 3 weeks
in between. But let's discuss first. I'm really looking forward to talking to other overland travellers. I don't really get a chance at home.

Adventure through the Alps - on Foot

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500ppm
500ppm hello ulrike, i would be pretty much up for the mont blanc (june to august), and the para gliding thing. i am currently based in paris and already got in touch with some guides in chamonix. - i think that you could save some money if we organized the preparatory days ourselves in switzerland before and then hire the guide for the 3-day tour to the mont blanc. did you already proceed with the plannings?
4 years ago
Jebbert
Jebbert Hey I am definitely interested in this, and could easily get the funds for it. I am a strong mountain climber and was thinking of doing Mont Blanc next year. I just got to make sure there is nothing planned already for that time. The only problem would be paragliding as I have never done that before.
4 years ago
Sunny
Sunny Hi Ulrike! I'm planning to climb Mt Blanc next summer, most likely sometime between July-September. I don't have much mountaineering experience yet, but there are several businesses that will guide you up there and you'll learn the skills as you climb, so I'm taking the whole challenge as a learning opportunity. Let me know if you're still up to this and maybe we could team up!
4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike Absolutely still up for it. I'll be in Asia in early 2001, an hopefully make it back to Europe mid-2010. Have you done much climbing before?
4 years ago
Sunny
Sunny Mountain climbing on or ice climbing no, so far I've just been hiking. I'm doing rope climbing indoors, so I know a bit about ropes and stuff but in mountaineering I'm a novice.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Sunny, I'd love to do Mt Blanc, but it looks like we won't get to Europe until mid-2011. So we'll see.
4 years ago
Wessel du Plooy
Wessel du Plooy Sounds promising, would like to join. Had plans to head in that direction this summer, but decided to go east rather. So next year would suit me well.
4 years ago
Jessi
Jessi I would love to do this let me know...
4 years ago
Mark_Lester
Mark_Lester Add Triglav in Slovenia to your wish list. Lovely place and people.
4 years ago
karkas
karkas I am interested in this trip. I prepared to make Mt. Blanc climb with group of friends. But I refused it recentle, because acclimatization and climb plan is not acceptable for me. Leader want to sleapp in tents on snow and glaciers, nad he chooosed most dangerous normal route to Mt. Blanc. I am interested to discuss possible options with other people or t ofind companions. I prefer to climb Mont Blanc from Italian side (Pope Route).
4 years ago
Alexander Supertramp
Alexander Supertramp Hi ulrike. Sounds like a great tramp around the alps. Check out my trip http://globetrooper.com/cycle-vietnam-laos-and-wherever-the-road-takes-us-2011. Probably not interested, but worth a try :)
5 years ago
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ulrike ulrike
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Alexander Supertramp Mark_Lester BennyB Jessi Wessel du Plooy Sunny Todd dinkle jbearman live2discover Jebbert omba Sophia Frederic974 Q Vanessa

Countries

Eastern Europe Western Europe

Highlights

  • Chamonix
  • Saas Fee (ski?)
  • Dolomites
  • Via Ferrata
  • Mont Blanc

Activities

  • Mountaineering
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Altitude 4000m+