All is not lost. The world is not ending...
All that has changed is that we are in a self-imposed economic slowdown that has been created purely to save the lives of our most vulnerable people. Let’s think about this for a moment…
This is one of the most compassionate things our society has ever done.
To me, this is a remarkable and wonderful moment in our present which will soon be the history that we will teach our children.
Sure, lockdown is not what we want. I for one want to be hiking further than 1km away from my home! But I’m grateful to be able to do that and to share some photos of the mountains looking so beautiful in their spring “suits”.
We had some fantastic local news a couple of days ago
high up in the Alps, near the Aguile du Midi on Mont Blanc the wolves have returned! On the 8th April our local newspaper, Le Dauphine published a video that had been captured of a lone wolf roaming the mountain, currently free from skiers, snow-shoers, bikers and hikers!
We are, behind the scenes, working hard with our supply chain to make sure that when it’s OK to travel again, we will be able to offer you some long awaited, well deserved freedom. We will be able to take you along the ancient Walkers Haute Route and loop the mighty Mont Blanc on the Tour du Mont Blanc…
And until then, we will also keep in touch - and keep you in touch with the beautiful world that is waiting for us.
The sky has never looked clearer, the air is filled with the sound of birds and I for one will never tire of watching the tips of the mountain turn pink each evening at sunset.
It IS hard not being productive. It is worrying, not knowing when the lockdown will end but maybe it’s okay to not be our most productive selves right now?
What if we actually allow ourselves time to enjoy the Easter weekend? Whether you are religious or not, Easter is about solidarity, compassion and embracing change. And perhaps there’s actually more growth to be found in slowing down. In acceptance and embracing our world as it’s unfolding?
It’s out there, waiting for us, and it’s looking more beautiful than ever.
We will ensure that we keep you posted on what it's like over here and here are some updated resources to help you make informed decisions about future travel plans.
We recommend your own government’s travel advisory service information for your destination country:
UK, the FCO Travel Advice
Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs
USA, the State Department Travel Advisory
Canada, use Travel Advice & Advisories
Australia, the Smart Traveller Information Service
New Zealand, it’s SafeTravel.
Here is a roundup of the most up-to-date travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further details of our how we are protecting you and your booking see here: Coronavirus Client Protection
As ever, if you have any questions about your trip or our treks in general, we are here to help. Please give us a call or email us.
Jane at Mont Blanc Treks
UK: +44 (0)161 408 1222
FRANCE: +33 (0)7 81 58 69 03
USA: +1 303 800 5866
AUSTRALIA: +61 75660 6258