We are qualified professionals who have a high level of competence, knowledge, skills and abilities needed for leading groups on multi day treks in the middle mountains. Our guided Walkers Haute Route treks are led by qualified a UIMLA mountain professionals. They will guide you throughout your trek and ensure your safety at all times as well as offering you a wealth of information regarding the flora, fauna and history of the area along the Walkers Haute Route.
It very much depends on what kind of experience you are after. If you enjoy walking in the mountains but don't what the added stress of the daily organisation, kit decisions, route finding and navigation then let the guide do all the work.
Once you have signed up for your preferred trek - the full circuit, the westerly trek or the easterly trek - you need to prepare physically for the experience so you arrive ready for the challenge, see further information on: Trek grades and Fitness Preparation. Once you are here you can then relax and enjoy the hassle free experience by being guided through this impressive environment.
We will meet you on the first night at the hotel in Chamonix for the Walkers Haute Route trek briefing where you will have chance to meet the guide and the group. All essential information will be given beforehand and the trek briefing will enable everyone to be fully informed before they start the walkers Haute Route.
During the trek the leader will guide you through this stunning environment and at the same time look after your welfare and give you an abundance of information about the area.
To compare the experience take a look at our Self Guided Walkers Haute Route page or contact us to discuss this further so you can make an informed choice before you book your trek.
We pride ourselves on our trekking expertise coupled with local knowledge. Your trek guide will have extensive knowledge of the Walkers Haute Route and your will have all the materials you need will be able to guide you whatever the weather. In poor visibility the trails can be difficult and having someone with you who knows the area can be invaluable.
Your chosen Guide for the Walkers Haute Route will not only ensure your safety but will also offer a wealth of knowledge about the environment. Find out more about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area you will be trekking through. You can also find out more about the local cuisine, as we are also experts on taking advantage of the local culinary delights!
We use very experienced fully qualified Mountain Leaders who live and work in the Alps all year round. We feel this is such an important element of your holiday that it is essential to get the right people for the job.
This is why we are very pleased that Joy O'Flanagan, Alison Culshaw, Gary Hodgson, Alex Langdon, Kelvyn James, Victoria Chelton, Paul Colley-Davis and Sara Wild will be guiding with Mont Blanc Treks in 2019.
The Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA) (UIMLA) was founded in November 2004 and is an internationally recognised qualification that sets standards for mountain leaders all over the world.
The UIMLA International Mountain Leader and the IFMGA Mountain Guide are the only internationally recognised qualifications for those leading groups in the mountains.
Mountain Leader Associations
Mont Blanc Treks are affiliated to SNAM & BAIML the French & English Mountain Leader Association who are full members of the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA). They look after the professional interests of International Mountain Leaders in Europe & around the world.
Find out more about UIMLA, BAIML & SNAM by visiting their websites.
UIMLA: Union of International Mountain Leader Associations
BAIML: British Association of International Mountain Leaders
SNAM: Accompagnateur en Montagne European