UIMLA GUIDED TREKS
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. All our guided treks are led by qualified a UIMLA mountain professional. 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.Hiking gear and comfortable clothing are essential for every trekking tour.
WHY BOOK A GUIDED TREK?
We offer guided and self guided trekking holidays and although the treks are similar the experience is very different.
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 & navigation then let the guide do all the work.
Once you have signed up for your preferred 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 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 trek.
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 trekking page or contact us to discuss this further so you can make an informed choice before you book your trek.
WHAT WILL THE GUIDE PROVIDE?
The trekking guide will have extensive knowledge of the route and 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.
The trekking guide will not only ensure your safety but they 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.
All our guided alpine treks are led by qualified a UIMLA mountain professional. 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.
We have a team of very experienced fully qualified Mountain Leaders who live and work in the mountains 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.
Which is why we are very pleased that Joy O'Flanagan, Alison Culshaw, Alex Langdon, Gary Hodgson, Paul Colley-Davis, Emma Jack, Sandy Patterson, Kelvyn James, Victoria Chelton, Duncan Boar, and Sara Wild will be guiding the Mont Blanc Treks in 2018.
The Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA) was founded in November 2004 and is an internationally recognised qualification that sets standards for mountain leaders all over the world.
Mont Blanc Treks are affiliated to SNAM the French 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.