/ Beginner's days out in and around Vaud on crampons and snow/ice
I had a google, and couldn't find any websites dealing with such aspirations. She wants to get into more adventurous things, but starting small. Is there much walking, or climbing that can be done sans guide but with a bit of common sense and spikes for feet? She's a reasonably competent rock climber and hikes a lot, but just doesn't know the alps.
Maybe some day to couple-of-day glacier treks? Small summits? Ridgelines? Something that feels a little like an adventure but is reasonably safe and doesn't require an enormous amount of ropework.
Again, apologies for the bone question!
I hasten to add that when I say crampons, I don't mean that they'd be needed for everything, but just that the routes might warrant a bit of frontpointing or french fun.
From Montreux you are still in easy reach of the Swiss side of the Valais (Saas Fee, Zermatt, Arolla) or can get to the top end of the Chamonix Valley fairly easily where the Tour Glacier could be an option for some glacier trekking.
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