/ What if you don't know what to do in the Alps
Thoughts? I just don't want to come back feeling that I wanted more!
And how do I get to find a guide with this in mind?! Looking to spend a few weeks in Scotland the next winter season with similar in mind.
Why not phone a few guidews up ? I'm sure itiniaries can be matched to requirements
I think most guides would prefer to do the kind of things you would want in preference to another trip up Mt Blanc. In fact if you are flexible on what you want to do that will open up so many more options for taking advantage of conditions and weather.
There is a way of sending a general request to all BMG members through the BMG website.
There are several companies who offer various itineraries with a 2-2-1 guiding ratio: you can sign up and they'll match you with another single. That cuts down the cost, but you don't have the same flexibility.
Sadly, guides don't come cheap, but a considerable saving can be made if there are two of you. You can also learn a great deal from an experienced 'second'. You'll be together whilst the guide is leading and it's good to have someone on hand to put right the mistakes you are making. I've climbed with a guide and another client on a few occasions and had a great time.
A couple of times, I've used the Club Alpin Chalet au Tour (Argentiere)as a base and found people there to share the cost of a guide, this might also enable you to find a partner for easier stuff, too.
i can highly recommend Mike from
been of a few things with him including a week in Chamonix
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