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IFSC Climbing World Cup Chamonix 2018

 | Chamonix
One of the best international climbing competitions is commencing tomorrow! The IFSC Climbing World Cup for speed and lead sports climbing will be held from 11th to 13th July in Chamonix. This exciting event will have over 12,000 spectators watching elite athletes compete at the Place du Mont Blanc. Here is the competition’s schedule for […] Read more

Overland students second week in Chamonix

 | Chamonix, Overland Summers
Luckily, our brave Overland students have had very sunny and warm weather during the daytime so the hikes to the Lac Vert, Chalet de Cerro and the Tete du Grand Chantet were glorious. On Monday afternoon, Karine took both groups up to the Animal Park at Merlet. They started off with a picnic at Les […] Read more

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy 2018

 | Chamonix
The 7th edition of the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy is in town this weekend, uniting alpine enthusiasts of all levels with mountain guides and professional athletes. The 3 day event is hosting various types of clinics to advance your mountain skills and gain alpine knowledge from Friday 5th until Sunday the 8th July. The clinics offered […] Read more

Overland students first week!

 | Chamonix, Overland Summers
Here at Insted we are enjoying our first week with our summer Overland students and leaders! The students brave the heat and had great days out and about in Chamonix. On Monday the students, with their leaders, met our teacher’s Karine and Emlilie at the school. Each student then had a brief chat with the […] Read more

Chamonix Yoga Festival 2018

 | Chamonix
The wonderful Chamonix Yoga Festival is returning for its 5th year from 6th-8th July. For three full days the festival will be hosted at the beautiful Majestic building in the centre of Chamonix. If you’re interested in joining the event, you will find a wide range of yoga styles to try; from learning the fundamentals and […] Read more

July Events in Chamonix

 | Chamonix
Here are some events coming up next month in Chamonix; Climbing World Cup 2018 will be stopping off in Chamonix, lets hope this sunny weather remains for the spectators! The lead and speed competitions will be held from the 11th-13th July at Place du Mont Blanc in Chamonix centre. This is not to be missed, a […] Read more

Marathon du Mont Blanc 2018

 | Chamonix
Now in its 40th year, the Marathon du Mont Blanc is once again returning to Chamonix. The Marathon started out as a challenging, single day 23km race. Today, the marathon has expanded into a 3 day event with a variety of 8 races: Mont-Blanc 90km, 42km, 23km,10km, the Vertical km, Mini-Cross, Duo Étoilé (a nocturnal […] Read more