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Erik is climbing up the last path on Col du passon


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  Get an introduction to avalanche & glacier awareness Insted has provided Chamonix with French language courses since 1999. Avalanche & glacier awareness has always been offered to our students and now we are doing the second FREE lecture about mountain safety for the season. Join us tonight on the 21st of January at Insted. The lecture […] Read more


Useful Chamonix links

  Chamonix is not the most high tech town in the world but there is a few useful sites. During the last couple of years, the Chamonix online communities has been booming. Today we have running clubs, mailing lists and Facebook groups with over 15 000 members. As you might already know, communities comes and goes […] Read more

No, he is not sitting down, Simon Nilsson ir ripping it in Chamonix

First snow of the season

  The snow is falling in Chamonix and it is about time! We’ve had a cold summer and a warm autumn, somehow they changed places and now the winter is knocking on the door. For just a couple of minutes ago we we got some pictures from Simon Nilsson and the pictures just had to be […] Read more

Jérôme Para climbing in Chamonix with Ifremmont

What do you know about altitude sickness?

  5 True-False questions about altitude A good physical fitness help to prevent altitude sickness. Smokers are more exposed to altitude sickness. Speed of ascent is tightly correlated to symptoms severity. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can occurs at 2500m. AMS cannot occur during a short altitude exposure (<4h). Find the answers bellow this picture   […] Read more

Trail Aiguilles rouges

  Trail Aiguilles rouges, the most beautiful race in the world? On Sunday the 28th November it is time for the eighth addition of the local race Trail Aiguilles Rouges. It’s a 54km race, with +/- 3600m of altitude gain and it must be completed in less than 13 hours. This race is said to […] Read more

Combine your french studies at Insted Chamonix with trail running

Perfect season for trail running in Chamonix

  Day by day now, the valley of Chamonix is turning into a pallet of beautiful autumn colors. The fresh, crispy mornings and sunny days with an average temperature of 15-20 degrees characterizes this perfect season for trail running. This photo is from local mountain guides and skiers Stian Hagen and Asmus Norreslet, on an […] Read more

ultra trail du mont blanc

Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Amazing race in the mountians Have you ever heard about a running competition that’s four times longer than a marathon and has a vertical ascent of 9600m ? Well, now you have. It is called Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc and is one of the most famous “ultra trail-running event” in the world and […] Read more