Mont Blanc climbing holiday

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Responsible tourism: Mont Blanc climbing holiday

Environment

The alpine landscapes you will experience on our Mont Blanc climbing vacation are simply stunning so it is essential then, that our small groups of 4-6 climbers minimise our impact on the mountain to ensure that they remain so for future generations. All rubbish will be carried out of the mountains and disposed of sensibly. The mountain huts and their immediate environment are particularly sensitive to degradation and it is up to us to ensure that we use the facilities sensibly and leave them as we would expect to find them.

The natural landscapes we explore are some of the richest, often most challenging, yet at the same time some of the most fragile environments on earth. With education, experienced leadership and appropriate equipment and techniques, it is possible to travel responsibly through these regions. For us, it is critically important that such wilderness travel experiences do not diminish the natural values of the environment.

Our environmental sustainable principles: True sustainability is a guiding aspect in all aspects of our business planning and operations. Specifically our tour operations should be managed in a way where the natural and cultural values of the host region are undiminished in the long-term.

Where possible, we engage in partnerships with local environmental groups and/or land managers to actively campaign for conservation or promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation.

Our Responsible Travel Guidebook: Our philosophy since 1975 has been to leave only footprints and take only photographs. To reiterate this, every customer who travels with us receives a copy of our award-winning Responsible Travel guidebook. This detailed book outlines our environmentally sustainable principles, and outlines how each customer can minimize their impact while traveling.

Global Warming and Carbon Balancing: The root cause of Global Warming is society's dependence on emission creating fossil fuel. Planting trees is not going to reverse this trend or cancel our carbon emissions very quickly or effectively. We believe the way to reduce these dependencies is to create clean energy production. Therefore, we support renewable energy projects like wind and solar power, and we are aligned with Climate Friendly, the gold standard setter in effective, meaningful action addressing climate change. So, while we believe that tree planting can play a small role in greenhouse gas abatement, we have gone the extra mile in promoting a longer term solution. Is this cheap? No. Is it responsible? Absolutely!

Community

Our starting point of Chamonix is heavily geared up for tourism but this does not mean that everyone is a tourist or understands our language. It is up to us to make all reasonable effort to communicate in the local language and to fit in with the local way of life.

Our responsible travel principles: Our company aims to maximise the positive benefits of tourism for host communities. This includes training and employment of local staff, using local suppliers and assisting in the development of sustainable local businesses.

We actively minimise the negative effects that tourism can have by ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up prices on local resources.

We provide opportunities for real cultural exchange, where locals and visitors alike can share and learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect.

We contribute to the welfare of the host community. This is epitomised in our Community Project Travel program where we organise for our travelers to spend time in disadvantaged villages upgrading basic facilities such as health, education and water access.

We strive to educate our travelers about the destination and its local cultures as well as providing guidelines on appropriate behaviour to minimise impact.

No local payments policy: Local cash payments are becoming increasingly popular with many operators in the adventure travel industry. This policy seems to benefit the tour operators more than the local economies or the travelers, as it avoids local taxes and transfers the costs and risks of cash handling onto the travelers. In accordance with our Responsible Travel practices, we have chosen a policy of not asking for such payments.

Reviews of Mont Blanc climbing holiday

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2009 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Climbing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Drop purchasing of expensive water bottles, and simply buy mineral water in lightweight plastic bottles at the refuges.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Appreciate usage of local guides.

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2007 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Memorable: 1.Training in the stunning beautiful mountains - Trient Glacier.
2. The views on the climb up and down from Mont Blanc summit, including sunrise
Exciting - the scramble up to the Gouter Refuge.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bring a sheet bag for sleeping in the Huts.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Reasonably so. I was very impressed the way the guides always picked up other peoples litter.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good. The guides were excellent - particularly Philipe and Gerald Durand.

Reviewed on 07 Sep 2007 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I think the attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and in spite not having made it due to bad weather conditions it was still nice to have been to the Dome de Gouter. Other moments were the stunning landscapes.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Physical fitness is indeed a thing one has to have... the views are so much nicer if you don't need to suffer during the hikes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good... I enjoyed every moment of it, although I would not have minded if it were a little tougher.

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