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E. ROCK CLIMBING
Saturday 17 September • 12.00-18.00 • Outdoor
Come and test your head for heights. Or choose to go a bit further. From the powerful yet fragile position of mastering a rock face (with the help of a guide and the presence of the rope), take another look at yourself and the world around you. Interdependence, decision-making, self-awareness, leadership, nature’s power and fragility – all come to mind.
Get ready for the activity:
Effort level: A good level of physical fitness required, but not former climbing experience needed. Not suitable for anyone susceptible to vertigo.
Terrain: Possible approach walk on mountain paths. Rock climbing on a pre-prepared rock face close to the centre of town.
Who with: Accompanied by Chamonix mountain guides
What you need to bring:
All climbing equipment (harness, rope and helmets) will be provided.
D. WALK IN THE WOODS
Together with a forest bathing practitioner let the trees on the shaded paths of Chamonix lower your stress level, raise your immunity and generally improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
Effort level: 2 – 3 hours or so walk, little height gain, gentle pace
Terrain: Earth and gravel paths amidst the trees (beware the roots!)
Who with: Accompanied by a mid -mountain Chamonix guide
C. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL HIKE
Hike up to, around and back from a magnificent panoramic view point in the company of best selling author and Sophrology practitioner, Dominique Antiglio. Thanks to her reflections together with short and dynamic practices along the
way combining breathing, visualisation and movement, we will explore how our perspective and perception can change not simply because of where we are but also the frame of mind we adopt before, during and after an experience.
Effort level: 3 hour hike with height gain of about 300 m (990 feet) to a maximum altitude of 2,115 m (6,940 feet)
Terrain: Gravel and earth mountain paths, with a short passage on slate (protected with a rope barrier)
Who with: Accompanied by Chamonix mid-level mountain guides
What you need to bring:
B. LOOK & LISTEN HIKE
Accompanied by a geophysicist, enjoy a demanding hike while witnessing and getting a better grasp of the impact climate change is having on the Alpine mountain environment.
Effort level: 4 – 5 hour demanding hike with c. 400m height gain. Very good physical fitness and some experience of hiking in the mountains required, not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights
Terrain: steep mountain paths (earth and gravel) and sections on rocks at an altitude of 2,000 m (6,500 feet)
Who with: Accompanied by Chamonix mid-mountain guides
A. ART WALKSHOP
Saturday 17 September • 14.00-16.30 • Outside
Wandering and sketching are both soothing, happy activities known to foster mindfulness and new ideas. Here’s a chance to experience the benefits of putting them together! No technical skills needed, and inspiring materials provided for our doodling ramble in the gorgeous natural environment of Chamonix.
Effort level: 2 hours gentle walking punctuated by artistic interludes, sitting on the ground or a tree stump
Terrain: Gravel and earth paths in the valley
Who with: Accompanied by a Chamonix mid-level mountain guide