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The flowers in the French Alps are a great reason to walk in the mountains.  This weekend we went walking in the Beaufortain.

Posted: 'Thursday 8th of June 2017

The wolf is now well-established in the French Alps.  Locally, in Savoie, two wolves were seen at the ski resort of Courchevel. They were spotted and photographed after dark by one of the ski resort employees whilst driving a piste machine.

Posted: 'Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Reading and interpreting the avalanche forecast is fundamental to reducing the risk of becoming a victim of an avalanche.

Despite daily avalanche forecasts available on-line and displayed in ski resorts there are still too many avoidable avalanche accidents.

Posted: 'Saturday 1st of April 2017

Why choosing a locally based walking guide in the French Alps is your best option.

Before you book your next guided walking holiday in the French Alps you may wish to consider the following questions.

Will your walking guide really have “Local Knowledge”?

Posted: 'Tuesday 24th of January 2017

The ibex is the emblematic animal of the Alps. The ibex (or bouquetin in French) is an animal that likes rocky ground, not necessarily in the mountains and is well adapted to high altitudes. In the mountains it finds a last refuge from man.

Posted: 'Sunday 6th of November 2016

The immediate risk is that your unqualified walking guide or hiking leader could be arrested at any time leaving your holiday ruined. You may then find yourself required to give a statement to the police as part of their investigation. Clearly not how you wish to spend your holiday.

Posted: 'Saturday 27th of August 2016

Walking in France, the Alps or Pyrenees, you will see herds of sheep or goats. Maybe you will see a shepherd with them, part of a timeless tradition.

Posted: 'Wednesday 20th of April 2016

We see and potentially carry, more and more gadgets including: “smartphones”, GPS devices, digital cameras with GPS built-in, GoPro's, etc.

Posted: 'Sunday 29th of November 2015

If you, or a friend, are still using an old (c. 10 years or over avalanche transceiver) it's time to consign it to the bin! And no, don't sell it on Ebay!

Posted: 'Sunday 29th of November 2015

In France via ferrata are graded using the well-established naming convention used for alpine mountaineering. It is this grade that you will encounter on the information panels and in the local tourist offices.

Posted: 'Saturday 22nd of August 2015

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