Experience, Safety, and Fun.
We’ve been running these trips for years. We have more than 20 years of experience running trips in the mountains and living in Switzerland. We are originally English but have lived here for many years. Our team is made up of UIAMLA International Mountain Leaders or UIAGM Mountain Guides.
We know and understand the locations, weather, and conditions and always look after you, showing you how to look after yourself in a mountain environment.
Our trips are all about meeting new people, having fun, laughter, and experiences together.
You leave this trip with skills, memories, and friends.
Please note: We will make every effort to fulfill this itinerary but with high mountain trips, we must be adaptable to weather, snow, and avalanche conditions.
You’ll be collected by your guide at Martigny train station at 16:00 – a direct train ride from Geneva airport. From here we’ll do group introductions and you’ll have a chance to settle into the accommodation before dinner. Food, accommodation and specialist equipment is included on this trip. NOTE: You may need to walk a short distance into your accomodation (1.5km) so pack light! This is based in a remote, starlit moutain valley.
On this day we’ll head out from our base in the mountain valley, to a location that’s fantastic for gaining snowshoe skills – learning how to move over the snow with ease. We’ll also complete a small journey into the Swiss wilderness, with incredible mountain backdrops. In the late afternoon, conditions permitting, you’ll have an option of trying a chairlift uplift and a swiss sledge descent. This is an exhilirating ride down the mountain on traditional sledges (20chf extra) however, you can also choose to drink hot chocolate or hot wine insted.
An early start will see us on the trail to ascend the 3 hours to the Grand Saint Bernard Monastery, where we will break for tea and food with the monks. Afterwards, we’ll make a short journey across the Italian border, before returning back into Switzerland and descending back to the valley. In the afternoon you’ll then visit Barryland – home of the famous Saint Bernard dogs!
Most people then return to Geneva by train (1h 30m hour) for an evening flight home.