Chamonix Hiking in October : LUSENET : Mountaineering : One Thread

Hi, I am interested in doing some Hiking in the alps, but I will not be in Chamonix until the middle of October. Is this still a good time to go? We are planning on going for about 4 days, so any recommendations on places to stay, and routes would be much appreciated. Even a two day ice climbing course or something similar might be fun !

Thanks in advance


-- Jamie Holmes (, September 23, 2003



Hiking in Chamonix in mid-October has some pros and cons. Most vacationers/tourists will be gone so you'll have the place and trails to yourself. The downside is that a lot of places will be closed for the season, especially refuges (if you're planning on hiking the GR5 or do the Tour du Mont-Blanc). The weather might be inclement also that time of year. if colder temperatures don't bother you, then October is the way to go.

Have fun, man!


-- Didier Sourbes (, December 13, 2003.


You suck the big one.


-- Joey Deacon (, December 31, 2003.

Jamie, don't pretend that you actually have friends to go with you on this little gay-break ! See you in the sauna "Jambo". xx

-- Ex-lover (, December 31, 2003.

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