The winter Chamonix EXPERIENCE is back for the season along with the magical atmosphere of Christmas. Included in this experience will be a mini-photoshoot that I will do of you - with your own smart-phone or camera - during our walk. We will discover, on foot, a confidential version of Chamonix with it's little-known passage-ways and traditional neighborhoods. If you've been here before and already know downtown Chamonix, let me know so that I can take you to another area to show you something new and different. This "off-the beaten track" experience is designed to give you an exclusive peek of how people live in the mountains. We'll go to the best view-points to photograph the Mont Blanc. Whenever possible, we will stop to chat with the locals. Gee, I know just about everyone in town. I welcome a maximum of 4 people on a walk - and the pace is easy-going and adapted to your level. This walk is great for families with kids. Please contact me ahead of time if your children are very young so that I can help you plan accordingly. Also, contact me if you are a big family so that I can arrange a family price. If we've got the time, we'll stop for a refreshment near the end of the walk. Beverages are not included. This outdoor experience entails easy walking for about 3 hours. I'll be telling you how to prepare and dress to stay warm and toasty. Hope to see you !
I'm an American-born photo-journalist and professional rock-climber, living here in Chamonix for many years. During almost 15 years, I lead groups with American Express all over Europe and the US leaving me free time to ski and climb. In 2011 I developed my Discovery Walks, hosting small groups of travelers and amateur photographers throughout the Chamonix valley. I love to show people the hidden treasures of the valley so that they can truly understand what makes Chamonix tick. My walks are discovery experiences with a photo twist; be it with a camera, a smart-phone or just eyes wide-open.
I'll be showing you a Chamonix that you perhaps would never be able to find on your own during your short stay. I've spent most of my life here exploring the hidden corners of this valley in order to write and illustrate my book and magazine articles. Now it will be my pleasure to show you my own secret Chamonix. This unique and complex valley is also about people. So whenever possible, we'll meet and talk with the local inhabitants.
It is very important to be dressed according to the weather forecast at the moment. I'll inform you ahead of time what the weatherman has planned so that you'll know what to bring. In any occasion, please wear good-soled and water-proof walking shoes.
Designed for world-travelers who want to see more than what meets the eye. We'll discover iconic but also secret spots of Chamonix. If you already know Chamonix and want to discover something entirely new and different, the experience can be privatized and I can create an itinerary just for you.