The Alpine Challenge

Alps, France     
08/09/2021 - 13/09/2021     COMPLETED

About the trip

A mind blowing alpine experience. Traversing famous passes, staying in high mountain refuges and summiting one of the iconic 4000m+ alpine peaks. A beautiful and challenging few days for any mountain goer or a perfect introduction to mountaineering for those looking for a new adventure.

Experience Required: 5/10    
Fitness Required: 7.5/10    
Difficulty: /10
Simon Hicks

Sitting on the glacier, having just summited Gran Paradiso, staring out over hundreds of miles of pristine alpine peaks on a perfectly clear day, the warm sun on my face, sipping from a hip flask of whisky, my son by my side, surrounded by new friends. It was a truly special moment that will live with me forever.

Sophie Dunn

I laughed, talked, cried, hugged and walked my way into a better mental space with an amazing group of people. Thank you.

Johnathan Dobson

I love the outdoors and walk a lot but to do it with such a lovely group and for such a great cause made the experience unforgettable. I'll be back.

Anna Carrington

We've hiked over 40 miles, assented 6000m in height, burnt up to 5000 calories a day, walked over 25 hours in total and collectively raised over 35k for charity. It's been absolutely unforgettable but a really tough week and I've pushed myself mentally and physically out of my comfort zone, I've met so many amazing and interesting people who are now close friends and had a chance to really reflect on life, appreciate what I have and what's important and put everything into perspective.

Ben Mallet

A very special trip, made up of new friends and incredible views. The feeling of summiting a 4000m mountain is incredible something that normal day to day life doesn't give you.

Jake Hicks

Over the course of this trip I learned more about myself than I expected, I pushed myself beyond what I thought would be my limits, even when each footstep was as painful as the last. Weeping on the side of a mountain whilst looking over the most stunning view of the alps wasn't somewhere I thought I'd find myself in 2020, but I'm so glad I did. 10/10.



8th September 2021


Group arrives in Chamonix for welcome drinks & dinner, outline of challenge itinerary and run through of kit & equipment. Night in the chalet.


Travel to Courmayeur to get Skyway cablecar to Vallee Blanche. Traverse Vallee Blanche staying in Rifugio Torino and get Aiguille du Midi cablecar back to Chamonix with night in the chalet.


Travel to Gressoney in Aosta Valley and take the cablecar to begin ascent to Gnifetti Hut. Dinner & overnight in the hut.


Early start for summit of Vincent Pyramid (4,215m) and descent back down to the valley before returning to Chamonix for dinner & celebration.


Breakfast & return home.


13th September 2021



Price includes 5* chalet accommodation in Chamonix, mountain refuge stays, 3 meals per day, lift passes and guiding costs. Beer and wine will also be provided to keep the mood celebratory!

30% deposit of £540 to secure your place. Final balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure.

* Price does not include flights and transfers.

All other T&C's will be discussed upon enquiry.

The price of the trip only covers costs for the charity so we kindly ask that people consider fundraising for M2M during the challenge.

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