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We run tailor made X-C paragliding holidays centred in Chamonix. Using our own chalet www.chaletskiweekend.com as a base.
Below are some proposed dates.

Chamonix X-C Camp

Dates 23-27th June, 21st 25th July, 25th 29th August, 1st -5th September

St Hilaire 8-12th September

Based in Chamonix Valley, staying in the Luxury Chalet Jumelles www.chaletskiweekend.com

Accommodation in twin rooms on a B+B basis
Chalet has a Sauna
Wi Fi and Full sky Package
4- 6 pilots per guide group
1 VW Air conditioned Caravelle
1 return transfer to and from Geneva
Services of The Alpine Ascent staff
Transportation to and from the Flying sites up to 1hr from Chamonix (some 300+ Sites)
Retrieve service
Option of demoing Advance Gliders
Cost £249 per person
Guide fee 1-4 People £75 per person
Guide fee 5-6 people £60 per person

If the weather is poor or we are unable to fly…….
The Alpine Ascent team will do their utmost to provide alternative activities.
The list is long: mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata or via corda are just some alternatives.
If we are convinced the weather is better elsewhere, we will consider changing venue.

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Fly Mont Blanc Fly Mont Blanc Fly Mont Blanc
Have you ever thought about flying from Europe’s highest summit Mont Blanc 4810ms?

September is the month to do it.
www.Alpine-Ascent.co.uk Are running Alpine courses to climb and fly from Mont Blanc this September.

It is not just the Flying! The goal is also to help pilots become acclimatised and learn some new mountain skills as well as fly from Mont Blanc.

Requirement
Good level of fitness experienced pilot, able to both forward and reverse launch in strong windy conditions as well as forward launch in nil wind.
See kit list.

7 day course.
4th -11th September, 18th -25th September
Based on 4 pilots.
Staying in luxury Chalet Jumelles www.chaletskiweekend.com6 nights B+B basis in twin rooms.
1 return transfer to and from Geneva.
Services of the Alpine Ascent resort staff, 2 days training and hiking,
1 days mountain Guide shared between 4 guests
Summit attempt with Mountain Guide 2 pilots per guide.
AITO and ATOL Bonding.
Transportation in and around the Chamonix valley.
Cost £1099 per person based on 4 guests.
Itinerary
Day 1: Equipment Check, walk from the Chalet to Plan Praz take off 1000ms vertical.
Day 2: 5-6hr ascent of Mont Buet 3250ms (The Lady’s Mont Blanc) Fly down to Vallorcine.
Day 3: Flight from the Tete Rousse 3250ms, train to the Nid Aigle walk from the Nid de Aigle 2500ms up to the Glacier and fly back to Chamonix.
Day 4: Aiguille du Midi, Crampons, Ice axes, rope skills, traverse of the Valley Blanche depending on the weather, flights from the Midi.
Day 5: Rest in the AM, cable car to Aiguille du Midi, stay in the refuge des Cosmiques.
Day 6: Summit day 02.00am departure from the Refuge for the Summit approx. 8hrs. Flight from the summit. 16.00hrs Beers and celebrations in Chamonix.
Day 7: Reserve day, return to Geneva.

If the weather is poor or we are unable to fly…….
The Alpine Ascent team will do their utmost to provide alternative activities.
The list is long: mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata or via corda are just some alternatives.
If we are convinced the weather is better elsewhere, we will consider changing venue.

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Who are we?
Gavin Foster, started flying in 1989, became the UK importer of Advance in 1991 and subsequently qualified as a BHPA instructor and tandem pilot in the same year.

Gavin lives in Chamonix France, where we are able to fly year round, with visits to other European flying areas, for competitions and cross country flying.
Visits to “Advance land” and flying with the R&D team from Advance are indispensable in order to keep up to date.

UK flying is still very close to my heart and each year I am the meet director for the UK Joint Services Championships based in Crickhowell, and I also make a dealer tour of the UK, flying and visiting UK Advance distributors.