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(Tour du Mont Blanc) Snow patches on the TMB (Walker's Haute Route) The Matterhorn (Alta Via 1) At Rifugio Nuvolau (Walker's Haute Route) In the Val de Bagnes (Tour du Mont Blanc) Chamonix from the South

Walking and trekking links

Our partners

The John Muir Trust
The JMT is a UK conservation charity for wild land. Alpine Exploratory's Ailsa Gibson worked with the JMT on its Skye estate, while Keith Miller was Senior Conservationist. We are glad to be Corporate Members.
John Muir Trust

Cotswold Outdoor
If you're planning a walking holiday you might need a few new bits of outdoor kit. Our clients are entitled to a very useful discount at Cotswold, a chain of well stocked outdoor shops in the UK.
Cotswold Outdoor

Travel Aware
We're pleased to support the campaign by the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office to promote safe travel, Travel Aware (until 2017 called Know Before You Go). The FCO website has country news updates.
Travel Aware

Our suggested websites

Walking and trekking
British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML) IMLs
Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) Fast walkers!
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) UK section of the AAC
Mountain Weather Information Service UK weather forecasts
Escape to the mountains Meetup group in the UK
Trekking Britain Information and photos from walks in Britain Forum for walking and hiking in the UK Site of resources for mountain medicine
Walking Stories Share your walking experiences and information Campsites in Scotland
Mount Everest: The British Story History of British expeditions
Snowshoe Magazine Excellent, enthusiastic snowshoeing articles
Mountain Passions Information and inspiration about the Alps

First aid
BASP UK Ltd Outdoor First aid training throughout the UK
First Aid Cumbria First aid courses in the Lake District

Cotswold Outdoor Alpine Exploratory clients receive a discount
Castleberg Outdoors One of two outdoor shops in Edinburgh
Cave & Crag The other excellent outdoor shop in Edinburgh
Inner Wolf Kit for your dog when on a walking trip
Guidepost Buy maps and walking books online

Lake District National Park The Lakes
Yorkshire Dales National Park The Dales
John Muir Trust Managing wild land in Scotland

General travel
FCO travel advice by country UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The Travel Doctor Medical issues in worldwide travel
Dog Friendly Britain Masses of information for dog owners
The Exploratory The hands-on science centre formerly in Bristol

Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays

The Aiguille du Midi cable car above Chamonix
The Aiguille du Midi cable car above Chamonix

Leaving a nature reserve in the French Alps
You're leaving a protected area but don't forget:
nature everywhere deserves your respect

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Alpine Exploratory provides a uniquely detailed and up-to-date coverage of trekking routes in the Alps and the UK. This knowledge lets us book superb holidays for our enthusiastic trekkers.

We are a small team based in Edinburgh in the UK. 2016 will be our 12th Summer in the Alps and the 10th on our UK routes.

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