(Tour du Mont Blanc) Sunset over the Aiguille Verte and Dru, Chamonix

Recces 2019

Welcome to our 2019 recces

Simon Stevens at Alpine Exploratory Just before our 2019 season, we will walk the routes to update our routecards. Our team members will be active across our Alpine, Norwegian and UK routes in the months from April to July.
Simon and the team (Who we are)


2019

In the Autumn of 2018 we are allocating team members to recces; we will then announce the 2019 plan on this page.


2018

Here for reference is our 2018 plan, as carried out at the start of our 2018 season:


  Alps  Team  Recces 2018  Season 2018  Photos
Adlerweg
    19 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Allan
June-July 8 July to 16 September
First guided trip 22 July
Links to be added
Alpine Pass Route
    18 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Simon, Pete
June-July 22 July to 16 September
First guided trip 21 July
Links to be added
Dolomites Alta Via 1
    10 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Kathy, Steph
June-July 15 July to 16 September
First guided trip 22 July
Links to be added
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut
    18 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Keith, Lucy
June-July 15 July to 16 September
First guided trip 22 July
Links to be added
Tour du Mont Blanc
    11 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Kathy, Rob, Rachel, Steph
June 1 July to 16 September
First guided trip 7 July
Links to be added
Walker's Haute Route
    18 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Keith
July 22 July to 16 September
First guided trip 21 July
Links to be added
Zillertal Weekend
    4 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Simon
July 22 July to 16 September
First guided trip 21 July
Links to be added
Zugspitze Tour
    18 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Allan
June-July 15 July to 16 September Links to be added


  Norway  Team  Recces 2018  Season 2018  Photos
Jotunheimen Tour
    9 routecards
Team members at Alpine ExploratoryTeam members at Alpine ExploratoryTeam members at Alpine Exploratory Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Suze, Simon, Pete, Lucy
July 29 July to 2 September
First guided trip 4 August
Links to be added


  UK  Team  Recces 2018  Season 2018  Photos
Coast to Coast
    15 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Rob
April-May 1 May to 23 September
First guided trip 21 July
Rob's recce
Great Glen Way
    6 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Joy
April-May 1 May to 23 September Joy's recce
Lake District Circuit
    12 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Joy
April-May 1 May to 23 September Joy's recce
Pennine Way
    19 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Rob
April-May 1 May to 23 September Rob's recce
West Highland Way
    7 routecards
Team members at Alpine Exploratory
Joy
April-May 1 May to 23 September
First guided trip 21 July
Joy's recce

The Exploratory System

These research trips form a key part of our system. In the weeks before each trip's season, we go over the route to check for re-routings, landslips, new local buses, and the general conditions of snow. We send the findings to our clients, shortly before the season: we call these our Season Updates.

The Exploratory System - how we work


In the pipeline

These recces are for the purposes of updating our routecards, as distinct from research towards new routes. However, some trips involve both, as in recent years during our expanding coverage of the Adlerweg and its variants. For our future plans please see:

In the pipeline - plans for new trips


Alpine Exploratory
Alpine Exploratory is a system of knowledge on the best mountain trekking in our areas, giving clients superb holidays based on this exploration.
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