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Get Prepared

Much of the event will take place in high altitude areas around Mont-Blanc, so we recommend an early arrival to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (at least one day prior to the start) to make sure your body gets used to the altitude.

Be sure to also read through the clinic descriptions and the specific equipment requirements listed there. Please bring whatever gear you own that is relevant to the course and that you normally use. There will be some demo gear available to test, but we cannot guarantee sufficient availability.

Due to weather and local conditions all schedules are subject to change. If conditions don’t allow the clinic you have signed up for, we will work out an alternative plan with the guides.

Gear Library

At the Alpine Village, there will a great selection of apparel, footwear and gear available to test. This offer is open to everyone so drop by and test out the latest and greatest gear. Clinic participants should ideally check the day before your clinic starts to ensure availability and avoid disappointment.

Available equipment at the Arc'teryx Gear Library:

Hardshell jackets
Hardshell pants
Harnesses
Backpacks
Trail Running Shoes
Mountaineering Boots
Gloves

Available equipment at the C.A.M.P. stand:

Technical Crampons for ice climbing and dry tooling
Mountaineering crampons
Technical Ice axes for ice climbing and dry tooling
Mountaineering ice axes
Ice screws - Helmets, Harnesses
Quickdraws, screw carabiners
Belay devices, dynamic lanyards
Trail running poles & crampons

Where To Stay

We recommend booking your accommodation early, as options are limited in Chamonix.

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Travel to Chamonix

Nearest Airports
Geneva International Airport 88km
Turin International Airport 171 km
Lyon International Airport 220km

Airport Transfers

Mountain Drop Offs: https://www.mountaindropoffs.com

Use Code ARCACCHX for a special Academy discount

By Train
Connections by Train Express Regional (TER) to Saint Gervais Les Bains - Le Fayet at 20 km from Chamonix.

The Mont Blanc Express runs from St. Gervais Les Bains, through the Chamonix valley to Martigny (Switzerland).

By Bus

Regular connections by bus connect Chamonix to Geneva and Courmayeur daily. Please check this overview for public transport in the valley.

By Car
Parking is limited in Chamonix.

Please check with your accommodation or consult Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Tourism.

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