Chamonix Winter Alpine Skills: Frequently Asked Questions - Adventure Base
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Chamonix Winter Alpine Skills: Frequently Asked Questions

08-02-23

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We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about this trip.

Hopefully you find some of these useful but if you have a specific question that isn’t covered in the FAQ’s, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For more information please head over to our Chamonix Winter Alpine Skills trip page here.

What’s it like staying in a winter room in a refuge in the alps

Staying in a winter room in a mountain refuge in the Alps can be a unique and memorable experience. Refuges in the Alps are typically basic and functional, providing shelter and a place to sleep for climbers and hikers who are exploring the mountains.

A winter room in a refuge will generally be a shared dormitory-style accommodation, with bunk beds and simple amenities such as blankets and pillows. Some refuges may offer additional facilities such as a communal dining room, cooking facilities, and a warm common room, while others may have more basic facilities.

In the winter months, conditions in the mountains can be harsh, with snow and cold temperatures, so it’s important to be well-prepared for your stay in a winter room. You should bring warm and weather-appropriate clothing, as well as a sleeping bag and other personal gear, as facilities in the refuge may be limited.

Is there WiFi in the mountain huts?

No. All mountain huts are fairly basic and do not provide WiFi. Some huts will have phone signal but we cannot guarantee this will work at all times.

Can I store my belongings with Adventure Base when I’m in the huts?

Yes. For the duration of your trip you are able to store your belongings in your accommodation in Chamonix. Please note rooms are usually allocated on a twin share basis, in most cases sharing with others from your course.

What Insurance Do I Need?

Let’s face it, these types of trips don’t come risk free. We’re putting ourselves in amazing environments but also environments that carry an element of risk with them. In order to protect yourself adequately you will need a specialist travel insurance that caters for the types of activities you will be undertaking. It is a condition of our agreement that you are covered by adequate travel insurance for your arrangements. Click here to understand which one is for you.

Can I change my trip dates?

You can change your trip dates subject to availability and a €50 admin fee. Please contact us if you would like to explore changing your dates.

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