Jul 08

Our Guests Soar Above Chamonix

Our Tour du Mont Blanc wrapped up on a high note. The entire group finished the last day’s hike with a parasailing descent into the town of Chamonix, France. What style! The whole team went for it,” says trip leader Dave Gruss.

Those of you that have hiked the TMB or the Haute Route have most likely noticed the parasailors that launch from the top of Le Brevent lift. The parasailors literally run off the side of the mountain until the wind pulls them away. They go a little bit up, then down, down, down, (around 3,000 feet down) to the village of Chamonix, France. It looks like so much fun! 

Here’s a shot of our team gearing up.

The last breaths before commitment.

And we’re off!

I love the fact that the parasail has the word Patagonia emblazoned on it. Dave Gruss, the one who shot these photos, put together Ryder-Walker’s first hiking tour in Patagonia. The trip ran this past spring, and everybody raved about it.

Would you like to go hiking in Patagonia, or trekking and parasailing in the French Alps? Get your name on the list. 

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Travel and the Coronavirus for Ryder-Walker Guests

Ryder-Walker is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and acknowledges that there is growing uncertainty about the safety of traveling right now. Currently, our guided and self-guided treks are on schedule to run. Should travel restrictions be implemented by local or global authorities we will post updates on this link.

For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.