If you’re into mountains, then you’ll eventually visit Chamonix, France. Home of the first Winter Olympics back in 1924, Cham’s the world epicenter for guide culture, extreme sports, and just-plain-great-to-be-alive living.
Former Boulderite, uber-alpinist, and all-around good guy Trey Cook writes the Chamonix valley’s most comprehensive blog, Chamonix Insider. He posts general news, high-altitude observations, and links to fun and informative sites and happenings. I particularly enjoy the snow reports from valley guide, Seb Montaz.
Check out Chamonix Inisder at ChamonixInsider.com…and start saving for tickets. Rock, ice, ski, parapent, even some mountain biking–you can do it all in Cham.