A nomads life

It has been quite awhile since I last wrote on here.

Life as a nomad guide has been non stop.

This year started with a great snowshoe season here in the French and Italian Alps.

Followed by two Tour du Mont Blanc, that take in the seven valleys that make up the massif. Each valley very different to each other, this is one of the reasons the TMB is such a famous and classic circular trekking route. Possible from 8 – 11 days, this is a must if you love your trekking.

After this saw BigSmileAdventures head off to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to lead a 29 day expedition. This area of Central Asia blew us away and we will be putting an Itinerary together in the near future for next summer.

After this we came home to the Alps, more TMB`S a two-week period down on the Amalfi coast and back for one last TMB to finish the season in the Alps. Now we are back on the beautiful Amalfi coast for the last 3 weeks of guiding to fully finish our summer.

With that our minds turn to the coming winter and out snowshoe season, the winter wonderland of the French and Italian Alps once again. Back country, away from the madness of the ski pistes, wonderment at the solitude and quietness of these majestic places and mountains.

We pride ourselves at BigSmileAdventures to know the region so well that we take you to where the local`s go, the beautiful places that are not in the tourist areas. Come join us to discover what the locals want to keep a secret and enjoy these special places.

We have a great team of International Mountain Leaders working with us this year, check them out on the about us page. Their experience, skill and local knowledge is second to none and at BigSmileAdventures we will only work with the best. This is to insure you get the most out of your experience with us.

All the details, dates and prices are in our snowshoe section of the website. Send us an email, give us a call we love talking all things mountain.

Heres to seeing you this winter.


3 Comments on “A nomads life

  1. Pingback: A nomads life | BigSmileAdventures

  2. Hi Gary

    Sounds like you have been busy. Glad the trip to central Asia went OK.

    I just got back from Everest Base Camp. A very successful trip with just one friend a guide and a porter. Trails and teahouses are in excellent condition. Only eight of us at base camp and along the trail past Gorak Shep. There was only one climber, a Japanese climber at Camp Two. No real issues with altitude but we did take two days for acclimatization coming up from Lukla.

    I am considering Chamonix region again for September. I want the summit of Mt. Buet that I missed last time because of lightning storm and wonder about summiting Mt. Blanc. Is this feasible without technical climbing? I am guessing it is 3 days with a stay at a mountain hut each way. Could do a week including preparation. Would you be interested in a private contract – just two people?

    Probably doing the High Inca Trail in the Spring. Got to keep ticking off that bucket list.

    All the best

    Bob Hill

    • Hi Bob good to hear from you. Mont Blanc does involve some technical climbing as such and glacier crossings. My qualification does not allow me to guide on glaciated terrain, it is a trekking guide qualification that I hold. If you are interested though a good friend of mine Rob Jarvis might be able to help you out. He is a IFMGA Alpine guide, British and owns and runs a company called High Mountain Guides.
      Hope you are having a greta xmas.

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