Alps Climbing: An Overview
The Alps are one of the great mountain ranges in Europe. They stretch from Austria and Slovenia in the east all the way through Italy, Switzerland and Germany to France in the west.
The highest peak in the Alps is Mont Blanc at 4810 metres (15,782 feet). Mont Blanc (French) or Monte Blanco (Italian) means White Mountain. The mountain itself attracts many visitors from all over the world as it is the tallest mountain in the Alps and also in Western Europe. The town next to Mont Blanc, Chamonix, was the site of the first ever Winter Olympics.
The Alps are probably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. People visit the Alps all year round for many different reasons.
In summer people come here to sightsee, as the picturesque mountains make a wonderful backdrop. In summer activities such as hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering and paragliding are popular. The alpine lakes are also fun for swimming, if you’re brave enough that is, most of them are freezing cold!
Our company offers climbing expeditions in the Alps on peaks such as Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger and Grossglockner. Most of these expeditions are during the summer in between the months of July and September. For more details visit our Climbing expeditions page, or see bellow.
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Where To Go Hiking In Switzerland
There are a few expeditions organized in the Swiss Alps by Extreme Expeditions, such as The Matterhorn and Mount Eiger. As well you can see the expeditions in the French Alps such as famous Mont Blanc, or the Austrian Alps where you can climb with us the Grossglockner.