Mountain Guides Festival 2013

13 Aug 2013 - 15 Aug 2013
Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Event Description

From Tue 13 to Thu 15 Aug 2013, The Chamonix Guides Festival: Four days of tradition, solidarity and friendship in Mont Blanc region. 

The Guides Festival is the only day, throughout the whole year, that a Mountain Guide may take a day off work. The Guides Associations of Les Houches, Argentiere and Chamonix each celebrate on a different day, so that High Mountain Guides are always available.

As with all good ceremonies, the day begins with formal tone; the official call of the Register, and the admission of new members; passing to a more sombre moment where the tools of a Guide's trade, ice axes and ropes, are blessed and departed Guides are honoured. After that, the programme becomes more upbeat, with a brief award ceremony for the Best Client and then the festivities begin… mountaineering displays, live music, fireworks and dancing.

Proceeds go to the Relief Fund.

Find out more about the various activities offered by the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix!


12 Aug 2013 Le Lavancher Bread Baking Day at Le Lavancher (More Info)
13 Aug 2013 Les Houches Guides Festival in Les Houches (More Info)
14 Aug 2013 Argentière Guides Festival in Argentière (More Info)
15 Aug 2013 Chamonix Traditional Guides' Parade in Chamonix

13 Aug 2013, 18:30 en=english
14 Aug 2013, 08:30 en=english
15 Aug 2013, 08:30 en=english


More Info

The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix Mont-Blanc was founded in 1821. It is the first company of guides in the world and the largest by number of members. Today it gathers over 240 certified mountain guides and leaders who provide mountain guiding service through the Mont Blanc massif and throughout the world.

Find the Event

Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Address: Maison de la Montagne, Chamonix
Phone: + 33 (0)4 50 53 00
Event Owner/Manager
Name: Compagnie des Guides Voyages
Address: Maison de la Montagne, 190 place de l'Eglise
74400 Chamonix
Phone: + 33 4 50 53 55 70

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