Join your fellow Princetonians and experience one of the classic treks of the world, the Mt. Blanc Circuit. Alongside Outdoor Action Director Rick Curtis '79, hike and sample the flavors and cultures of the three different countries that share the massif: France, Italy and Switzerland. The trek is dominated by spectacular views of the premier peaks in the Alps and remarkable Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe reaching 15,781 feet. You'll be trekking on ancient pack animal routes, over high passes and through small villages and alpine pastures. Experienced mountain guides bring a wonderful added dimension of history, geology and local color to every aspect of the trip. After a vigorous day of hiking, you'll welcome the creature comforts of quaint European mountain inns and comfortable hotels — all featuring excellent mountain cuisine and great local wines.

This is a challenging 11-day trip with nine days of hiking, perfect for the fit and active. Participants should be prepared to hike 5 -7 hours per day with an elevation gain of 2,000-3,000 feet per day. The program is limited to the first 15 registrants so call the Princeton Journeys team at: (609) 258-8686 or and save your space today.

About the Study Leader

Rick Curtis '79 has served as the Director of the Outdoor Action Program since 1981. He is the author of The Backpacker's Field Manual widely regarded as the best wilderness field manual available for outdoor programs. Rick is also the founder and CEO of Well-known in the outdoor education community, Rick is an experienced author, web designer and programmer. He has led backpacking and trekking trips around the world and enjoys biking, kayaking and Telemark skiing.

Trip Details

  • Dates: July 23-August 2, 2018
  • Cost: $5,300 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • Activity Level: Challenging

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