I offer 60 minute and 90 minute zoom consultations for TMB trek planning or advice for trekkers just about to depart.
These are particularly useful for trekkers hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc independently. You can email me your proposed planned itinerary and I will offer advice and tips on route decisions and answer any questions that you have. If you just want to chat and find out about the trail book a 60 minute zoom call.
For 90 minute consultations I will share my screen with you during the zoom and together we will talk through your itinerary day by day on an interactive TMB trail map discussing subjects such as exit points, variant trail options, public transport options, water stops, lunch stops, unmissable view points etc. Other subjects could be how to book the refuges, what to take, weather, maps, getting to Chamonix, trekking solo, phone signal etc. Talking through the trail virtually takes around an hour and then we have 30 minutes to help with your itinerary – which refuges would be better for your group size or preferences or what sections to prioritise, also sections you can easily miss in the case of tiredness or mild injury.
I find talking through the trek one on one really helps people feel much more at ease in their planning stage as it is tricky to plan it all online when you’ve never been here. Don’t worry you can ask me anything – as long as it’s about the Tour du Mont Blanc! You can read a few of my testimonials below.
Zoom consultations are for a maximum of 1 hour with an upfront fee of €150.00 or for a maximum of 1.5 hours for €200.00. This fee includes an initial email to set up the zoom call, the zoom session and a follow up email including a link to replay the zoom audio and video.
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2024 – I am taking zoom calls now for those of you wanting to discuss your 2024 trek and for those who want to plan the perfect bespoke itinerary for 2025 either independently or wishing to book self guided with Adventure Base.
How to book a zoom call with me?
➳ You pay for your zoom consultation using one of the buy now buttons below after you have decided whether you want to talk through the stages of the TMB with me on the interactive map (choose 90 min zoom) or just want to chat (60 min zoom)
➳ You email me direct with your time zone to organise a convenient time to chat
➳ You can email me ahead of time your proposed itinerary or any questions that I will answer during our zoom chat
➳ The 1 hour or 1.5 hour zoom call will be recorded
➳ I send a follow up email with recorded audio clip link & any important information we discussed
➳ You are able to email me with any further questions after the zoom consultation
I am so happy that I stumbled upon www.tourdumontblanchike.com when I was planning my trek because I am absolutely certain I would not have had the confidence to plan my trip without it!! I decided to schedule a consultation with Mags just for extra assurance of my plan, what a smart move on my part! Mags is an expert in the area and gave me so much useful information about TMB, Chamonix, and the surrounding area. She gave us hotel and restaurant recommendations and even typed up everything we discussed in our Zoom call in a followup email. If you are considering a trip here or completing the TMB- I would highly recommend a consultation with Mags who is not only incredibly helpful and knowledgeable but super nice! 10/10 experience.
Ashly Johnson, NC, USA
We learned of the Tour du Mont Blanc a bit late in the season and there are so many details necessary to planning your hike that we were at a loss. Fortunately, we found Mags and booked a consultation. She helped us plan our trip and tailor it to our time constraints (we only have 5 days and she helped us pick out the best and most convenient stages), abilities, and personal comfort levels. She helped us get all our details squared away and answered a series of questions via email after our consultation. She was incredibly helpful, patient and friendly. I doubt there’s anyone more knowledgeable about the Tour du Mont Blanc, and I don’t think we’d have been able to plan our trip without her. I highly recommend a consultation to anyone looking to do even part of the hike.
Jeff Dritz , USA
PLEASE NOTE: Any advice given during a zoom consultation should be taken as just one source. You should also read up on the trail in guidebooks and online to have a rounded in-depth knowledge of the TMB trail before setting off. Before embarking and during your trek it is wise to check weather and trail conditions with the High Mountain Office in Chamonix and speak to refuge wardens and fellow trekkers about incoming weather or trail conditions.