As well as being the home of mountaineering, Chamonix also boasts a vast walking and trekking potential. With lifts (strictly optional) to take out the first and hardest 1000metres, it is possible to walk at high level all day, amidst glorious views of Mont Blanc, the famous Chamonix Aiguilles, the Verte and many other superb peaks, as well as being amongst the more accessible, walker-friendly Aiguilles Rouges, high above the valley. The system of alpine huts provides refreshments during the day and if needed, accommodation at the end of the day. This updated guide explores the best walking in the valley, including around Vallorcine, Argentiere, Servoz and the Les Contamines valley as well as Chamonix itself. Complete and up to date details of the facilites, accommodation, and lifts are given, together with a full introduction for planning both trips and routes. There are 36 routes and many variants.