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In the height of summer, events are organised in all of the villages of the Chamonix Valley. These include activities, shows, meetings, talks, parades to celebrate the mountains and those who live and work in them, all in a festive and fun atmosphere. All benefits go to the guides’ emergency fund.
Going into the mountains is a real adventure into the heart of an environment whose unpredictable nature requires a certain acceptance of risk. Mountain Guides necessarily delves into the unknown and therefore takes risks. This context can unfortunately lead to accidents with serious consequences.

The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix is a non-profit organisation, which brings together mountain guides who are deeply rooted in their local community. The Compagnie des Guides has always been a main actor in developing and structuring the mountain sector.