A part of the 2019 Peaks of the World trip series, our classic Mont Blanc adventure will immerse you deep within European culture as you travel to iconic alpine villages throughout the Alps of Switzerland, France, and Italy. This Adventure features captivating views of glaciers, crystal lakes, waterfalls, steep valleys, and pristine mountains. From lift assisted scenic hikes and bread making in a local village to spending your nights in traditional European mountain villages, you will feel as though you are truly in a fairy tale throughout your journey. Allow yourself to be challenged with short hikes or simply relax and explore the village in which we are staying as you encounter Europe’s alpine heart on this unique, once in a lifetime adventure! No matter which options you choose, views of Mont Blanc abound on this Dartmouth-exclusive itinerary.
Trip Itinerary 11 days, 10 nights
Day 1: Arrival Day | Geneva, Switzerland
Day 2: Verbier, Switzerland | La Planie Day Hike | Journey to Mont Fort
Day 3: Verbier to Champex Lac, Switzerland
Day 4: Champex Lac, Switzerland | St. Bernard Pass, Switzerland | Aosta, Italy | Cogne, Italy
Day 5: Conge, Italy | Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy
Day 6: Cogne, Italy
Day 7: Cogne, Italy to Courmayeur, Italy
Day 8: Courmayeur, Italy
Day 9: Courmayeur to Chamonix
Day 10: Chamonix | Aiguille de Midi
Day 11: International Departure
Nancy Marion is the George J. Records 1956 Professor of Economics and the former Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth. She has written and published on a variety of topics in macroeconomics and international finance, including financial crises, international reserve holdings, international risk sharing, policy volatility, and the transmission of disturbances across countries. Her work has been published in leading scholarly journals and featured in the financial press. She is a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and has been a frequent lecturer at the IMF Institute. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.