A popular option for clients this summer has been to upgrade to the ‘Premium’ courses with seven days guiding in total. This adds a two day Acclimatisation Weekend ahead of the main course. There is always a focus on tackling key altitude trekking peaks and passes in the Mont Blanc massif such as Mont Buet, La Jonction, or Col de la Terrase, and during all these ascents there is large areas of broken and steep ground, to prepare you better for your main course, whose guiding starts on the Monday morning. You can view the photo gallery of a recent acclimatisation trek at; http://picasaweb.google.com/IcicleUK/LaJonctionGiteABalmat#. Details of the two day acclimatisation courses during summer are at; http://www.icicle-mountaineering.ltd.uk/acclimatisation.htm. Due to their popularity, we have introduced Acclimatisation Weekends for winter courses as well. Details are at; http://www.icicle-mountaineering.ltd.uk/italian%2Bsnowshoe%2Bweekend.html.