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THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING…

WE SENT CLAIRE CHAMBERLAIN ON A WEEKEND OF HIKING, TRAIL RUNNING AND WILD SWIMMING IN THE FRENCH ALPS. SHE RETURNED HOME WITH STRONGER LEGS – AND A RENEWED SENSE OF LIFE-AFFIRMING JOY
Claire reaches spectacular Col du Brevent

Flying into Geneva, with views of the city’s expansive greenblue lake, it was hard to believe I was finally here. Especially considering the circumstances surrounding my invitation onto the three-day mountain escape. In attendance simply because another member of the WR team could no longer make the trip, it’s safe to say I was filled with gratitude before I even stepped off the plane.

With my head full of promises of lake swimming, trail running and mountain hiking, I made the 1hr 45min transfer across the Swiss border and up to the resort of Morzine, situated in the French Alps. After a warm welcome from Cat Channon, founder of The Treks (thetreks.com), I took myself off for a gentle stroll around the Lac de Montriond, breathing in the mountain air and solitude. My body, heart and soul were ready for adventure.

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