Argentière, Vallorcine, Le Lavancher, Les Houches, Servoz ... In order not to forget anyone, the guides festival goes directly to be as close as possible to the inhabitants and their history. The Company's anniversary is an opportunity to offer an XXL Guides Festival: by starting in Argentière and closing the ceremonies on the forecourt of the church in Chamonix, the guides and companions of La Compagnie, all generations combined, hope pay a memorable tribute to those who made history and to the guides of tomorrow. The first Fête des Guides took place on August 15, 1924, with the aim of raising funds for the Caisse de Secours. Almost a century later, that has not changed. If this year is dedicated to the 200 years of the Company, the feast of the guides is always attached to this solidarity fund. A veritable "cherry on the cake" of the 200th anniversary, the week of August 15 will be marked by concerts, a parade, a show at Les Gaillands, the screening of an exclusive film on the 200th anniversary…. But above all, by coming together, solidarity, friendship, and the spirit of the roped party. All this made possible thanks to our partners, the inhabitants of the town and the passing public. The particularity of the Fête des Guides 2021 is the presence of a base camp village from August 13 to 15, Place du Triangle de l'Amitié, with competitions, exhibitions, partner stands, conferences and events. 'animation.
Calendar of festivities (more details to come):
Monday August 9: Argentière: entertainment, climbing and concert
Tuesday August 10: Vallorcine: via ferrata and climbing, entertainment and concert
Wednesday August 11: Lavancher: climbing, sale of bread, alphorn and choir
Thursday August 12: Servoz: zip line and climbing, concert
Friday August 13: Les Houches: climbing on a natural site and concert
Saturday August 14: Chamonix- Gaillands: Climbing initiation on the cliff + discovery of the south balconies, procession of Guides accompanied by a fanfare from the Maison de la Montagne to Les Gaillands: “GuidePride”, entrance fee to the Gaillands site : benefits for Caisse de Secours, Flying Frenchies show, concert (local group), screening of the film 200 years by Yucca + 1 bonus film, concert (Guitar artist on stage), DJ NOYA and Guests
Sunday August 15: Chamonix: traditional ceremony on the church square, blessing of ice axes, enthronement of new members and presentation of medals to loyal customers.