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1+ day Mountaineering Training for Himalayan Expeditions in the Alps

Join a certified guide from the GuideSource team on this mountaineering training course in the Alps, and get the skills you need to climb in the Himalayas.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1+ day
Offer periodApr, May, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Join a customized training course, suitable to your goals, level and experience

  • Prepare yourself for a Himalayan expedition or to climb a 4000m peak in the Alps

  • Get the techniques and skills you need for a succesful and safe experience

Description

We invite you to join us in the Alps to provide you with the mountaineering training and techniques you need to achieve your goal safely, whether you are looking to climb 4000-meter peaks in Europe or a high mountain in the Himalayas.

Climbing a peak in the Himalayas is the ultimate goal for every mountaineer, and preparation is key for a succesful expedition. Every season, we guide our clients to the highest mountains in the world: Everest, Manaslu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and many other majestic peaks.

For 1 or several days, we will go over the physical preparation, equipment selection and necessary instructions to make your dream come true. We are a team with more than 35 years of experience on high mountain expeditions, always with the best guides and equipment. We also regularly guide all of the 4000-meter peaks of France, Switzerland and Italy.

This mountaineering training course will be designed according to your experience, level, goals and aspirations. This way we make sure you acquire the relevant techniques to achieve your objective. Your training will suit your previous learning and fitness level as well.

We will also help you decide what is best for you, according to your expectations. Some clients prefer to improve or learn mountaineering skills, while others want to learn glacier travel safety and techniques.

Every season we guide successful expeditions in the Himalayas. We provide our clients with the best preparation to climb any 4000, 6000 or 8000-meter peak. You will learn everything you need to become a competent team member, from the basics to advanced mountaineering skills.

Our training will go over the following mountaineering skills and techniques, putting them into practice:

  • Proper equipment selection and preparation for mountaineering and glacier travel
  • Common mistakes and avoidance of accidents in mountaineering
  • Basic climbing skills necessary for mountaineering on technical and non-technical terrain
  • Glacier travel and team rope management, i.e. communication, accident avoidance, team member responsibilities
  • Choices and best methods of tying-in, rope team movement and route selection for glacier travel and climbing
  • Anchor selection, construction and evaluation
  • Types of gear and appropriate use of pickets, flukes, bollards, ‘deadmen’, ice screws, improvised anchor gear and techniques
  • Belaying methods: anchor choices, load and mechanical advantage system determination and testing

If we have enough time, we will also cover rescue systems:

  • Awareness of and ability to perform various rescue techniques, including self-rescue and partner-rescue
  • Situation management and approach to rescue situations
  • Escaping from a loaded rope and/or belay
  • Friction knot application, prussiking and ascending devices
  • Advanced crevasse rescue skills, i.e. 3:1, 5:1, 7:1 mechanical advantage systems

So what are you waiting for? Send us a request if you want to achieve your goal in the Himalayas or in the Alps. Book your place and join us on this great mountaineering training. 

Once you are ready, you could check out our profile page and choose any of the Himalayan expeditions we guide, and get ready to enjoy a once-in-a lifetime experience!

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

USD 361 each

Group of 2

USD 181 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Costs: 175 to 350€/day (according to number of participants and level). Private Courses on request.


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