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5-day Intro to Mountaineering in Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Riccardo for this amazing 5-day trip in the Alps. Learn the basic skills of mountaineering in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc area!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Learn the basic mountaineering skills with an expert instructor.

  • Enjoy an unforgettable alpine adventure in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc area.

  • Catch some stunning panoramic views of the Alps.


If you want to step into the awesome world of mountaineering, then this trip is for you. Come with me to Chamonix-Mont Blanc for a 5-day introductory course. Let me teach you how to move safely on the mountains!

Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (south-eastern France), Chamonix-Mont Blanc is the world capital of alpinism. Providing easy access to impressive peaks such as Aiguilles Rouges, Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc, this region welcomes outdoor adventurers from all over the world.

On this 5-day course we will learn the basic skills of mountaineering on easy alpine routesWe will explore some of the highlights of the French Alps focusing on rock and ice progression.

We will discover amazing spots such as Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in France, Aiguilles Rouges, a crystalline mountainous massif part of the Prealps, and Aiguille du Midi, one of the most popular peaks of Mont Blanc massif.

This trip is for adventurous people looking to learn something new! You do not need mountaineering experience, but you should have a good fitness level.

For more information you can check the tentative itinerary below. But keep in mind that it can change due to the weather conditions.

So, if you want to learn the basic abilities of mountaineering, please contact me for this 5-day trip. Let me help you to discover this amazing activity in the awesome landscapes of Chamonix-Mont Blanc!

And if you are looking for a more challenging mountaineering adventure, take a look at this 3-day triple ascent in in the Pennine Alps.




Day 1: Rock climbing

Step into the basic rock climbing and security techniques on a bolted crag in the outskirts of Chamonix.

Day 2: Ice climbnig (Mer de Glace)

Ascent on ice at Mer de Glace, in the heart of Mont Blanc. Here we will learn to move safely on ice and to use crampons and an ice axe.

Day 3: Rock climbing (Aiguilles Rouges)

Ascent on rock at Aiguilles Rouges, in front of the Mont Blanc massif.

Day 4: Arete of Cosmiques

Alpine climbing at Arete of Cosmiques.

Day 5: Aiguille du Midi

Mountaineering on North – East peak of Aiguille du Midi.

About the guide

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I am Reccardo Olliveri, class 1975, registered to the Alpine Guide College of Piemonte since 2002 and graduated in environment and territory engineering at the Turin technical college. I live at Turin, but I am resident in the Alps where I practice the mountaineering activity all through the year; I love the void and I play every time I can; on rock, ice, dry tooling and also skiing.

Its with great passion that I continue practicing the mountaineering activity and I dedicate myself to pass on to all those interested to know, the spirit and the ability to dedicate oneself close to the mountain in all its forms.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1805 each

Group of 2

EUR 928 each

Group of 3

EUR 619 each

Group of 4

EUR 516 each

Group of 5

EUR 413 each

Group of 6

EUR 413 each

Group of 7

EUR 609 each

Group of 8

EUR 609 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). Included: mountaineering gear. Not included: cableway, meals and accommodation.

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