If you are looking to get into the fascinating world of high mountains, I have the perfect programme for you, starting from Chamonix, in France. Join me on this 5-day alpine climbing introductory course in the French and Swiss Alps and learn the skills and technniques you need to enjoy amazing mountaineering experiences.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure to introduce dozens of people to the thrilling and joys of mountaineering. This 5-day programme is perfect for aspiring alpinists with big ambitions, eager to learn how to venture into high mountains on their own.
My goal is that at the end of these 5 days you have the basic skills you need for an autonomous mountain tour. We will meet in the charming town of Chamonix, a mecca for mountaineers from all over the world.
During this alpine climbing course, we will stay each night in a different mountain hut, venturing into the Glacier du Tour, traversing the impressive Trient Glacier, and climbing the Aiguille du Tour and the Tete Blanche. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.
We will go over the following topics:
- Glacier travel and crevasse rescue
- Essential climbing knots and how to correctly tie into the rope
- Use of crampons and ice axe on snow and ice
- Introduction to rock climbing
- Belaying on different mediums – rock, snow and ice
- Huts and route selection, planning and preparation
- Navigation and interpretation of maps, weather forecasts
My teaching method allows you to make decisions and to put what you have learned into practice, under my personal supervision. By the end of the course, you will have enough skills and training as to venture yourself on a mountain adventure on your own.
You need to be in good physical condition to join this course, but you don’t need to have previous mountaineering experience.
So don’t miss out on this opportunity and join me on this course in Chamonix! Check the dates below, book your trip and learn the skills you need for further mountaineering adventures.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Technical Level: 2 out of 5
Here is what you will typically have in your pack when going to a hut and or climbing. (Items with * can be rented in most alpine areas such as Chamonix or Zermatt):
Actual course details and climbs may vary depending on conditions and or participants level.