Autonomy on big walls in Ailefroide (6 days, 7 nights)

Enjoy a full week of fantastic rock climbing in Ailefroide, France, in the Massif des Ecrins with experienced rock climbing instructor Christophe.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Spend a week climbing on big walls all around Ailefroide.

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Ecrins Massif in the French Alps.

  • Choose from a variety of great cracks and slabs.

 

Located in the heart of the Ecrins massif in the Alps of France, Ailefroide is a lovely village. Surrounded by several peaks and positioned at the bottom of the Vallouise valley, it is truly picturesque. Moreover, it is also home to some amazing big walls that are perfect for climbing. And for a full week, you will get to visit, explore and enjoy those great spots.

There are all kinds of big walls to choose from around Ailefroide. There are large slabs, jagged needles, block courses that range from 200 to 500 meters, and much more. Thus providing you with an experience that will be different every single day.

While enjoyment is the prime objective throughout this trip, I also like to provide tips, advice, instruction and coaching whenever possible. On the slabs and cracks, I will teach you about relaying, rescue techniques and much more. As a result, I believe you will be a better climber at the end of the trip than you were at the beginning.

It is important that participants on this rock climbing trip around Ailefroide can climb at a minimum 5a level. You should also be able to climb on walls autonomously and be in good physical condition.

I have no doubt you will love rock climbing around Ailefroide. Furthermore, I think you will enjoy the village as well, from its people to the amazing scenery of the Ecrins Massif. Hence making this trip an all-encompassing adventure. To be a part of it, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also lead a week-long rock climbing trip at the cliffs of Bornes and Aravis in Haute-Savoie, which you can enjoy here.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
545 EUR

Group of 2
545 EUR

Group of 3
545 EUR

Group of 4
545 EUR

Group of 5
545 EUR

Group of 6
545 EUR

Group of 7
545 EUR

Group of 8
545 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
 The price is 495 Euros per person for students.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

Comfortable lodging near the climbing sites.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I discovered the mountain with my parents at a young age thanks to hiking and alpine skiing. Around 12 years old, I started climbing, and it rapidly became a real passion, allowing me to live moments of intense adventure and escape. I dedicated most of my free time to it, which allowed me to reach a good level fast.

The Wallonie rocks, and particularly Freyr, are a great school to train for walls abroad like the large walls in Verdon, the Calanques and Chamonix. My passion took me then to alpinism, ski touring, ice climbing, canyoning. After my studies, I took 2 long initiating travels to Latin America, traveling the Andes range from Ecuador to Patagonia, by foot and cycling, down the Southern route. This exceptional experience woke up a new passion in me: traveling, discovering large spaces, different cultures and civilisations, to meet others and to get to know myself.

After sharing this passion with my friends and family, I discovered the urge to make of it a real profession. I started studying to become a climbing and alpinism instructor (UPMM certification). My studies in Physical Education and Physiotherapy gave me extra knowledge of physiology, pedagogy and traumatology.

I supervised my first climbing and alpinism trainings in the Club Alpin Belge. I then became a teacher at the CAB - a Federation for many educations destined for members, future instructors and physical education teachers. I was hired at the Federation-CAB as an education coordinator in 2003, then technical director in 2005. The 7 years spent at the CAB strengthened my technical, pedagogical and management abilities. In 2011, I decided to change my orientation and return to the "field", working again in the organisation of trainings, trips, expeditions...

My motto: professionalism, friendliness and above all pleasure!

 
 

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What People are Saying about Christophe Lehner

 

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Quentin Gueuning
Christophe was an excellent guide! He choose a climbing spot that suited our group perfectly and was very helpful in teaching us how to climb.
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Rebecca Smart
We had a great day on the rocks with Christophe. He made it fun and challenging and was able to cater for the different climbing levels in our group. Thanks!
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