Fast and light mountaineering tour in Chamonix

Ready for a serious challenge? IFMGA-certified James will take you to the summit of some of the most famous peaks in Chamonix in Alpi Trail mode.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


Join me on these Alpi Trail tours to some of the most famous summits in the Chamonix area. Light mountaineering equipment will allow us to reach the top of some of the most renowned peaks in the area in record time!

You can choose between Aiguille du Tour, Le Buet, Les Balcons de la Mer de Glace, etc. in the Chamonix area or Gran Paradiso in Italy. And if you had any other peak in mind, don’t hesitate to ask as I may be able to accommodate your wishes.

Take into account, however, that these fast and light mountaineering tours are reserved for people with an excellent physical condition and some experience in ultra-trail, triathlon or raid adventure. Some experience walking with crampons is also required. Climbing to these summits in Alpi Trail mode is extremely demanding and shouldn’t be taken lightly!

I have received extensive training in trail mindfulness and will be happy to share my knowledge with you. The techniques I will teach you will probably change the way you run. You will never look back!

Request to book this trip, tell me about your objectives and join me on these amazing Alpi Trail tours in the Chamonix area from May to November. You can book me for one or several days. We’ll put together a program tailored to your goals and expectations!

I also offer trail running guided tours in the Chamonix area. Check them out!

Price per person per day

1 Person
359 USD

Group of 2
180 USD

Group of 3
120 USD

Group of 4
90 USD

Group of 5
72 USD

Group of 6
61 USD

Group of 7
52 USD

Group of 8
45 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price will vary based on the program / the itinerary we choose. Please mention your objectives when sending me your booking request.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Extremely Fit
Meeting point
Chamonix or any other place based on the program we define together.

About the Guide


A mountain guide for the last 20 years, I’m also a ski instructor, a mental coach, a trainer and a lecturer. Apart from climbing many summits in France, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador and Africa, I’m the founder of Eco Mt Blanc (Mt Blanc ascent in less than 24 hours without using lifts and without spending the night in a hut). I’m also a “finisher” of many ultra-trail races, including the Tor Des Géants (330km and 24000 D+) in 132 hours.

For 6 years now, I’ve just been running for pleasure and greatly enjoy preparing runners, both technically and mentally, who seek to get started on long-distance races.

My profile:
• IFMGA-certified mountain guide
• Founder of the Kariboo-Adventure agency
• Ski instructor (certified by the Ecole Nationale de Ski et D’Alpinisme)
• Trainer at the Fédération Française de Ski
• University graduate in mental preparation and performance coaching
• Mental skills coach at the FFS
• Health & wellbeing coach in various companies
• Lecturer on emotion management and team building at several universities

FROM 45 USD per person per day


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