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From Climbing wall to Alpine Rock climbing

From gym to Alps
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Join Mark Seaton, expert IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this rock climbing program in Chamonix-Mont Blanc – a world-class area for outdoor adventures. A great opportunity to perfect your climbing skills!

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4 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug




Join me on a program especially designed for people who have learned to climb on indoor climbing walls and who are now curious enough to want to rock climb in a beautiful alpine setting. This 4-day rock climbing program takes place in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc region, in south-eastern France.

Chamonix is the indisputable world alpine capital. This is where Western Europe highest mountain is: Mt Blanc (4,810 m). It also has some of the finest rock climbing on the planet. It is especially famed for Its “Chamonix granite” although there are many other types of rock nearby.

The main focus of this program is to help you acquire and practice the additional skills you will need to progress as an alpine rock climber. At the end of the program, we will have covered four fundamental skills: alpine multi-pitch climbing, route selection and problem solving, the use of double ropes, and technical abseil descents.

Please note that this program can last between 4 and 5 days, depending on your specific goals, which might require allocating acclimatization days and activities such as learning the add on skills of safe crampon and ice axe work.

If you are interested in this “From the gym to the Alps, 4-day rock climbing program”, request your booking! Also, have a look at an alternative rock climbing program I also guide in this area: 5-day introduction to Alpine Climbing in Chamonix.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


More info

You can also ask for a 5-day tour!

About the guide

I am a member of both the British Mountain Guides and the French Mountain Guides Associations.

I have guided out of Chamonix for over 25 years, during this time I have climbed and skied with people from all walks of life. The fascinating part of my job is that each client is unique in that they all have completely different mountaineering ambitions.

For example, on the one hand I was the first mountain guide to lead a blind man - with no mountaineering experience whatsoever - to the summit of Mt Blanc.While on the other hand I am one of the few mountain guides in the world to have guided a client up the North Face of the Eiger.

Therefore, I believe my guiding experience is unique. Added to which I have worked for the BBC TV on several occasions, most recently as the camera safety expert for part of their seminal series “The Forces of Nature”, which filmed the death defying Ibex climbing the Cingano Dam in Northern Italy.

I am also the author of the successful Mark the Mountain Guide children's books which have been published in the UK, USA and France.

Within the Chamonix Valley I love the day ski tours in the Aiguille Rouge and its fantastic rock climbing in the summer. Nevertheless ,although Chamonix is the mountaineering capital of the world I also believe that Chamonix is uniquely positioned hub from which many other interesting places can be reached quickly. Therefore I try to be as flexible as possible and go where the conditions are best on the day.

Furthermore some of my personal favourite areas are: for rock climbing in solitude, the Aravis range; for the best multi-day hut to hut tour, Western Oberland; for sensational off-piste skiing, Monte Rosa; and for exceptional heli skiing, Pigne d’Arolla.


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