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Fundamentals of rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley, 1+ day course

Fundamentals of rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley, 1+ day course

Spend 1+ days in the Alps learning the fundamentals of rock climbing with one of the certified guides from the GuideSource team.



+1 Days

Jul - Sep




* Experience your first rock climbing steps in a stunning setting.

* Benefit from experienced, qualified guides.

* Become a confident climber from a mixture of education and fun.


Learn the crucial elements of rock climbing in the mountains of the Alps. Our 1-day and 2-day courses offer aspiring climbers and alpinists the best comprehensive training in the most beautiful setting.

You’ll learn how to climb knots, design and use technical climbing equipment, how to move efficiently over steep rock, basic belaying techniques, anchor building and a variety of rappelling methods.

Benefit from our expertise and experience as climbing guides, and become a confident and capable climber upon the completion of the course.

This learning experience combines education and exhilaration in an intellectual approach.

1-day courses begin with the safe foundations of climbing. Here we cover knots, ropes, harnesses, safety checks, equipment design and limitations, and back-up systems. We will do climbs specifically suitable for beginners, and which offer the best terrain to practically learn the fundamentals of climbing.

2-day courses take what you’ve learned in the 1-day course and expands the learning experience to cover more routes, methods and techniques. These include the practical application of belaying, rappelling and anchor building.

All of these building blocks create the safe foundations for potential rock climbers. The 2-day courses also include a discussion and demonstration session about the most common mistakes that are made while climbing, which account for 80-90% of all accidents.

Graduates of the 2-day course will be able to feel confident in evaluating safety mechanisms and back-up methods, as well as enjoying a variety of climbing techniques such as friction, crack and face.

Depending on participant’s interest and level of ability, the course could take place in different locations in the Alps.

Due to this being an introductory course to rock climbing, no previous experience is necessary. However, potential climbers are expected to have a good level of fitness. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place on this course of rock climbing fundamentals, set in the stunning landscape of the Alpine mountains.


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Required equipment: Comfortable, loose athletic clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, and ready for the possibility of rain; rock climbing shoes, harness and helmet, and all technical gear: all furnished free of charge by MNGS and UIAA approved; sunglasses and sunscreen, lib balm; water bottles (one or two with a capacity of 1 liter each) or water hydration system; lunch and/or snacks; Comfortable approach (hiking) shoes; small day pack to carry everything.

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I had an enlightening day with Roger, the experience has increased my desire to learn more about rock climbing and commit time to mountaineering and absolute pleasure worth every minute of my time and money.

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