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Guided rock climbing in Les Aravis


5 days of rock climbing in the Aravis in Haute Savoie, including the ascent of La Pointe Percée (2753m) with Sebastien, local IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide.

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5 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


This climbing trip in the Aravis is for people who have already made major climbing routes. Experience a beautiful adventure during the crossing of a whole massif: the Aravis.

I propose to live here a climbing concentrate, with an alpine atmosphere worthy of the most beautiful crossings of the Alps. This week will leave you full of memories! It will allow you to gain good experience in mountain climbing.

Due to safety reasons and to take full advantage of the training, I will take up to 2 people with me.

During this week, we will learn or revise:
– lead climbing and progression
– climbing safely
– ensure a second and a lead climber
– abseiling safely
– perform reliable relays

I propose to you the following program. This is just an example program in the Aravis. I reserve the right to change it at any time depending on the participants’ level and the weather conditions. I can also adapt it according to the time you have available: a 1-day outing is possible.

Day 1
Meeting at La Clusaz at 9AM. Climbing school in the Rocher des Aravis to warm up. Equipment check.

Day 2
Large route day at Jalouvre in the Aravis: “Manque un Mètre route” (level V/6a).

Day 3
Car transfer to the Confins from La Clusaz (7-8 min). Approach march to reach the start of “Le Tonneau des Danaides”, 300m route in 10 pitches. Arrival to Mamule. Descent abseiling. Then “Mama Miaz” route at Petite Miaz in 2 pitches. Descent walking to Mont Charvet, where we leave the climbing equipment until the next day. Dinner and overnight at the Bombardellaz refuge.

Day 4
Breakfast at the refuge. Then an approach march of 2 hours to reach “La neige au Sahara” route in Mont Charvet 250m (8 pitches and ridges course). Descent to the Northeast face. Then two 50m abseils take us to “L’été Indien” route, 200m, at the Pointe de Chombas. Descent to the Gramusset refuge, where we have dinner and spend the night.

Day 5
Breakfast at the refuge. Today we can either take the 250m “L’Ombre Chinoise” route in the Gramusset wall (at the top of which we take the normal route of the Pointe Percée) or take “La très belle Arête du Doigt” 12 pitches route that takes us straight to the Pointe Percée summit. Then descent through the normal route to the Annes pass. Car transfer to La Clusaz and end of the trip.

Are you interested in climbing in the Aravis? Then please contact me! I would love making you discover these walls that I know so well. I can of course adapt the plan and the program depending on your time available and your wishes.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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



We will sleep in refuges (Bombardellaz, Gramusset)

About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.


French | English



What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

Teddy Papes


April, 2023

Thanks for all your help!

David Pyle


October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao


September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White


June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler


February, 2022

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Robert Davis


July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.



January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga


October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo


September, 2018

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Alexandra Robert-rodiere


January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian


December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!



July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.



April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.



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