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Half-day intro to rock climbing from Chamonix

Rock climbing in Verbier

Join Mihnea, an IFMGA-certified guide, and spend a half day learning essential beginners' rock climbing skills in the beautiful mountains around Chamonix.



1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


First Time


  • Gain essential skills to start you off climbing on the right foot
  • Admire the gorgeous mountains of Chamonix
  • Learn with a passionate, certified guide


Come join me in the stunning mountains around Chamonix, France for an exciting and efficient beginners’ rock climbing course.

No previous experience is required. All you need is a good fitness level and a desire to try out this thrilling and rewarding sport. There are lots of great climbing spots in the area, and I’ll pick the location based on the day’s conditions.

We’ll start with a briefing on the rock climbing equipment, followed by an introduction to belaying and other crucial progression techniques. Then you’ll have a couple of hours to try out what you’ve learned; I’ll give you advice and cheer you on.

Whether you’ve been climbing before or are a complete beginner, this is the perfect opportunity to gain some climbing skills in an unbeatable setting. Allow me to share my love of the sport with you- book now! 

You can check out the other great trips I offer on my page, like this 2-day ascent of Mont Blanc.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

I’m an IFMGA mountain guide, a geographer and a passionate alpinist and climber.

I started going in the mountains as a child, at first very close to my home, in the Romanian Carpathians. In these mountains I discovered the passion for outdoor activities and climbing. It was not long until I started discovering other mountains and their challenges and I began building a "mountain climbing lifestyle".

I went in different expeditions around the world and I am always looking for interesting challenges in far away mountain ranges. As often as possible I spend my time in the Alps, training, climbing and enjoying life.

I became a national mountain guide in Romania in 2011. Since then, I love sharing my passion for the mountains and I enjoy taking clients to incredible places. I'm also a volunteer in educational activities to promote the values of authentic alpinism.

I believe in self development and always getting better at what I do, so in 2015 I joined the IFMGA mountain guide training program at EEMGA (East European Mountain Guides Association) and became a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide in 2018.

It will be my pleasure to guide you in any adventure in the mountains.


Romanian | English | French



What people are saying about Mihnea Prundeanu

Eldar Solomon


October, 2021

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Rob Richards


September, 2021

Guide was extremely professional. We had a great climb together. If I were booking this climb, I’d book our guide, he was great!

Nathan Wang Liao Yinan


August, 2020

Great guide - mihnea was fun, placed a strong emphasis on safety, and also gave us advice on how to improve our climbing and alpinism!

Chris Larkin


March, 2020

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January, 2020

Fantastic day descending Vallee Blanche, our guide Mihnea was A+ from start to finish. Will absolutely hire them again next time I’m back.

Zu Chu Liang


July, 2019

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Jannicke Kalland


July, 2019

En flott tur i fin natur. Vi fikk vite mye om isbreens tilstand og vi fikk prøvd både isklatring og via Ferrata. Guiden snakket flytende engels så det var lett å kommunisere. En behagelig og artig tur med litt utfordringer.

Sarah Trowell


July, 2019

My partner and I felt so safe with Mihnea. Mihnea was very professional and listened to how we were feeling during the entire time he was with us. He is very knowledgable about Mounteering. We decided not to attempt the summit due to bad weather a few days before and Mihnea tailored another plan for us which we had a great time doing. Mounteneering was very physically and mentally challenging and I am glad we got to spend time with Mihnea to learn more about techniques so maybe we can practice more and then one day attempt the summit again with Mihnea. This is a great trip!

Gerald Roempp


February, 2019

I spent 3 very exciting days at Balea Lake having very good snow and weather conditions. Accomodation at Paltinu Hotel was good and evenings passed quickly meeting all different type of mountain people :-). Skitours started from Paltinu Hotel (2034m) up to different mountain saddles (ca. 2300m) on skis. Going further to summits was possible but quite challenging as we had to climb in 1m of fresh snow carrying skis on the backpack. Nevertheless we had a lot of fun and Mihnea guided in all situations safely.

Jeremy Toews


October, 2018

Mont Blanc is a beautiful climb, due to a tight schedule a 2 day was the only option for me and while we summited the mountain it felt like we lucked out with a clear weather window. My guide, Mihnea was great! He looked after all the details and offered guidance with my basic mountaineering skills. I would definitely go climbing with him again and would recommend him to anyone!

Jurgen Schnitker


September, 2018

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Freddy Quijano


August, 2018


Mette Kallestad


August, 2018

I might recommend to extend the trip with a couple of more days to make sure the weather dont stop you from reaching the summit, and also to enjoy being in the mountains.

Vlad-Andrei Suciu


July, 2018

Safe and reliable guiding services. Would strongly recommend if you are fit and willing.

Jason Rae


July, 2018

Mihnea is an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable, great company and everything you would want in a guide. If I come back or do another route I will try to get him again for sure. Thank you.



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