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Intro to mountaineering course in Corsica

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Learn mountaineering basics with this 6-day course in the beautiful island of Corsica alongside IFMGA-certified mountain guide Cedric.

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6 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar


Enjoy this stunning island from above with this intro to mountaineering course in Corsica!

This course is designed to give you a taste of different snow, ice and mixed routes. Those who wish to will even be learn to lead in no time. And you’ll be able to do all this while enjoying the incredible Corsican landscape!

Corsica is one of France’s 13 regions. It is also the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus. A single chain of mountains makes up two-thirds of this incredibly beautiful island.

During the course, you’ll learn progression and security ice climbing techniques. We’ll also cover belaying and abseiling on mixed terrain. If conditions allow, we’ll finish the course with a multi-pitch gully ascent in the Lombarducciu Massif.

Group size is limited to 4 people, both for security reasons and for you to take advantage of the learning experience. The program is very flexible so we’ll be able to adapt to daily conditions.

This mountaineering course in Corsica takes 6 days to complete. It doesn’t require you to have any particular experience. However, a good physical condition and knowledge of basic rock climbing techniques are preferable. I always advise clients to undergo some training before the beginning of the course.

Contact me now and join me on these 6 days of pure fun. This course will be your door to the wonderful world of climbing. And you’ll get to do it in one of the most gorgeous places in the world!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meeting at Corté. Mountaineering fundamentals.

We’ll cover fundamentals and practice belaying. Night at the Asco hut.

Day 2: Gully ascent

We’ll climb a multi-pitch gully in the Cirque de Trimbulacciu. Night at the Asco hut.

Day 3: Mixed route ascent

Night in the gite de Vergio.

Day 4: Couloir ascent

Night in the gite de Vergio.

Day 5: Mixed route ascent

Night in Corté.

Day 6: Ascent in the Lombarducciu Massif




In B&B and mountain huts.

More info

Price does not include: - Personal expenses - Accommodation and meals - Tranfers - Personal equipment (I can leand you harness and helmet) - Insurance

Meeting point

Corté, Corsica.

About the guide

Certified mountain guide UIAGM / IFMGA
I work with Manu, a good friend of mine...
We are both rock climbing instructors and certified mountain leaders. I shared with Manu happy and doubtful moments, building a professional future with a passionate focus on the mountain and the guide role. An open vision over the world, where our competences, knowledge and curiosity are at our client’s service for one day or for life.
The agency we founded together is the natural outcome of our profound complicity. People think we are cousins or brothers. We are just friends, and lucky to be so, because our children are in love: as in love as you can be at 8 years old!
We are both lucky to live in Corsica, this unknown mountain where climbers, mountaineers and skiers still feel like pioneers. This mountain is our playground and our office.
Curious and open to the world, we also organize each year trips to faraway places to see what other mountains and people can give to us, and what we can learn from them.
Ice in the Equator and Patagonia, Spanish, Jordanian or American rocks, snow in the Carpathians, Norway ot the Caucasus. We love the mountain in all its forms and every time we reach a summit we want to climb the neighbouring summit and find what is hiding behind it.


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What people are saying about Cédric Specia

Chantal Mercier Laporte


September, 2022

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Lori Axford


August, 2022

Thank you! We had a great time with Cedric. He’s an excellent guide.

Martin Huemer


August, 2022

Cedric is very professional mountain guide and a nice person to spend a day with in his home mountains.!!!

Julie Calhoun


August, 2020

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Andreas Ezinga


March, 2020

IMPORTANT COMMENT: the trip couldn't be made due to the weather. But both Cedric as the backoffice team has been extremely helpful in finding an alternative and solution. Finally we didn't go because of illness of 2 of the group. But definitely I will look for another trip next year.

Jonathan Summers


May, 2019

The trip was great. We changed the destination to suit abilities. We climbed in the Restonica Valley which was beautiful. Cédric was excellent as a guide, highly recommended.

Jeremy Derksen


April, 2019

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Ben Haigh-Smith


October, 2018

Cedric is a fantastic guide. He is helpful, friendly, very competent and caring. He made our time in Corsica very enjoyable and we would love to organise another trip with him in the future.

Jacky Cheng


June, 2018

We've had the best time with Manu at the Suare crag in Calvi. His professionalism is absolutely top class and made us feel incredibly safe with his professional climbing skills. Most importantly we had a lot of fun. Explore Share is an amazing platform with various activities around the world and I can't believe I never knew about it until now! I've already share this platform with adventurous friends and I am sure I will definitely be using this service again. Well done guys for your efficiency! Love your work!

Andrew Tan


June, 2018

The climbing was great at an excellent spot with many routes. Everyone had a lot of fun. Would definitely come again if we had a chance. Many thanks, Andrew

Chris Austin


June, 2018

Manu, was a very friendly and professional guide. As I am fairly new to climbing he picked a good route suitable to my experience. As a result I really enjoyed the trip and felt that I learnt a lot. I would definitely do this trip again and would recommend it to others

Thomas W.


May, 2018

My 1 day of glorious granite sport multi pitching with Cedric! The only route (??) to start from the sea was a great adventure with some exposed pitched of enjoyable climbing. Cedric was great: full of energy and enthusiasm and really motivating. Obviously extremely professional and handing out advice both with climbing technique and rope / safety.

Laurent I.


March, 2018

Merci Manu pour nous avoir fait partager ta passion de la montagne et de la Corse. Bravo pour ton professionnalisme et pour la qualité de ton équipe.



May, 2017

I had amazing 2 days climbing in Corsica with Cédric as my guide. Cédric introduced me to Corsican backcountry that he lovingly called his garden: massive towering mountain, emerald waters of roaring streams, beautiful wild flowers. I highly recommend Cédric to anyone looking for a guide be it Corsica or anywhere else. I miss this incredible place already and look forward to coming back!



August, 2015

What a amazing experience ! Cedric is certainly the perfect guide to help you discover the most beautiful views in Corsica.



August, 2015

Trois jours de trek dans les montagnes, trois jours de canyoning. L’équilibre parfait pour découvrir la variété des paysages Corse. La région de Bavella est magnifique et les canyons tous les trois très différents. Le niveau n’est pas trop difficile, nous avons fait environ 12 heures de marche en deux jours sur les sentiers du GR20. Logement dans une ancienne bergerie, super authentique, Aline vous y attend et prépare des bons petits plats. Notre guide Cédric nous a accompagné durant toute la semaine, une perle qui nous a partagé sa passion pour les treks en haute montagne. Très pro, nous nous sommes senties en super sécurité à tout moment.



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