People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
- Enjoy mountaineering in the summits of the French and Italian Alps.
- Improve your mountaineering techniques and gain more independence.
- Join a small group of participants and learn from an experienced guide.
If you’re an advanced mountaineer and would like to spend 1 week learning and practicing in the French and Italian Alps, you can’t miss this chance. Follow me on this program and enjoy the best mountaineering in Chamonix.
The following are some of the contents that we’ll see during the course: belaying techniques, moving on mixed terrains, anchors in snow and ice, route planning, rope techniques and rescue systems. By the end of the program, you’ll be able to plan your climbs and execute them with safety using all the incorporated skills.
First of all, we’ll meet in Chamonix or Argentière at 5 pm and have a short trip briefing. On day 2, we’ll focus on rock skills, such as short pitching, anchors and rappelling. Day 3 will be the day of ice climbing around an alpine hut. On days 4-6, we’ll go for different climbs that will allow to practice and learn by putting our skills to action. Finally, on day 7, we’ll take a route near the hut and descend to the valley.
Regarding requirements, take into account that the program is for advanced participants with background experience on rock and ice. Also, it’s a demanding course, so it’s mandatory to have a very good level of fitness.
Are you ready for this intensive course? Then don’t hesitate to send the request to make your reservation and enjoy mountaineering in Chamonix.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
|30/06/2019 to 06/07/2019|
|07/07/2019 to 13/07/2019|
|01/09/2019 to 07/09/2019|
About the Guide
I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.
In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.
We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!