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Mountaineering course in Chamonix with a guide

Learn mountaineering basics in Chamonix. Julia, an IFMGA-certified guide, will take you to Gaillands for rock climbing and La Mer de Glace for glacier walking.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1+ day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Learn mountaineering with an experienced guide.

  • Go for an easy ascent in Chamonix.

  • Develop your ice and rock climbing skills.


Come and learn mountaineering with me for a day or two in Chamonix. We will have some rock and ice climbing sessions. We can also plan the ascent of an easy peak, Aiguille du Tour for example. My objective will be to teach you the basics so you can consider mountain ascents in the future.

It is important to progress safely. Learning basic techniques is essential before embarking on a mountaineering tour.

Safety manoeuvres, handling a rope, belaying, walking with crampons and ice axe, familiarization with the emptiness feeling… These are different topics that we will cover together. Everything will be done in an idyllic setting, the Mont Blanc range.

The time you will spend learning all of this will be a guarantee of safety and pleasure during your future mountain ascents.

This experience is a must!

In the mountain there are two universes that require different skills: snow/ice and rock.

Depending on the final goal, we can focus on one of these topics during the course. But it’s also possible to try both to get an ideal of which is more appealing.

If we are in Chamonix, ice course will be at the Mer de Glace. The rock course will be on a cliff, at les Gaillands for example.

This course is for beginners or people looking to improve their mountaineering techniques.

I can take with me up to 6 people. I avoid larger groups because I prefer to spend more time with each participant. If you are more than 6, I will ask a friend guide to join us.

I invite you to contact me if you wish to learn mountaineering in Chamonix. I will be glad to give you the foundations for you to consider high mountain ascents later on.

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The price is per day. It does not include lifts.



About the guide

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I grew up far from the mountains, and I didn't imagine what was waiting for me...
When I was 17, I had the first symptoms: I left without second guessing it my foreign tongues studies and I settled at Briançon, in the Hautes-Alpes, to satiate my passion for snowboarding. I practiced non-stop for some winters, spending the "summers" in the southern hemisphere.
The virus started spreading: my love for large spaces led me to get certified as a mountain leader.
During 10 years, I spent my summers taking groups to discover the most beautiful hikes around the Ecrins massif.
During this time, I discovered alpinism and a there was a new spark in my eyes. The diagnostic came fast: I was severely passionate about the mountains. Since then I never stopped dreaming of every kind of ascent, and I organised my everyday life to try to achieve many of them.
I learned to appreciate equally the end of the mountain journey and the friend or rope parter with whom I share my trips. After 10 years going through paths with hiking groups and with a fierce desire to go higher, I started studying to become a High Mountain Guide. I became IFMGA-certified in August, 2017.
Today I propose to travel this path, leading us sometimes to a summit, to admire the vastness of the horizon, taking us to something simple, pure and essential.
My head is filled with memories and projects, and I would be thrilled to share one with you. But I'm also here to help you turn your own project into a reality.

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 433 each

Group of 2

EUR 217 each

Group of 3

EUR 145 each

Group of 4

EUR 109 each

Group of 5

EUR 87 each

Group of 6

EUR 73 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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

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