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Mountaineering course in Chamonix with a guide

Mountaineering with a guide in Chamonix

Learn mountaineering basics in Chamonix with a certified guide, who will take you to Gaillands for rock climbing and La Mer de Glace for glacier walking.



1+ Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




  • 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


More info

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

About the guide

Based in Chamonix, I am in love with the Alps because of everything they offer me: great off-piste skiing, perfect granite climbing, superb peaks and ridges in high altitude.

I love to work with people, share my experience with them and guide them with passion.


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What people are saying about Daniel Pobega

Natalie Busse


April, 2023

It was a little on the expensive for one day. Also, there should be an option for tipping the guides on the credit card.

Trev Umble


March, 2023

Daniel was terrific! He took great care in keeping my teenager daughters and I safe and yet also showed us an amazing adventure. Hey was very patient with us stopping for many photos and even took a bunch of pictures of us. Highly recommend him to anyone visiting Chamonix

Mariusz Twardowski


March, 2023

Vallee Blanche guided off-piste skiing day is a common experience proposed by Chamonix agencies. The only way to be better than others is to have the best guides. And you have one definitely. A guide must have several features that will distinguish him from others. I am not an expert in guides, but I have a lot of experience in observing and understanding people due to my type of work (architect and professor at the university). And the guide Daniel is exceptional here. On one hand, he is modest and does not show off his exploits on the glacier, on the other hand, he is exceptionally patient, talkative, and helpful, but also firm and decisive. You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to unconsciously trust the guide, believe in his decisions, and feel safe during this difficult and demanding trip. Knowledge is another point to pay attention to. Of course, you can't know everything. But he knows everything about the mountains, Mont Blanc, glaciers, their history, and the surrounding area. Another thing to pay attention to is the ease of making contact. Such a trip is a whole day of spending time together. It can be spent in agony, but it can be spent in a very pleasant atmosphere. And here once again the guide Daniel should be praised. A lot of conversations, answers to hundreds of questions, a smile, and a friendly approach to the client is a great value. I do not want this opinion to be a judgment, but to sum up, I must admit that there is someone with your company who incredibly raises the quality of such trips to an exceptionally high level. If it happened that someone asked me who I should recommend, I would answer without hesitation: guide Daniel. Be glad, that he is working with you as I enjoyed the trip and the day with Daniel. Thanks to him, it was a wonderful, beautiful, and safe trip.

Afshin Nouri


January, 2023

Daniel is a great guide and we felt safe and comfortable with him. He is very knowledgeable and courteous. I would definitely use his services again.

Tulika Raj


October, 2022

Daniel Pobega is an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable and picked a fun and versatile route for our multi pitch climb. I would climb with him again when I am back in the area.

Richard McMahon


July, 2022

Great trip.

Shannon Maher


March, 2022

The snow quality was pretty mediocre- crud, ice, but the surroundings spectacular! Truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. We actually toured with a different guide, Vasile, who was careful and very competent. Nice guy too! My second time doing the VB. Highly recommend.

Denis Shpektor


July, 2021

Amazing experience. The guide, Daniel was very friendly and has adapted the trip to our needs.

Corneliu Sendroiu


September, 2020

Great Experience, Great people! Everything went smooth and enjoyable from the first contact until the end. Great people who accommodated all our various needs in order to provide a wonderful, safe, and insightful experience! Thanks, Gauthier and Daniel we are looking forward to sharing some other adventures! Until next time!

Vero Lalain


August, 2020

Amazing experience with professional guides. Went climbing and trekking in the snow and everything was perfect. The guide adapts to your level whilst pushing you a bit. Unforgettable experienxe!

Cornel S.


August, 2020

Thanks a lot for today experience! Daniel was an excelent guide, a great mentor and kids had a wonderful day today! Thanks again, see you next time, looking forward to climb Mont Blanc!



July, 2020

It was a great experience with a highly competent and friendly guide.



March, 2020

Given the fairly poor snowconditions the ride on Vallee Blanche was really good. Our guide Daniel was excellent with stories about every peak and decent. The kids also thought we had a great day!



March, 2020

Gauthier was helpful and patient with my questions leading up to the trip. Our guide, Daniel, was fantastic. Very nice guy who had us feeling comfortable and confident. We loved doing the Valle Blanche and seeing the panorama at Brevent. Daniel catered our experience to fit the needs of our large group that had varying skill sets.



February, 2020

Really great experience in Chamonix. Daniel was my guide, and he was wonderful. Friendly, personable, and seemed to genuinely care that we had a good time. Not only did he take us to some great spots, but he told us about others and gave us advice for subsequent days, and it made my whole weekend in Chamonix excellent. Highly recommended!



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