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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.

Private

Alps

1+ Days

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

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Learn mountaineering with an experienced guide.
  • Go for an easy ascent in Chamonix.
  • Develop your ice and rock climbing skills.

Description

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.

Details

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM

Residence

Chamonix, France


What people are saying about Daniel Pobega

Richard McMahon

5.00

July, 2022

Great trip.

Shannon Maher

5.00

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

5.00

July, 2021

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

Corneliu Sendroiu

5.00

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

5.00

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.

5.00

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!

Sylwia

5.00

July, 2020

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

Richard

5.00

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!

Annie

5.00

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.

Andrew

5.00

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!

Jordan

5.00

February, 2020

Was a great experience. Daniel took us to great off piste locations and catered to our level of experience

Janno

5.00

February, 2020

Really cool journey!

Sean Myers

5.00

February, 2020

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Joe

5.00

February, 2020

Had a great experience with my wife off-piste, highly recommended!

Ante

5.00

February, 2020

This was absolutely the best day of our 7 day ski trip to Chamonix. It wouldn’t be the same without our guide Daniel who made us feel comfortable, welcome and most of all, safe. From the start to finish everything was perfectly planned and adjusted to our possibilities. It was not just skiing, there were times when genuine knowledge and skills were needed and Daniel showed his best. Nevertheless, he’s a kind of person you’d like to be friends with. While reading reviews about Vallée Blanche, I’ve noticed that some described this descent as a piece of cake, but in reality you should evaluate your fitness and skiing possibilities with your guide first. All in all, the scenery is spectacular, the whole experience unique and totally worth the money. Thank you Gauthier for smooth and proper communication before the experience! And thank you Daniel for everything!

William

5.00

February, 2020

Daniel was an excellent guide. He took my son to some places we would have never have gone and was able to find powder and some skiing terrain that he would not have found in the northeastern US where he typically skiis. Daniel's knowledge of the mountain was terrific. He worked with my 15 year-old as best as he could to get him comfortable with a stranger to the point where they communicated openly and shared personal stories. Daniel also made positive comments about my son's skiing abilities and about his conditioning which were encouraging. They seemed to really connect on a passion for skiing and my son's desire to return again to take on even more challenges with Daniel are strong. We highly recommend him.

Delaney

5.00

February, 2020

The Vallée Blanche tour was really incredible and our guide, Daniel, made sure we enjoyed our day. All in all, it was one of the highlights of our trip!

Thibaut

5.00

February, 2020

Ne pas hésiter à vivre cette fabuleuse expérience, un guide super vous encadre et vous fait découvrir ce lieu magique un niveau de ski correct seulement suffit pour découvrir ce lieu unique. Notre guide Daniel nous a fait partager sa passion et son amour de ces montagnes. Il nous a aussi fait part de ses expérience au milieu de ce paysage magique. A faire !

Audrey

5.00

January, 2020

Très belle journée de ski dans un décor et des conditions magiques.

Joe

5.00

January, 2020

Had a great experience with my wife off-piste, highly recommended!

Delaney

5.00

January, 2020

The Vallée Blanche tour was really incredible and our guide, Daniel, made sure we enjoyed our day. All in all, it was one of the highlights of our trip!

Lyndall

5.00

January, 2020

Gauthier organised a very highly experienced mountain guide, Daniel, who was IFMGA qualified, to look after me on the day. Gauthier was friendly, had excellent english, and was totally professional and organised. Daniel guided me with professionalism and absolute safety. We became good friends in no time at all. I had a great day out in a safe but somewhat challenging environment. I would recommend Gauthier and his team to anyone looking for a safe but adventurous day out in Chamonix. My experience was personalised, adventurous, controlled and safe. I look forward to returning soon for another great day or days skiing in Chamonix with Gauthier and his team. Thank you.

Trine

5.00

January, 2020

The planned date was changed due to better snow conditions one day earlier and we felt like the Guide, Daniel, understood what conditions we would appreciate. Daniel took us out on this amazing trip down Vallee Blanche, on perfect snow and told us stories about the area and all the visible peaks we could see from our line.

Thinaut

5.00

January, 2020

Ne pas hésiter à vivre cette fabuleuse expérience, un guide super vous encadre et vous fait découvrir ce lieu magique un niveau de ski correct seulement suffit pour découvrir ce lieu unique. Notre guide Daniel nous a fait partager sa passion et son amour de ces montagnes. Il nous a aussi fait part de ses expérience au milieu de ce paysage magique. A faire !  

Emma Maury

5.00

August, 2019

Un grand merci à Gauthier pour sa prévenance, sa disponibilité et ses réponses à nos nombreuses questions ! Daniel, qui fut notre guide lors de la sortie a été très attentif et très patient avec nous. Il a complètement adapté notre randonnée à nos capacités et à nos attentes. Je le remercie également chaleureusement. Nous avons passé un moment unique !

Sorin

5.00

August, 2019

Awesome experience on Vallee Blanche, between Refugio Torino, Refuge des Cosmiques and Aiguille du Midi. Even though I have a lot experience trekking, this was my first time on a glacier. With Daniel help, everything went smoothly. Great guiding, I highly recommend Daniel. At the end of the day, drinking a small pint of beer, we make a deal, next year we go to Mont Blanc!

Patricia Griffin

5.00

August, 2019

Daniel was our guide. He was helpful from the moment we met him. We felt safe walking on the glazier due to his calm instructions, and his observation of us and the environment around us. We would highly recommend him as a alpine mountain guide

Sophie Fillet

5.00

August, 2019

Très bonne expérience. Je la recommande sans hésitation. Une belle manière d’appréhender la marche sur glacier et ses possibles dangers. Le guide, Daniel, est à l’écoute et très attentif au bien-être des participants

Shaked Schuster

5.00

August, 2019

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Clara

5.00

July, 2019

The best experience in Chamonix! Everything was great, I met Daniel one day before to check all the equipment, and it was amazing. Very profesional, great views, and great glacier climbing clases! I SUPER recommend having this experience

Isadora Carolina Costa Cabra

5.00

July, 2019

“It was an amazing experience, I could learn a lot about trails, map readings and the region, I highly recommend the experience to adventurers in chamonix

Yuri Hadi

5.00

July, 2019

It was an amazing experience. Daniel Pobega was excellent. Calm, friendly and very professional. Will definitely book another trip with him if not Vallee Blanche but other future activities.


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

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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




 

 

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