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Overcoming fear of heights training in Val d’Anniviers

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Join this 3-day training around the tiny village of Mayoux, in Val d'Anniviers, and learn simple techniques that will help you overcome your fear of heights and enjoy your hikes. You will be guided by Pascale, an UIMLA Mountain Leader.


3 Days

May, Jun, Sep




Do you love hiking in the mountains but feel terrified if you suddenly come upon a steep descent? This 3-day group training course will help you overcome your fear of heights, through simple techniques and safe experiences. We also offer 2-day private guiding options.

We will put the theory into practice in the beautiful natural environment around Mayoux, a tiny village in Val d’Anniviers, in the canton of Valais. Check the dates below and join a group!

Acrophobia is an extreme fear of heights, especially when you are not particularly high up, but most of the time, fear of heights is a simple illusion: it is our brain playing us a dirty trick.

Having a good head for heights may sound like a dream to you, but with this course you will learn to control the tension and find the pleasure of hiking freely, whatever the path is.

We are both experienced mountain leaders. I am passionate about mountains and nature. François Castell, my team partner during this course, also holds a degree on Mental Training. He enjoys building educational pathways based on dynamic and participative practices.

Our teaching method is based on sharing experiences and techniques in natural scenarios, always in complete physical and psychological safety.During these days, you will acquire the techniques you need to feel confident and overcome the dizziness you may feel.

We will have a theory lesson on the first day and then we will venture into the beautiful surroundings of Mayoux for a practical training. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

So if you want to overcome your fear of heights, don’t miss on this opportunity! Join us and start enjoying your hikes in the mountains.  
If you feel like going for a great hike, you can join me on my Val d’Anniviers 5-day hiking tour.


Day 1: Mayoux – Bisse des Sarrassins

09:h00-Meeting at the Puchotaz Inn in Mayoux, where we have a coffe and a croissant. Presentation and introduction of the group. Canadian picnic (everyone brings a specialty from home).Theory in hall. Practical exercises. Dinner.

*Bisses are historical irrigation channels in the canton of Valais.

Day 2: Mayoux – Bisse de Riccard – L’Araignée Bridge

07:30- Breakfast. Departure to Briey. Hiking and putting theory in practice. We have a picnic in the forest and then we venture on the bridge. Historical aperitif. Dinner

Day 3: Mayoux - Baltschiedertal

07:30- Breakfast. Departure to Ausserberg. Hiking along the bisses in a wild valley. Picnic by the water. Another bisse welcomes us.17:00- End of the program



More info

You need to have repatriation insurance in the event of an accident.

Meeting point

Mayoux, Val d'Anniviers, Valais

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