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Rock climbing initiation in Chamonix

Sébastien is an IFMGA Mountain Guide originally from Toulon. With a vast experience in all kind of outdoor activities in the French Alps, he wants to invite you to a 2-day rock climbing initiation course in Chamonix.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Let me invite you to a 2-day rock climbing introductory course in Chamonix. A big opportunity to discover the secrets of climbing for the first time or to improve your current skills!

The aim of this learning weekend in Chaminox is to teach beginners the basis of belaying and some other progression techniques. In that way, you’ll go back home as an independent and self-confident climber.

And for those who already have a good level of climbing, this trip will allow you to improve your technical skills. Moreover, Chamonix offers a wide variety of rocky pitches where you can put them into practice while having a great time!

During this 2-day initiation course in Chamonix you’ll enjoy amazing cliffs and very accessible tracks for all levels. Besides to that, I can also offer a great program to teenagers from the age of 14 years.

I will take with me a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum of 5. That is because of safety reasons. In addition to that, you will able to take full advantage of the training aspect of the course.

The rock climbing introductory course in Chamonix consists in the following content:

  • Climbing safely and reach the top by easy tracks (beginners);

  • Climbing safely by intermediate-difficulty routes (for those wishing to improve their techniques);

  • Ensure and tighten the ropes;

  • Make a safe descent.

At the bottom of this description you can read a sample itinerary of our weekend in the cliffs of Chamonix. Please, keep in mind that any item can be changed or adapted to your own wishes and motivations.

For more information about booking or next departures, please fill out the form and get in touch with me. I will make you live the best rock climbing experience and help you take out the climber that is hidden inside you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Day 1: Rocher de Frison Roche (Gaillands)

Meeting at 9:00 am at the Rocher des Gaillands. I will teach you the basis of belaying and ropes manipulation. Night in a cottage.

Day 2: Rock Climbing practices in Vallorcine

Breakfast in the cottage. After 15 minutes of walking, we will climb in a very nice climbing area located in Vallorcine at 1.250 meters of altitude. Revision of the belaying techniques. Possibility of climbing tracks of 2 to 3 lengths.



Meeting point

Meeting at 8.45 am at our partner sports shop (address indicated before the start of the course) for the rental of the necessary equipment.

About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.


French | English



What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

Teddy Papes


April, 2023

Thanks for all your help!

David Pyle


October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao


September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White


June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler


February, 2022

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Robert Davis


July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.



January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga


October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo


September, 2018

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Alexandra Robert-rodiere


January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian


December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!



July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.



April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.



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