Rock climbing in the Verdon Gorges

Climb in the Verdon Gorges during 6 days with certified mountain guide. Improve your climbing skills in one of the most spectacular sites in Europe.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Come climb with me the “Great Wall” in the Verdon Gorges. During this 6-day trip you will improve your current climbing skills in some of the most spectacular gorges and canyons in Europe. The Verdon Gorges are located in Haute Provence Alps, southeast of France.

    Climbing at the Verdon Gorges is enjoying the best carved and sticky rock with spectacular surroundings and large walls. An experience you should live at least once in your life! We will practice multi-pitch climbing. 

    During this program I will teach you how to progress safely on big wall. You will also learn many other important techniques, such as:
    – How to build different types of anchors,
    – How to abseil a big wall and manage an overhang or pendulum,
    – Rescue and self rescue
    – Getting familiar with heights and routes of 100-300 meters long.

    This trip is suitable for experienced climbers, especially for those who have tried some high routes before. The climbing level is 5b minimum.

    Want to come to the Verdon Gorges? Then send me your request to book the trip. I will be eager to guide you in such an amazing rock climbing spot!  I also enjoy rock climbing in Cerces and Ecrins, another 6-day trip.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2400 EUR

    Group of 2
    1200 EUR

    Group of 3
    800 EUR

    Group of 4
    600 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     Equipment rental is 5€ per person per day (harness, helmet, belaying device, life line, quick draws, rope). Transfers and accommodation are not included.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Accommodation

    It can be at a hotel, guesthouse or camping site in the area.

    More info

    You have to be member of an alpine club or to have an RC insurance.

    Please plan to book the trip at least 2 weeks in advance.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I discovered the mountain with my parents at a young age thanks to hiking and alpine skiing. Around 12 years old, I started climbing, and it rapidly became a real passion, allowing me to live moments of intense adventure and escape. I dedicated most of my free time to it, which allowed me to reach a good level fast.

    The Wallonie rocks, and particularly Freyr, are a great school to train for walls abroad like the large walls in Verdon, the Calanques and Chamonix. My passion took me then to alpinism, ski touring, ice climbing, canyoning. After my studies, I took 2 long initiating travels to Latin America, traveling the Andes range from Ecuador to Patagonia, by foot and cycling, down the Southern route. This exceptional experience woke up a new passion in me: traveling, discovering large spaces, different cultures and civilisations, to meet others and to get to know myself.

    After sharing this passion with my friends and family, I discovered the urge to make of it a real profession. I started studying to become a climbing and alpinism instructor (UPMM certification). My studies in Physical Education and Physiotherapy gave me extra knowledge of physiology, pedagogy and traumatology.

    I supervised my first climbing and alpinism trainings in the Club Alpin Belge. I then became a teacher at the CAB - a Federation for many educations destined for members, future instructors and physical education teachers. I was hired at the Federation-CAB as an education coordinator in 2003, then technical director in 2005. The 7 years spent at the CAB strengthened my technical, pedagogical and management abilities. In 2011, I decided to change my orientation and return to the "field", working again in the organisation of trainings, trips, expeditions...

    My motto: professionalism, friendliness and above all pleasure!

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Christophe Lehner

     

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    Quentin Gueuning
    Christophe was an excellent guide! He choose a climbing spot that suited our group perfectly and was very helpful in teaching us how to climb.
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    Rebecca Smart
    We had a great day on the rocks with Christophe. He made it fun and challenging and was able to cater for the different climbing levels in our group. Thanks!
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