Explore-Share logo and link to home

Technical summits week in Chamonix (with optional Matterhorn ascent)

Technical Skills Chamonix

Your IFMGA-certified guide Tal will lead you on a challenging and rewarding week of technical summits in the world-renowned and delightful Chamonix, with the option of an ascent of the majestic Matterhorn!



11 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




  • A week spent ascending different mountains every day!
  • An option to ascend the mighty Matterhorn!
  • Perfect to improve your mountaineering skills!


If mountaineering is one of your passions and you are looking to take your skills to the next level, then join me as I guide you on a week-long technical summits expedition through Chamonix, and for those who want to push themselves to the limit, an optional ascent of the world-famous Matterhorn.

Chamonix has long been regarded as a mecca for outdoor activities, especially mountaineering, and its majestic snowcapped peaks are a picture postcard of tranquility, a perfect crystallization of alpine scenery. The truly awesome Matterhorn is nestled in the legendary Alps and provides stunning views across Europe.

Meeting on the first day in Chamonix/Argentiere, we then hold a briefing and a gear check before spending the night in a hotel. The next morning we head to the first valley, where we will acclimatize and move together on different terrain.

For the subsequent 4 days we will ascend different summits, using a variety of techniques on snow and ice. These are also an opportunity to take in the beautiful sweeping views and nature of the area, as you breath in the crisp alpine air and admire at the wonder of it all.

The 7th day is when we head back to Chamonix, but this merely concludes the activity for some, as those who take up the option will stay on for 4 more days to conquer The Matterhorn (see itinerary below). This requires us to drive to Zermatt, before staying the night in the Hornli Hut, 3260 metres high.

From here we ascend to the summit, a massive 4477 metres up in the sky, a very special peak and view, before descending back down, the final day being the drive back to Chamonix.

Improve your skills and scale some of the most impressive mountains in Europe – book now so you don’t miss out!

For those who want to learn more, I offer an “Alpine Semester” 12-day mountaineering course in the Austrian Alps, here!

I also provide a 1-week intensive mountaineering course in Chamonix, here!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

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

Price above is price per person.

Price includes:

- 6 days in the mountains.

- Planning and guiding by an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide/Aspirant.

- Transportation throughout the activity

- Guides expenses

- Climbing gear (ice exes, ropes, harnesses, helmets etc.)

- Guiding in a in a max 1:2 ratio

Price does not include:

- Flights and insurances

- Cable cars (twice through the week, up to 60 € per day)

- Mountaineering boots (rental)

- Overnights in a mountain hut (Half board estimation 80 € a night)

- Hotel in the valley (B&B estimattion 80 € a night)

- Dinners in the valley

- Total price estimation 2,350 €


Day 1: Meet

Meeting at 17:00 in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity – for a briefing and a gear check.

Day 2: Head to valley

A short route from the valley up, to acclimatize and move together on combined terrain. We will ether spend another night in the valley or already stay in a hut.

Day 3 to 6: Ascents

Depending on weather and conditions we will spend each day ascending to a different summit. On some of the days, we will start the day using the lift, and on some of the days we will start our ascent from a hut.

Day 7: Complete activity

We plan to be in the valley the latest at 16:00 and drive back to Chamonix where we will return the gear and conclude the activity.

Day 8: Rest day (optional)

A rest day in the valley

Day 9: Ascend Hornli (optional)

Drive to Zermatt and ascent to the Hornli hut 3260 m.

Day 10: Matterhorn ascent (optional)

Ascent via the Hornli ridge on the Matterhorn 4,477 m and a descent back to the valley.

Day 11: Finish (optional)

A drive back to Chamonix.




For main activity - 5 nights in hut, 2 nights in hotel. For Matterhorn option - 3 nights hotel, 1 night hut

More info

Since we try to maximize the efficiency and may head straight to a very high summit- we recommend the participants to acclimatize on their own before starting the week with us and spend a day and a night above 2500m.

The mentioned timetable is exemplary and may vary due to conditions, ability of the participants, safety & weather limitations.

A Matterhorn ascent should be booked at least 30 days before the activity starts.

Meeting point

Meeting in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity.

About the guide

I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!


| German | English | Arabic



What people are saying about Tal Niv

Mark Moore


February, 2023

Amazing trip from start to finish! Tal is a very professional guide and methodical in his teaching method, it made learning a new skill very easy and enjoyable.

Sergejs Bolsedvorskis


August, 2022

An awesome adventure provided by Tal's company. All requirements were met and schedule was adjusted for the changing weather conditions. It was one of the best guided tours I've experienced so far!

Potato Hills


February, 2020

Amazing trip, great hotel and the food was unbelievable. The guiding was very thorough and professional and I took a lot away from it. Conditions weren't great but we definitely made the most of it



February, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.



Find more mountaineering trips in France


Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.