People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
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. 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!
- A week spent ascending different mountains every day!
- An option to ascend the mighty Matterhorn!
- Perfect to improve your mountaineering skills!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Personal equipment
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Rest day (optional)
A rest day in the valley
Ascend Hornli (optional)
Drive to Zermatt and ascent to the Hornli hut 3260 m.
Matterhorn ascent (optional)
Ascent via the Hornli ridge on the Matterhorn 4,477 m and a descent back to the valley.
A drive back to Chamonix.
|07/07/2019 to 13/07/2019|
|04/08/2019 to 10/08/2019|
|08/09/2019 to 14/09/2019|
For main activity - 5 nights in hut, 2 nights in hotel.
For Matterhorn option - 3 nights hotel, 1 night hut
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.
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!