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Weekend Mountaineering Course for Women in La Grave

Women Mountaineering weekend course 3

Join Marion, an IFMGA-certified guide, on a 2-day mountaineering women-only course in La Grave. Learn and have fun with your friends!



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Improve your mountaineering skills with a women-only course
  • Learn new techniques and put your abilities in practice on glacier and rock
  • Enjoy an empowering adventure together with a woman guide


I invite you to join me on a 2-day women-only mountaineering course in La Grave, a great opportunity to learn and improve your progression techniques on glacier and rock in a supportive environment.

I am an IFMGA-certified woman guide, passionate about mountains, and looking to share this passion with other adventurous women. During this weekend, you will take your mountaineering skills a step further, learning  basic techniques and getting useful tips for a safe and enjoyable experience in the mountains.

This weekend course takes place in La Grave, a famous village and ski resort located at the foot of the La Meije, in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. You will experience the thrill of climbing on glaciers in the beautiful mountains around La Grave, as they will be our classroom for these 2 days.

We will go over the basic mountaineering skills, improving your progression technique on glacier and on rock. We will learn about crevasse rescue on the glacier and you will also learn how to place protection points, like friends and pitons, when climbing on rock.

After spending a day out in the mountain, learning and putting our skills into practice, we may spend a night in a mountain refuge. On the next morning, we might enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the mountains, and continue with our course. Otherwise, we could stay in a hostel in the village of La Grave.

Women-only courses are a truly empowering and enriching experience, the perfect environment for you to challenge yourself while building your confidence in climbing. We will have a blast on an unforgettable adventure!

If you want to be part of this women-only course in La Grave, just send me a request. Join me and come enjoy an empowering adventure in the beautiful French Alps! I also offer this same women-only course in Chamonix.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 800 Each

Group of 2

EUR 400 Each

Group of 3

EUR 267 Each

Group of 4

EUR 200 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee. Based on the program, there might have additional costs like half-board in the refuge, transfers, lifts, etc. which will need to be covered by the participants.



We'll stay either in a mountain hut or in a hostel in the village of La Grave.

More info

If you come with a larger group, I'll ask one of my friends, IFMGA guide as well, to join us.

Meeting point

La Grave

About the guide

I am a certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, ski instructor trainee and a Police Mountain Rescuer "CRS Montagne".

I’m based in the Chamonix valley and have had the chance to travel all around the world: India, Pakistan, China, Yosemite, Antarctica and Canada, among others.

I particularly enjoy rock climbing, introducing women to alpine environments and the diversity of the activities in which I’m involved in. I love sharing my passion, inspiring others to believe in themselves in order to move on and go further.

Feel free to contact me if you are looking for a guide to support you in a mountain project you have, in the Alps or anywhere else. I will be happy to guide you and share an unique moment together.


German | French | English





What people are saying about Marion Poitevin

Tanya Naville


October, 2018

Je travaille avec Marion depuis 4ans sur l’encadrement du groupe d’alpinisme au féminin GAF74 du Comité départemental des clubs alpins et de montagne de Haute Savoie. Les membres du GAF74 sont toujours heureuse de pouvoir être encadré par une guide telle que Marion, une femme qui a su ouvrir les portes de certaines formation de la montagne aux femmes. Un vrai exemple qu’elles sont heureuses de suivre et dont elles sont fières de s’inspirer grâce à ces journées de formation. Tanya NAVILLE coordinatrice des groupes d’alpinisme au féminin de la FFCAM : GFHM et GAF74



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