A 6 day introduction to Alpine climbing on some of the most legendary classic routes in the Alps.
If you have always dreamed of climbing mountains and you don't know where to start, this course is specially designed for you. Our alpine climbing course is challenging and our professional UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides are there to teach you techniques for all the different terrain you can find in the mountains.
By the end of the week you will be familiar with how to safely travel across glaciers, rocky ridges, rock faces and steep snow slopes. The course is a genuine mixture of learning and enjoying great alpine climbs in the Alps.
This is a hands on week - you’ll be learning as you go. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the following: basic rock climbing skills, lead climbing, setting up anchors, abseiling, traditional gear placement, multi-pitch route climbing, rope management, safe glacier travel, use of ice axe and crampons.
You will also learn about route planning, using maps, a compass and analysing weather forecasts to plan and carry out an overnight trip.
If you already have some experience that's great and you will build on what you already know, if not you'll benefit from our expert instruction. The guides will adjust the pace and level of the course to suit the participants.
For the last two days of the course you will be joined by a second guide, this will allow more flexibility and allow you to climb a more involved route if you wish.
The price given does not include accommodation; this can be included on request at a comfortable lodge near to some of the best climbing routes in the Chamonix valley. The full price including half board accommodation is 1765€.