Level 3 of the Academy's mountaineering progression series. This clinic will further your knowledge and skills in advanced technical alpinism, preparing you for different situations and various mountain terrain.
You will practise walking on steep faces and exposed ridges, learning how to adapt and manage your rope according to the terrain. You will be shown different ice axe methods and practise front point technique, alongside skills such as setting up an abseil, placing natural protection and leading a route.
This course has proved one of the most popular of the Academy!
€139 per person. Transport and lift pass is not included.
Mountaineering Level 2 is essential. Candidates must have advanced mountaineering skills, rock climbing experience including abseiling, knowledge of ropes and knots, and be capable of using crampons for up to 6 hours.
Mont-Blanc massif (the location is subject to change due to weather & conditions)
3 climbers per guide
TIME & PLACE
07h00 at Chamonix Experience office
Please note that the temperature can be quite hot or cold, depending on weather. Therefore bring layers of clothes which you can adjust from functional t-shirt to fleece or wool mid layers, lightweight puffer jacket, GORE-TEX jacket, Softshell trousers, GORE-TEX trousers, warm hat, sun hat, one thin & one warm pair of gloves and gaiters.
Crampon compatible mountaineering boots, 12 point crampons, mountaineering harness, mountaineering helmet, classic ice axe, 4 screw-gate karabiners, belay device (Reverso or similar), dynamic lanyard, prussik sling, ice screw, head lamp with fresh batteries, and approximately 30l rucksack. Bring your own equipment (quickdraws, slings, friends, stoppers, etc) so that you can practice with what you normally use.
Solar protection (sunglasses, high protection sunscreen, lip protection), passport as you may go to Italy, enough food and water (at least 2 litres) for a full day in mountains.