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First steps to mountaineering

Learn the very basic skills of mountaineering: climbing on rock, snow and ice and related safety skills.

PERFECT BEGINNERS COURSE

INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE

ALPINISM IN CHAMONIX

BASICS OF MOUNTAINEERING 3 DAY COURSE

If you wish to discover the thrilling world of mountaineering, this course is for you.

Mountaineering involves climbing on rock, snow and ice. Each type of terrain has its own set of technical complexities and we will teach you how to deal with these.

You will also learn the rope work has safety skills related to each climbing environment.

These courses are run at groups of 6 participants per guide on first 2 days and then 4 participants per guide on last day.

From: 670 €

Beginner

  • 3 day course

Dates

First steps to mountaineering
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Friday 31 May 2024
Sunday 2 June 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 7 June 2024
Sunday 9 June 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 14 June 2024
Sunday 16 June 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 21 June 2024
Sunday 23 June 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 28 June 2024
Sunday 30 June 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 12 July 2024
Sunday 14 July 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 19 July 2024
Sunday 21 July 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 26 July 2024
Sunday 28 July 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 2 August 2024
Sunday 4 August 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 9 August 2024
Sunday 11 August 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 16 August 2024
Sunday 18 August 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 23 August 2024
Sunday 25 August 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 30 August 2024
Sunday 1 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 6 September 2024
Sunday 8 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 13 September 2024
Sunday 15 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 20 September 2024
Sunday 22 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 27 September 2024
Sunday 29 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 4 October 2024
Sunday 6 October 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 11 October 2024
Sunday 13 October 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 18 October 2024
Sunday 20 October 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 25 October 2024
Sunday 27 October 2024
Available
670 €

Dates

First steps to mountaineering
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Friday 31 May 2024
Sunday 2 June 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 7 June 2024
Sunday 9 June 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 14 June 2024
Sunday 16 June 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 21 June 2024
Sunday 23 June 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 28 June 2024
Sunday 30 June 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 12 July 2024
Sunday 14 July 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 19 July 2024
Sunday 21 July 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 26 July 2024
Sunday 28 July 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 2 August 2024
Sunday 4 August 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 9 August 2024
Sunday 11 August 2024
Guaranteed
670 €
Friday 16 August 2024
Sunday 18 August 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 23 August 2024
Sunday 25 August 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 30 August 2024
Sunday 1 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 6 September 2024
Sunday 8 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 13 September 2024
Sunday 15 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 20 September 2024
Sunday 22 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 27 September 2024
Sunday 29 September 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 4 October 2024
Sunday 6 October 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 11 October 2024
Sunday 13 October 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 18 October 2024
Sunday 20 October 2024
Available
670 €
Friday 25 October 2024
Sunday 27 October 2024
Available
670 €
Clothing
Mountaineering boots
Clothing
Warm hat
Clothing
Thermal underwear
Clothing
Fleece or woollen layers
Clothing
Light puffer jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Clothing
Warm gloves
Clothing
Thin gloves
Clothing
Gaiters
Clothing
Sun hat
Clothing
Climbing shoes
Clothing
Climbing pants
Technical gear
Ice axe
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
35 – 45 litres rucksack
Technical gear
Crampons
Other essentials
Sunglasses
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

Guiding & Tuition

3 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM gualified mountain guide

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Lift passes

The cost of any lift access that is required during the course for the itinerary described above.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Insurance

Search and rescue insurance is obligatory on these trips. We also highly recommend to have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.Please check that your insurance will cover your chosen activity.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.

Additional Transport

Transport out of the Chamonix valley, for example into Italy or Switzerland, is not included. If conditions are better elsewhere your guide will discuss the options and any extra travel costs with you.