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Private Mountain Guide - Summer

Explore Chamonix with a private mountain guide

The Alps, specifically Chamonix, is basically a massive mountaineering playground with a huge range of adventurous and challenging itineraries to choose from - Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses, Grand Capucin...

Treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime with one of our UIAGM Mountain Guides. We can either propose a choice of individual climbs for all levels of ability and exerience, or we can put together a tailor made programme of bespoke training days building up to a big climb. Whatever your mountaineering goals are, we will help you to achieve them.

Our climbing guides will introduce you to some of the most beautiful multi-pitch routes in the Mont-Blanc region, both in Chamonix and further afield in neighbouring resorts. With so many incredible peaks on our doorstep, the possibilities are limitless.

For the ultimate alpine experience, you can challenge yourself on big high mountain terrain and summit the highest peaks in the Alps - Mont Blanc, Eiger, Matterhorn and Gran Paradiso are all within range and you'll find Chamonix to be the perfect training ground for high altitude mountaineering. CHAMEX mountain guides are all very strong climbers with a wealth of experience to share with you, not only will you benefit from their expertise but you'll also be in the safest hands possible.

We treat all of our clients as individuals and all of our trips are completely customised to suit you, allowing for whether you are an excellent mountain climber or a keen beginner. You'll be dealing directly with us from the very first point of contact and we work hard to ensure that your needs are met, at every step of the way.

There are many advantages of private guiding; your programme will be totally flexible, your guide will be 100% focussed on your goals, you will progress at exactly your own pace. Contact us now to start planning your personal alpine adventure.

Description

In order to plan your trip we need to know a little bit about you - what your goals are, what you want to see and do, what previous experience you do or don't have... don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can make some suggestions and start planning your personal programme based on the information that you give us. 

CHAMEX has organised trips for clients with a wide range of requirements: preparation climbing courses for 8000m peaks in Himalayas, major alpine routes with bivouacs, luxury week-long treks with 5* accommodation or single day family outings on our mighty glaciers. There is nothing that we can't organise, no matter how big or small!

Price

375€

Price per group of 1-6 people; daily summer rate for a CHAMEX mountain guide

Course Dates

Any date on demand

Included

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide - a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

Not Included

Accommodation

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

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take our Search and Rescue mountain insurance - we can organise this for you 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.

Arrival in Chamonix

Your mountain guide will meet you either in our Chamonix office or at your accommodation on the evening before your trip. You will discuss the programme, the latest weather forecast and any equipment requirements. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions in order to prepare for your trip.

During your trip with us

Your mountain guide will pick you up each morning and take you to wherever your day's activities will be. You will then be dropped off home again afterwards. We will take care of all arrangements and advise on the best places to spend each day.

Any time

You can contact our Chamonix based office any time if you need anything or if you just wish to stop by for a coffee!

Clothing

Mountaineering boots

Mountaineering boots

Warm hat

Warm hat

Thermal underwear

Thermal underwear

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Light puffer jacket

Light puffer jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Warm gloves

Warm gloves

Thin gloves

Thin gloves

Gaiters

Gaiters

Sun hat

Sun hat

Hiking boots

Hiking boots

Climbing shoes

Climbing shoes

Hiking trousers

Hiking trousers

Climbing pants

Climbing pants

Technical gear

Ice Axe

Ice Axe

Harness

Harness

Telescopic poles

Telescopic poles

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

Crampons

Crampons

20-30 litres rucksack

20-30 litres rucksack

Extras

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Sleeping bag liner

Sleeping bag liner

Washbag and toiletries

Washbag and toiletries

Frendo Spur, Aiguille du Midi North Face

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A great mixed climbing line going directly up from Le Plan to the top of Aguille du Midi via the north face.

The Frendo Spur is over 1000m of mixed ice and rock climbing; it is one of the most iconic climbing routes in Chamonix that can be achieved in a day.

You ascend easily on mixed terrain going up towards the right of the Aiguille du Midi, then towards the left along a steep ledge to the foot of a quite visible steep pitch, ideal for locating the start of the route.

You then approach a vertical chimney crack system, which continues for approximately 100m (UK-3a /US-5.3) to reach the ridge. Via a series of ledges and broken slabs, without moving too far from the ridge, you will reach a broad horizontal party ledge on a rocky shoulder, under a steep bastion.

Keeping to the left side of the spur the route ascends up a crack (UK-4a /US-5.5, piton, steep) on splendid rock, continuing up 2 pitches by a series of cracks, foliated rocks and slabs (very varied, UK-4a /US-5.5) to reach the base of the characteristic snow ridge.

A small snow slope towards the left takes you to the ridge that you follow up until the last rocky bastion. Very narrow, but not very steep at the start, it widens and steepens gradually until you achieve the summit.

The Frendo Spur is a long day climb that requires an early start to complete in time to catch the last cable car back down to Chamonix. It is a spectacular route that you will feel very proud of yourself for completing!

Dent du Géant, SW Face

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The magnificent steep peak of the Dent du Geant (giant's tooth) is well visible from everywhere in the Mont Blanc region, it is one of the peaks over 4000m in the Mont Blanc Massif. With its summit at 4013m, it offers excellent high altitude granite climbing and great views.

The most accessible and most climbed route is the SW face also known as the Burgener slabs (160m, D- or 4c). This itinerary has been equipped with fixed ropes for those who would struggle over the crux parts.

This climb can be done in one day, taking the first lift to the Punta Helbronner, or as part of multi-day programme with a night at the Torino hut.