Realise your goals with one-to-one tuition by a private UIAGM mountain guide in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, the mecca of rock climbing.

PERSONAL TUITION
One-to-one coaching focussing on your personal goals, for any level from beginner to expert
Flexible Options
From one day to as long as you like, a personalised programme tailored to suit you
The best mountain guides
Fully qualified UIAGM mountain guides with a wealth of experience and a passion for climbing

PRIVATE ROCK CLIMBING

Discover the best climbing routes on the legendary Chamonix granite and hone your skills in the shadow of Mont Blanc

From 425.00€

From 425.00€

The minimum daily summer rate for a CHAMEX mountain guide. Please note that the daily rate increases according to the length, difficulty and exposure of the itinerary. Please contact us for pricing of particular climbs or summits.

   

All levels tech level

 

Available May - Nov

 

All levels of fitness

 

Guiding ratio 1:2 maximum

Chamonix is world-famous for its vast and varied range of predominantly granite rock climbing routes, making it an unparalleled training ground for every level of climber.

Climbing with a private guide offers the benefit of personal tuition and fast progression; the programme will be planned specifically for you, so that you can focus on your objectives and achieve your goals - whatever they may be. If you are training for a particular expedition or challenge then we can devise an itinerary that will give you the best possible preparation for success.

The Chamonix valley offers easily accessible routes in beautiful places, perfect for beginners looking to make their first moves on short and relatively simple routes. We'll take you from learning your first knot to belaying your partner on a multi-pitch route, ready to embrace all the adventures that rock climbing promises!

Experienced but intermediate climbers can sink their teeth into more challenging routes as they increase in confidence and push their skills to the next level. Chamonix classics such as Nabot Leon on Aiguille de Blaitière, Voie Rébuffat on the Eperon des Cosmiques, and the wonderful variety of the famous Envers des Aiguilles will take your breath away as you pause at the top to take in the incredible views and appreciate what you have just climbed.

Expert climbers will have the time of their lives tackling more committed technical routes such as Le Marchand de Sable or all 8 pitches of La Contamine in the company of our guides; excellent and passionate climbers who are dedicated to helping you push your limits and realise your potential.

From pure dihedrals to splitter cracks and smooth slabs, there is so much to experience while climbing the perfect red granite of the Mont Blanc Massif.

Our fully qualified and highly experienced mountain guides are all UIAGM qualified and hand-picked by us for their excellent climbing skills, enthusiasm for teaching, and thorough knowledge of the valley. Come and climb with us!

Learning Outcomes

Tailored to your level but could include:

  • Rope work
  • Safety
  • Climbing on top rope
  • Leading a climb
  • Belaying your partner
  • Progressing from single to multi-pitch routes
  • Route planning
  • Route finding skills on terrain with no in-place protection
  • Crack climbing techniques
  • Building belays and protection placing
  • Advanced climbing techniques

Level Requirements

This is suitable for everyone as the level will be adapted to suit you. The only pre-requisites are that you are reasonably fit and have a good head for heights (although we have helped many people overcome their fear, if this is something that you want to face!).

Equipment

Clothing

Warm hat

Warm hat

Sun hat

Sun hat

Climbing shoes

Climbing shoes

Climbing pants

Climbing pants

Belay Jacket - warm puffer jacket that fits over your layers

Belay Jacket - warm puffer jacket that fits over your layers

Approach shoes

Approach shoes

Causal shirt or t-shirt

Causal shirt or t-shirt

Mountaineering boots

Mountaineering boots

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Light puffer jacket

Light puffer jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Thin gloves

Thin gloves

Gaiters

Gaiters

Long sleeve shirt

Long sleeve shirt

Technical gear

Harness

Harness

Belay device

Belay device

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

25-30 litres rucksack

25-30 litres rucksack

Climbing chalk

Climbing chalk

Chalk bag

Chalk bag

Lanyard

Lanyard

60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik

60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik

3 x Screwgate carabiner

3 x Screwgate carabiner

Other essentials

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Included or not

Included

Guiding & Tuition

1 day with a UIAGM mountain guide  (½ half day classroom session and ½ day mountain session).

Group Equipment

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

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.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Not Included

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.

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.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Insurance

Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering 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.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.