Our Mountain Advanced Course - Level 3 is the door to the biggest, most demanding routes. The curriculum is focused on pushing your limits to achieve more exclusive summits by honing your abilities. Specific, personal coaching on your technical climbing ability and your aptitude with climbing equipment allow you to gain a good level of autonomy on more committing climbs. It is the logical follow up to the Level 1 and 2 courses; the gradual progression toward becoming a mountaineer.
The objective of the Level 3 is to improve and perfect a solid basic alpine skill set. The Alps are full of great routes for climbers of all abilities- the world’s best alpinist frequent the Chamonix valley for quick access to cutting edge terrain. This allows your UIAGM guide to find the perfect route for you- stretching your capacities and providing a rich learning ground. You’ll participate in the planning, function, and safety measures necessary to climb big, high altitude itineraries.
To accomplish this the guide to client ratio is always 1:2, or 1:1 depending on the routes chosen. The result is an efficient and performance oriented alpine team. The week’s program targets big, remote routes, 4000m summits, and big alpine granite rock climbs. Big routes, big mountains, big fun!
The level 3 course aims to improve and perfect personal skills in the high mountains, climbing some of the bigger routes around the Alps. The goal is to transform from an advanced second on the rope to a safe, secure, and confident lead climber. A good alpinist progresses by making decisions with accurate terrain, weather, and group evaluation, while using efficient and appropriate techniques on rock, ice, and mixed ground of all difficulties.