Summer Mountaineering 5 Day Introductory Course

Learn to climb like a true Alpinist in Chamonix, the capital of mountaineering

If you have always dreamed of climbing mountains and you don't know where to start, this course is specially designed for you. Our Alpine climbing course is challenging and our professionnal UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guides are there to teach you all the techniques you will need to tackle different types of mountain terrain. By the end of the week you will be familiar with how to safely travel through glaciers, rocky ridges, rock faces and steep snow slopes.

The course is ideal for beginners but if you already have some experience then that's great, you will build on what you already know and develop your existing skills. Our guides will adjust the pace and level of the course to suit the participants. This course is a genuine mixture of learning new skills and enjoying great alpine climbs in Chamonix, the capital of Alpinism.

This is a hands on week and you’ll be learning as you go; topics covered will include but are not limited to:

basic rock climbing skills lead climbing multi-pitch climbing setting up anchors abseiling traditional gear placement rope management safe glacier travel use of ice axe and crampons

You will also learn about route planning, using maps and compasses, analyzing weather forecasts to plan trips, planning and carrying out overnight trips, and more. For the last two days of the course you will be joined by a second guide, this will enable you to climb some more demanding routes.