Alpine Mountaineering in the Swiss Valais Alps

Alpine Mountaineering

Our alpine courses are based around some of the great peaks of the High Alps....The Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Weissmies, Matterhorn, Eiger or, for an even longer & tougher challenge you could try & climb the 3 highest peaks in the Alps ('The Mission') or the 3 most iconic alpine peaks, Mt Blanc, The Matterhorn & The Eiger ('Mission Impossible'). Read on, and prepare to be inspired....

We specialise in French, Swiss & Italian alpine mountain courses and provide high quality guiding & training for our series of ascents as per the list below, ascending in order of difficulty. These programmes start at introductory level and form an inspiring progression in which to explore these great peaks of the Alps, and develop your mountaineering skills along the way. This progression can also be combined with our Chamonix based mountaineering courses or private guiding to develop an ideal programme for your next alpine trip.

Climb The Gran Paradiso

The Gran Paradiso (4061m) is the highest mountain entirely within Italy and a constant snowy companion on the southern skyline from the Mont Blanc Massif. Lying in the beautiful Paradiso National Park this is a delightful high mountain area, set above the Italian Val d'Aosta and... more>

Monte Rosa Mountaineer

The Monte Rosa chain forms a magnificent high alpine & glacial massif straddling the Italian & Swiss borders and presents the mountaineer with a superb series of snowy peaks to climb. Whilst the Dufourspitze (4634m) is the highest point of the range, our route approaches... more>

Climb The Weissmies

Whilst, at 4017m the Weissmies only just makes it into the exclusive club of Alpine 4000m peaks, it has many more attributes to recommend an ascent than just its altitude...

The traverse of the Weissmies is a classic high alpine journey, among some of the Giants of the Swi... more>

Climb The Matterhorn

A long, tough and brilliant day's alpine mountaineering on the world's most iconic mountain, The Matterhorn. There can be few alpine climbers (or even armchair climbers!) who have not dreamed of scaling this strikingly beautiful peak. The classic route starts from the pic... more>

Climb The Eiger

The colourful history of the Eiger brings this mountain, like few others, in to the popular domain and means it is both famous and notorious not just with mountaineers but with the public at large. A lot of the Eiger's fame comes from its enormous, steep and imposing north face,... more>

The Mission

Climbing the three highest peaks in the Alps in one go is a superb mountain challenge. It is also a very tough and highly physical expedition. You will need high levels of fitness, determination, mental and physical endurance as well as good weather, conditions and a bit of luck... more>

Mission Impossible

'The Mission' tackles the 3 highest mountains in the Alps but 'Mission Impossible' challenges you to attempt the Alps 3 most renowned peaks and 3 of the worlds great iconic mountains...The Eiger, The Matterhorn & Mont Blanc. <... more>

Alpine 4000m Peaks

The Alpine 4000m peaks represent a superb variety of challenges to the mountaineer. From the short, simple snow plod up the Breithorn to a long and sustained day traversing the mighty Weisshorn. Long and physical snow ascents like the Strahlhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc. Techn... more>

Technical Alpine Peaks

Many of the classic alpine peaks have 'normal' routes that are actually challenging and exciting mountaineering outings. We aim to seek these out in 6 days of technical rock, ice and mixed alpine action. With a base in Chamonix we can operate throughout the Western Alps, climbin... more>


Fantastic 2 day adventure with Rob on Gran Paradiso preceded by some high mountain training. This was Holly Pearson's (aged 17) first experience of the high alpine - had never worn crampons or held an ice axe. Have climbed with many guides. What distinguishes Rob is the right balance of technical knowledge and love of the mountains. Inspires confidence, is a great teacher, knows his mountain craft as you'd expect - but he brings the mountains to life. We spent loads of times talking about the climb but more about the huge range of other possibilities.. We will be back. I highly recommend this trip and HMG.

James Pearson, Gran Paradiso, July 2015


I must say it was a trip well worth waiting for. I really enjoyed the mountain journey and plan to come back as soon as I can.
Urban is an excellent guide and I dont think I slowed him down too much :) The Matterhorn & Mt Blanc and definitely on my list for the next adventure...Thanks again for an excellent trip.

Mark Ward, Climb Weissmeis, Aug 2015


Just a quick email to say thanks very much for guiding myself and Tom to the summit of Monte Rosa just over a week ago! The whole trip was fabulous and you and the other guides helped to make it a success

Richard, Gloucester, Monte Rosa 2009


THANK YOU! The route was in excellent condition. I am very grateful we made such a speedy ascent. Dylan did a very good job with preparing me for the climb beforehand and I am very grateful that he took safety so seriously both on the mountain and on the training routes. I'll be back!

Sture Ingdal, Matterhorn, July 2015


Thank you Rob and team for an unforgettable week. Everything was superbly organised and our guide Ben was outstanding - my climbing buddy Sarah and I had absolute trust in him. All the guides were great company. I will definitely be back for more adventures.

Rob Hutchins, Gran Paradiso & Mt Blanc, June 2015


Thank you for a fantastic 10 days back in August. Your support and flexibility meant that, no matter what the weather, great climbs were always just the next “5am start away”. Matt and I will be back next year for more. Huge thanks to Mark for his support throughout, a sub 6 hour traverse of the Eiger made it for me; the true definition of “hoovering” up the ground. Thanks again to a very professional team that I would not hesitate to recommend.

Martin Wells, Eiger, August, 2012


Thanks for an excellent adventure, really enjoyed it. The week got better and better and I think the Monte Rosa option was probably better than Mont Blanc regardless of the weather. A great hut and endless options for routes on the Saturday. Good advice & help and made a physically demanding trip an absolute blast. I would heartily recommend this trip as a stepping stone towards tougher trips or as a fabulous goal in it's own right!

Donald Chambers, Gran Paradiso & Monte Rosa, May 2014