Climbing In The Aravis

Prices and Ratios

Prices quoted in bold are the total price per day in GBP (£) for Chamonix based guiding. Individual prices can be deducted by dividing the total amount by the number of guests.

These prices are not fixed and will increase for long or difficult itineraries and Mont Blanc, Matterhorn & Eiger courses.

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These prices are private guiding fees only. They include guiding / training services and the use of ropes and climbing protection hardware such as ice screws, wires, slings, karabiners etc. It is your responsibility to provide adequate personal mountaineering equipment although this may be hired. This guiding fee also includes car travel from a base in Chamonix to the climb / ski venue for each day.

Prices Do IncludePrices do NOT Include
  • Guiding Fees
  • Guides valley accommodation if in UK or Chamonix
  • Car travel from base in Chamonix during the course
  • Accommodation
  • Mountain Lifts / Telepheriques
  • Travel to reach the course location
  • Insurance
  • Any food or drink
  • Any personal mountaineering equipment including boots, harness, helemt, ice-axe, crampons or outdoor clothing
  • Guides expenses (Alps) including uplift, hut fees, bottled water in huts, valley accommodation outside Chamonix and any necessary public transport involved in the course
  • The cost of any additional activities e.g. if a climbing wall is visited


The Guiding fee is split between the number of clients which will vary according to the activity ratio:

The ratio for Matterhorn, Eiger ascents and other advanced or technical alpine itineraries is 1:1.

Maximum course ratios are generally 1:2 for climbing, advanced mountaineering and Mont Blanc Courses.

Ratios of up to 1:6 are possible for ski touring, Vallée Blanche descents and introductory winter mountaineering courses.

Please contact us to discuss your group size and suitability for your chosen activity