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Chamonix, France

Chamonix is often referred to as the ‘Capital Of World Mountaineering’, and rightly so! It is a remarkable base camp for mountain activities whether you are alpine mountaineering in summer, off piste skiing in winter, mountain walking or simply enjoying the superb high mountain scenery.

Chamonix is located in the Haute Savoie department of South East France, near both the Italian and Swiss alpine borders. The Chamonix Valley is a spectacular divide between the high altitude glaciers and summits of the Mont Blanc Massif to the South and the Aiguilles Rouges mountain range to the north.

Getting To Chamonix

Chamonix Accommodation

Chamonix Mountain Information

Chamonix Weather & Avalanche Forecasts

Chamonix Restaurants & Cafés

Chamonix Valley – Other Activities

Chamonix Mountain Walking – Training & Acclimatisation

Chamonix Ski Touring & Off-Piste Warm-Up & Course Preparation 

Evening Alpenglow On The North Face Of Les Drus Towering Above The Chamonix Valley

Getting To Chamonix

Geneva Airport

Chamonix is about 100kms and a 1.5hr drive from Geneva Airport – less if there isn’t much traffic! There are many car hire options. Make sure your hire car has winter tyres if you are coming in winter!

Chamonix is very well served with regular transfer buses from a wide variety of companies offering both group and private taxis. Here are a recommended selection that we have found to be reliable and all offer slightly different formats and prices.

Guests who have booked any course or guiding with us can receive a special discount for a door to door transfer from Geneva airport to Chamonix accommodation with Mountain Drop Offs for just €30 during core hours of the high season.

Milano Airport

Milan Malpensa airport is nearly 300kms from Chamonix and around 4 hours drive. More if there is a lot of traffic waiting to use the Mont Blanc Tunnel. Thus Geneva airport is much closer, easier and cheaper but the access from Milan is via the beautiful Italian alpine Val d’Aosta, so this is a good route if you want to spend some time in the Italian Alps.

Rail

Chamonix is on the main train line between Le Fayet and Martigny across the Swiss border. Rail travel from Geneva airport is possible but slower and more expensive than using a private transfer company, see above, so these are much more popular.

Paris – Chamonix takes around 6-9 hours and it is possible to take an overnight sleeper train to Le Fayet / St. Gervais which then just provides a final short hop to Chamonix. Check with the French rail company SNCF.

Road

Road Access to Chamonix from France and the North is via the ‘Autoroute Blanche’ E25-A40 which links to the main European motorway network. Access from Switzerland is via Martigny, Col de la Forclaz and Col des Montets (occasionally closed in winter). Rapid access from Italy is via the Mont Blanc Tunnel at the head of the Valle d’Aosta (allow c.€55 for a return journey).

Welcome To Chamonix – Capital Of World Mountaineering!

Chamonix Accommodation

Please note that our courses usually meet in Chamonix town centre, often at a Hotel / bar / café near the train station. Thus easily accessed on foot from any of the town centre hotels but also with nearby parking for those arriving by car. Flexibility to arrange your own accommodation during your stay in Chamonix is a feature of our group courses. We prefer to let you choose your own budget & style of hotel, bunkhouse, self catering accommodation or camping. All of these are widely available in Chamonix.

For private guiding courses we offer door to door collection / drop off from anywhere in Chamonix and for group courses there is usually a pre-determined morning meeting point on the outskirts of the centre of town, eg near the train station or main market place.

Weather and conditions sometimes mean that a flexible approach is required regarding which nights are spent in mountain huts, and thus what nights are spent in the valley.  Some guests have found this flexibility is more easily managed when dealing direct with the Hotel / accommodation rather than having booked through booking.com for example.

Chamonix Hotels – In the Town

Refuge Des Aiglons – Smart & modern 4* Hotel with large reception & bar / restaurant / breakfast area, spa and outdoor swimming pool with Mont Blanc views.

Hotel Morgane – Another smart 4* Hotel with a town location near the Aiguille du Midi and some private parking and good restaurant.

Pointe Isabelle Hotel – Lively location in the heart of the bustling Chamonix apres-ski scene and close to the train station, mountain shops as well as the café-bakery, where many of our courses start.

Hotel La Folie Douce – For those that like to party!  A big lively new hotel right on the edge of the centre ville with a range of accommodation options, very lively bar and restaurants as well as a night club scene and lovely big gardens outside.

Hotel Oustalet – Good location between the Aiguille du Midi and the train station and near mountain shops as well as the café-bakeries, where many of our courses start. Swimming pool, outdoor green space, nice breakfast, great gouter!

Hotel Albert Premier – A well know institution in Chamonix! A 5* Hotel with 2*Michelin Restaurante…and with a price tag to match!

The beautiful views of the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc from the Col de Balme en route to the Albert Premier Hut

Chamonix Hotels – Walk / Bus Or Train Ride From Town

Hotel Verte – Good location near the Les Gaillands lake and climbing cliff with lots of space and some parking. Informal atmosphere & good food. C. 15 min walk to town centre.

La Chaumiere Mountain Lodge – Mountain orientated & relaxed hotel between Chamonix and the Les Gailands lake & cliff. Spacious rooms with up to 4 beds as well as a bar, restaurant, garden, storage & drying room and plenty of parking make this a good Chamonix base camp. About 10 mins walk from central Chamonix & very handy for the local train & bus stop.

Ice & Orange– Chalet Tissiers ~ Catered chalet in the pleasant village of Les Bossons with large garden and great views of the mountains, a short bus / train ride from Chamonix. Flexible approach to nights away in huts etc.

Hotel Les Lanchers – Situated near the Flegere ski lift in the pretty village of Les Praz, this 3 star hotel offers single, twin/double & even quadruple rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.  A decent walk in to Chamonix or bus / train ride.  Very handy for skiing at Flegere, climbing in the Aiguilles Rouges or accessing the many Chamonix walking paths.  Has it’s own cosy bistrot and bar, Le Refuge.

Chamonix Chalets

Ski Breezy Chalet – Breezy & Al are great hosts in this lovely chalet. We highly recommend Chalet D’Ile is a beautiful 10 bedded Chamonix chalet situated in a quiet residential area. It is within easy walking distance of Chamonix town centre and the Chamski bus stop & caters for small groups, couples & individuals.

Cru Chalets Chamonix – Cru Chalets provide 2 luxury catered and self-catered accommodation in Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Chalet Marithé, which sleeps 12 in 6 en-suite bedrooms, is an exceptional property close to the centre of Chamonix providing a wealth of space and luxury. Chalet Grand Cru, which sleeps 10, enjoys a unique central location and is perfect for family’s or groups alike.

Chalet Les Pelerins – A variety of accomodation options including B & B, self catering and a fully catered Chalet option. Smart chalet with great views 10 mins walk from the centre of Chamonix.

The fine exposed snow ridge on the return to the Aiguille du Midi. Chamonix nearly 3000m below!

Chamonix Gites – Bunkhouses – B & B – Self Catering

Chamonix Mountain Lodge – Chamonix Mountain Highs Chalets, offering a good value alpine Chalet experience for up to 20 people, 9 bedrooms, 5 of which are ensuite. The Chalet also has a large communal living room with wood burning stove, separate TV room, garden, sun deck, 8 person hot tub and large sauna.

Gite Chamoniard Volant – Large communal gite 10-15 mins walk to the east of the town en route towards Les Praz. Shared rooms of 4,6 or 8. Free parking, self catering kitchen.

Chamonix Alpenrose – Quirky but decent value Gite style accommodation. A 15 minute walk in to the centre of town.

Studio in Les Houches. Pleasant self catering studio, with parking, in a quiet part of Les Houches. Available for weekly or daily let.

Airbnb Chamonix. Many of our guests are increasingly using this online service to source good value self catering accommodation options. It seems to work well!

Chamois Blanc & Adventure Base – Good value self catering accomodation in Cham Sud & through out the Chamonix Valley summer & winter.

Collineige Chalets – Wide variety of both self catering and catered chalets sleeping from 2-12 all with great Savoyarde charm & atmosphere and Chamonix location. Summer and winter.

Chamonix Camping

Camping île des Barrats – Good three star campsite situated in ‘greenery’ but close to Chamonix town centre and the Aiguille du Midi.

Ski Touring In The Vallee Blanche, Accessed From either the Aiguille du Miid above Chamonix or the Skyway Monte Bianco above Courmayeur

Chamonix Weather & Avalanche Forecasts

Chamonix Weather Forecast

Meteoblue – Chamonix

Meteo France – Chamonix

Pistehors Haute Savoie Avalanche Bulletin

Chamonix Snow Report

Chamonix 6 Day Snow Forecast

Avalanche Forecast For Surrounding Areas (Swiss Valais and Italian Valle d’Aosta)

Swiss National Avalanche Bulletin

Valle d’Aosta Snow and Avalanche Bulletin

Chamonix Mountain Information

High Mountain Guides Mountain News

Chamonix Office de Haute Montagne – With list of routes recently completed

Alpine Exposures – Jon Griffith’s Chamonix based blog

Rock climbing in the Aiguilles Rouges, high above the Chamonix Valley, with Mont Blanc beyond. Photo Gav Pike

Chamonix Mountain Guides

High Mountain Guides

Chamonix Compagnie des Guides

Chamonix Ski Instructors

Offpiste Performance Chamonix

BASS Chamonix

Chamonix Ski Hire

Sanglards in Chamonix, Argentiere or Vallorcine

Chamonix Restaurants & Cafés

L’Impossible – Chamonix Italian Vegetarian Restaurant

Le Monchu – Savoyard Restaurant

Casa Valerio Chamonix – Italian Restaurant

Chamonix Annapurna – Indian Restaurant

Green Soft Bar – Italian Café

Chamonix Valley – Other Activities!

Chamonix Tourist Office

Chamonix Bike Hire

Chamonix Parapenting

Chamonix Canyoning & Rafting

Chamonix With Kids

Les Paradis des Praz

Chamonix luge d’été & amusement park

Chamonix Mountain Walking, Acclimatisation & Training

Our article on mountain walking, acclimatisation & training below offers some excellent tips and ideas for walks and training prior to any summer alpine course.  Arriving a few days early is always a good plan to give you some time to acclimatise and enjoy the mountains.

Chamonix Mountain Walking, Acclimatisation & Training

Chamonix Ski Touring & Off Piste Warm-Up & Course Preparation

Take a read of our article about ski touring and off-piste warm-up skiing and course preparation from the link below.  If you plan to come out a few days early or even stay for some skiing after the course has finished you can use this article to help you plan some warm-up and additional skiing around the Mont Blanc region.

Chamonix Ski Touring & Off Piste Warm Up & Course Preparation

April 2018

Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills – Progression Course

April 9, 2018 - April 12, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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May 2018

Spring Ski Summits

May 17, 2018 - May 21, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1425.00

This is a 5 day guided ski mountaineering programme with a small team offering the chance to do some demanding physical and technical high altitude ski peaks.  In 2018 this…

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June 2018

Chamonix Alpine Intro – 3 Day

June 9, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£595.00

This 3 day alpine intro mountaineering course combines a 2 day overnight hut expedition on the Itlaian side of Mont Blanc with a classic Mountaineering day trip on the Mer…

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Climb Mont Blanc

June 17, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1495.00 Sold out

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition. Our six day course allows time for training and acclimatisation which means you are able…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro – 5 Day

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be a great climber to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Becoming An Alpinist

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1095.00 3 places left

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic moderate alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the…

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July 2018

Becoming An Alpinist

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1045

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic moderate alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the…

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August 2018

Chamonix Mountaineer

August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1045.00
Alpine PD Mountaineering Training

Our classic 5 day Chamonix Mountaineer programme gives you the opportunity to develop technical mountaineering skills whilst climbing some brilliant Chamonix alpine routes along the way. The aim is to…

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September 2018

Chamonix Alpine Intro – 5 Day

September 3, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be a great climber to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb Mont Blanc

September 9, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1495.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition. Our six day course allows time for training and acclimatisation which means you are able…

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January 2019

Chamonix Intermediate Ski Touring Day

January 9, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£175.00

This guided ski touring team day picks up from our intro days and offers an enjoyable progression on to slightly longer tours with more ascent / descent and skiing.  The…

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Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend – January 2019

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£295.00

This is a dynamic weekend designed to give you a fun and informative insight into the magical world of ski touring. It packs the essential elements of our 5 day…

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Chamonix Off Piste Guided Day – Jan 2019

January 17, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£145.00

If you have already experienced some off piste skiing and got a taste for more then this is a great opportunity to go further into the backcountry under the guidance…

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Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills

January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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February 2019

Chamonix Intermediate Ski Touring Day – Feb 2019

February 2, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£175.00

This guided ski touring team day picks up from our intro days and offers a technical and physical progression from the intro courses. With an early start in Chamonix and…

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Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Week – Feb 2019

February 4, 2019 - February 8, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£745.00

Ski touring provides a fantastic way of exploring the backcountry and enjoying some creative ski journeys and adventures away from the resorts. For those with some off piste ski experience…

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Off Piste Performance Intro Ski Touring Weekend

February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£200.00

This course is run by our friends at Off Piste Performance and will be run by IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rob Jarvis allowing a flexible programme for the 2 days. Our Introduction to…

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Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Day – Feb 2019

February 14, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£135.00

This is a Chamonix based introduction to ski touring day, designed to give you a fun and informative insight into the magical world of travelling on skis away from the…

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Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend – Feb 2019

February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£295.00

This is a dynamic weekend, featuring 2 day tours from a base in Chamonix, designed to give you a fun and informative insight into the magical world of ski touring.…

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Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Day – Feb 2019

February 16, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£135.00

This is a Chamonix based introduction to ski touring day, designed to give you a fun and informative insight into the magical world of travelling on skis away from the…

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Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills

February 25, 2019 - March 1, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£115.00
Ski Touring On The Col Tour Noire

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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March 2019

Grand St Bernard Ski Touring Weekend – March 2019

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£295.00

These are dynamic weekends designed to give you an action packed, fun and informative insight into the magical world of ski touring.  We run 4 separate weekends in January, February,…

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Gemmi Pass Ski Touring Weekend – March 2019

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£395.00
Swiss Alps Ski Touring

This is a dynamic & action packed weekend designed to give you a great progression in the magical world of ski touring and an opportunity to explore the superb ski…

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Chamonix Guided Ski Touring Day – March 2019

March 20, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£175.00
Chamonix Ski Guiding

This guided ski touring day picks up from our intro ski touring courses and offers a technical and physical progression to enjoy a classic days ski touring from a Base Camp in…

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Ski Haute Route Training Day – March 2019

March 24, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£145.00

Our Ski Haute Route training days are an excellent opportunity to brush up on the more technical elements of ski touring and ski mountaineering.   As part of an enjoyable…

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Ski Vallee Blanche – March 2019

March 30, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£145.00

As the most famous off-piste ski run in the world, the Vallee Blanche has a lot to live up to...Happily the 18km journey with 2800m of vertical descent through some…

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April 2019

Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend – April 2019

April 6, 2019 - April 8, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£545.00
Swiss Alps Ski Touring

This is a dynamic & action packed long weekend designed to give you a great progression in the magical world of ski touring and an opportunity to explore the superb…

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Chamonix Guided Ski Touring Day – April 2019

April 10, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£175.00

This guided ski touring day picks up from our intro ski touring courses and offers a technical and physical progression to enjoy a classic days ski touring from a Base Camp in…

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Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills

April 15, 2019 - April 19, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00
Chamonix ski touring guide

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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May 2019

Spring Ski Summits – May 2019

May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£995.00

Sold Out But Places Available for this course in 2020... This is a 5 day guided ski mountaineering team programme offering the chance to do multiple demanding physical and technical…

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Ski Mont Blanc – With Spring Ski Summits

May 6, 2019 - May 15, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1990.00

Mont Blanc. The highest mountain in Western Europe and a true challenge for the dedicated ski mountaineer. A magnificent objective...for those with the skills to do it. Late spring often…

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June 2019

Climb Mont Blanc – Early June 2019

June 1, 2019 - June 7, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro June 2019

June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00
Mer de Glace Mountaineering Training

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro+ June 2019

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1245.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Becoming An Alpinist

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1045.00

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic moderate alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the…

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Climb Mont Blanc – Late June 2019

June 23, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1595.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmies – June 2019

June 23, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Weissmies, 4017m, this provides a…

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July 2019

Chamonix Alpine Intro July 2019

July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb The Bishorn 4153m

July 14, 2019 - July 15, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£425.00

The Bishorn is a classic Swiss alpine 4000m peak and its ascent combines a long and beautiful hut walk, from Zinal, with a night in a superb Swiss mountain hut.  The…

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Becoming An Alpinist

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1045.00

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic moderate alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the…

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Matterhorn Training Weekend – Mont Blanc Massif – July 2019

July 29, 2019 - July 30, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£595.00

This alpine based Matterhorn training course follows on from our UK based Snowdonia & Scottish Highlands weekends.  The idea is to enjoy a couple of good alpine mountaineering routes /…

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September 2019

Chamonix Alpine Intro Sept 2019

September 1, 2019 - September 5, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmies – September 2019

September 1, 2019 - September 7, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with a late summer season climb of the Weissmies, 4017m, this provides a…

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Climb Mont Blanc – Early September 2019

September 5, 2019 - September 7, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition... This 3 day Mont Blanc summit period follows on from either our 3 day Climb The…

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Climb Mont Blanc – Late Sept – Early Oct 2019

September 29, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition... This 3 day Mont Blanc summit period follows on from our 3 day Climb The Gran…

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January 2020

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend – January 2020

January 11, 2020 - January 12, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£295.00

This is a dynamic weekend designed to give you a fun and informative insight into the magical world of ski touring. It packs the essential elements of our 5 day…

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Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills – Jan 2020

January 20, 2020 - January 24, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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February 2020

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Week – Feb 2020

February 10, 2020 - February 14, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Ski touring provides a fantastic way of exploring the backcountry and enjoying some creative ski journeys and adventures away from the resorts. For those with some off piste ski experience…

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Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend – Feb 2020

February 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£295.00

This is a dynamic weekend, featuring 2 day tours from a base in Chamonix, designed to give you a fun and informative insight into the magical world of ski touring.…

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Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills – Feb 2020

February 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00
Ski Touring Course Chamonix

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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Chamonix Off-Piste & Mountain Skills – Progression Course – Feb 2020

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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March 2020

Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills – March 2020

March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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Chamonix Off-Piste & Mountain Skills – Progression Course – March 2020

March 23, 2020 - March 26, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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April 2020

Chamonix Off-Piste & Mountain Skills – Progression Course – April 2020

April 13, 2020 - April 16, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00
Chamonix Ski Guiding

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills – April 2020

April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00
Chamonix ski touring guide

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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2020 Spring Ski Summits

April 27, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1395.00

This is a seriously inspiring and seriously physical 6 day guided ski mountaineering team programme offering the chance to do multiple demanding physical and moderately technical high altitude ski journeys…

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2020 Spring Ski Summits & Mont Blanc

April 27, 2020 - May 6, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£2245.00

This is a seriously inspiring and seriously physical 6 + 2 day guided ski mountaineering team programme offering the chance to do multiple demanding physical and moderately technical high altitude…

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June 2020

Chamonix Alpine Intro June 2020

June 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00
Mer de Glace Mountaineering Training

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Gran Paradiso – Early June 2020

June 7, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Becoming An Alpinist – June 2020

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1045.00
Climber

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic easy alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro+ June 2020

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1245.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmies – June 2020

June 21, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1695.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Weissmies, 4017m, this provides a…

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Climb Mont Blanc – June 2020

June 21, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Climb The Bishorn 4153m – June 2020

June 25, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£425.00

The Bishorn is a classic Swiss alpine 4000m peak and its ascent combines a long and beautiful hut walk, from Zinal, with a night in a superb Swiss mountain hut.  The…

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August 2020

Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering Day – August 2020

August 27, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£175.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Matterhorn Training Course – Mont Blanc Massif – Aug 2020

August 30, 2020 - September 1, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£975.00

This tough Chamonix based Matterhorn training course offers the opportunity to blend some high & middle mountain alpinism with high altitude granite rock climbing over an action packed & inspiring…

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Climb The Matterhorn – Sept 2020

August 30, 2020 - September 5, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£2795.00

A long, tough and brilliant summit day - alpine mountaineering on the world’s most iconic mountain. This is…The Matterhorn… There can be few alpine climbers (or even armchair climbers!) who…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro – Sept 2020

August 31, 2020 - September 4, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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September 2020

Climb The Bishorn 4153m – Sept 2020

September 6, 2020 - September 7, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£425.00

The Bishorn is a classic Swiss alpine 4000m peak and its ascent combines a long and beautiful hut walk, from Zinal, with a night in a superb Swiss mountain hut.  The…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmies – Sept 2020

September 9, 2020 - September 15, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1695.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Weissmies, 4017m, this provides a…

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Climb Mont Blanc – Sept 2020

September 9, 2020 - September 15, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1695.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with a late summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Climb Mont Blanc – Late Sept – Early Oct 2020

September 27, 2020 - October 3, 2020
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1695.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is always a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition...Climbing in early autumn adds another level of challenge in that the weather is cooler,…

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January 2021

Chamonix Off Piste Ski & Touring Skills – Jan 2021

January 11 - January 15
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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Chamonix Off-Piste & Touring Skills – Progression – Jan 2021

January 11 - January 14
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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February 2021

Val Feret & Rifugio Bonatti Ski Touring Weekend – Feb 2021

February 13 - February 14
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£295.00
Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend

This is a very popular weekend featuring an intro to ski touring in the wonderful Italian Val Feret with a base camp at the superb Rifugio Bonatti.   A ski…

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Chamonix Off Piste & Touring Skills – Feb 2021

February 22 - February 26
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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Chamonix Off-Piste & Touring Skills – Progression – Feb 2021

February 22 - February 25
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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March 2021

Chamonix Off Piste & Touring Skills – March 2021

March 22 - March 26
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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Chamonix Off-Piste & Touring Skills – Progression – March 2022

March 22 - March 25
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00
Val d'Aosta Ski Touring

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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April 2021

Chamonix Off Piste & Touring Skills – April 2021

April 12 - April 16
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£675.00

“A ski instruction course designed to improve your technical off-piste skiing, mountain safety awareness and skill, whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process”.
Course Aim
To develop competence and confidence skiing in variable off-piste terrain and to ensure it is something you look forward to rather than fear. To achieve this there are two skill sets that need to be developed; ski technique and safe travel skills. You will come away from this course feeling that you have developed both.

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Chamonix Off-Piste & Touring Skills – Progression – April 2021

April 12 - April 15
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£750.00

Our second & more advanced course has been designed specifically for those who want to develop their skills after the standard course, or those with a similar level of experience. The aims are to further improve both your technical off-piste skiing, technical ski touring skills & mountain safety awareness whilst visiting some different venues and interesting new terrain in the process.

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2021 Spring Ski Summits

April 26 - May 1
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1395.00

This is a seriously inspiring and seriously physical 6 day guided ski mountaineering team programme offering the chance to do multiple demanding physical and moderately technical high altitude ski journeys…

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Spring Ski Summits & Mont Blanc 2021

April 26 - May 5
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£2245.00

This is a seriously inspiring and seriously physical 6 + 2 day guided ski mountaineering team programme offering the chance to do multiple demanding physical and moderately technical high altitude…

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Ski Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc Spring 2021

April 29 - May 5
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1695.00

Mont Blanc. The highest mountain in Western Europe and a true challenge for the dedicated ski mountaineer. A magnificent objective for those with the skills to do it. Late spring…

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June 2021

Climb Mont Blanc & Gran Paradiso – Early June 2021

June 2 - June 8
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1650.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro June 2021

June 7 - June 11
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro With Mt Blanc, June 2021

June 7 - June 15
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1795.00
Mont Blanc Training Course

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Gran Paradiso – Mid June 2021

June 13 - June 19
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1650.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmies – June 2021

June 23 - June 29
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1695.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Weissmies, 4017m, this provides a…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Gran Paradiso – Late June 2021

June 23 - June 29
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with an early summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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July 2021

Climb The Bishorn 4153m – July 2021

July 11 - July 12
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£445
Bishorn Ascent Guide

The Bishorn is a classic Swiss alpine 4000m peak and its ascent combines a long and beautiful hut walk, from Zinal, with a night in a superb Swiss mountain hut.  The…

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August 2021

Chamonix Alpine Intro & Gran Paradiso – August 2021

August 2 - August 6
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Climb The Bishorn 4153m – August 2021

August 8 - August 9
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£445.00

The Bishorn is a classic Swiss alpine 4000m peak and its ascent combines a long and beautiful hut walk, from Zinal, with a night in a superb Swiss mountain hut.  The…

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Becoming An Alpinist – July 2021

August 9 - August 13
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
Climber

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic easy alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the…

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Climb The Matterhorn – August 2021

August 14 - August 20
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£2795.00

A long, tough and brilliant summit day - alpine mountaineering on the world’s most iconic mountain. This is…The Matterhorn… There can be few alpine climbers (or even armchair climbers!) who…

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Matterhorn Training & Chamonix High Alpine Rock – Aug 2021

August 14 - August 16
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£950.00

This tough Chamonix based Matterhorn training course offers the opportunity to blend some high & middle mountain alpinism with high altitude granite rock climbing over an action packed & inspiring…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro With Mt Blanc Aug – Sept 2021

August 30 - September 7
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1795.00
Mont Blanc Training Course

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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Chamonix Alpine Intro Sept 2021

August 30 - September 3
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£895.00

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real…

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September 2021

Mont Blanc Training Course – Chamonix – September 2021

September 6 - September 7
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£385.00

This late-summer 2 day course in the Chamonix Valley makes an inspiring complement & fine progression from our UK based Mt Blanc Training Weekends.  It also acts as a great…

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Climb Mont Blanc & Gran Paradiso Mid Sept 2021

September 9 - September 15
Chamonix Chamonix, France + Google Map
£1645.00

An ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition.  When combined with a late summer season climb of the Gran Paradiso, at 4061m the…

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