Mountaineering in Chamonix
Chamonix. The capital of world mountaineering. ‘The Valley of Dreams’. A mecca for climbers and mountaineers who come from all over the world to sample the quality and variety of alpine mountainering available. From simple rock scrambles in the Aiguilles Rouges to the Himalayan scale mixed faces on the wild Italian side of Mont Blanc. Chamonix, has it all… (more…)
Skiing in Chamonix
Chamonix is a world class venue for off-piste skiing, touring & ski mountaineering. With a huge vertical height interval, skiing on all aspects & massive potential for mountain and glacier skiing, Chamonix, has it all! The valley is also a great base camp for exploring the superb ski touring and off-piste skiing available across the borders in the Italian Valle d’Aoste, Swiss Rhone Valley or just down the Arve Valley in to the Aravis & Evasion Ski Area.
Ski Evasion Aravis
To the west of Mont Blanc, and at the far north western end of the Alps, lies the wonderful ‘Evasion’ ski area featuring the brilliant ski resorts of Combloux, St. Gervais, Megeve & Les Contamines. This area is also part of the wider Massif des Aravis and we are delighted to offer quality off piste and ski touring guiding to help our guests enjoy the superb skiing available here. (more…)
UK Mont Blanc & Matterhorn Training Weekends
If you are keen to develop your mountaineering skills and fitness or you are heading off to the Alps in future, a great way of enhancing your enjoyment, mountain performance and summit chances is to do some UK based training before you go. Our open group weekend courses offer quality relevant technical & physical training as part of an enjoyable & sociable weekend in the mountains… (more…)
Our alpine courses are based around some of the inspirational great peaks of the European Alps….Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Weissmies, Monte Rosa & Monte Viso. 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, prepare to be inspired, get training! (more…)
Ski Mountaineering blends the three fantastic activities of ski touring, mountaineering and off piste skiing and, in doing so, creates the ability to complete long, elegant journeys through the mountains in winter and spring. Ascending on skins is an aesthetically pleasing and physically rewarding activity and with the addition of ice axe and crampons many alpine peaks become highly attractive ski objectives.
Rock Climbing In Chamonix
The rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley is amongst the finest in the world. From the famous golden granite cracks and slabs of the Mont Blanc Massif to the lower and sunnier gneiss of the Aiguille Rouges. Not only is the Chamonix Valley referred to as the ‘capital of world climbing’ it is also surrounded by other superb & easily accessed areas in the nearby French Aravis, Swiss Rhone Valley and Italian Val d’Aosta.
Climbing a peak in the ‘Greater Ranges’ can be the ‘high point’ of your mountaineering career. The Chamonix Valley is an ideal training venue to ensure you are well prepared for your trip. Preparing for your forthcoming expedition with some specific training will improve your performance, enjoyment and chances of success on your trip.
Alpine Mountain Walking
Walking through the high alpine mountains is not only a simple pleasure it’s a great way of building good mountain endurance; leg muscles and building basic movement skills. We specialise in guiding tough mountain walks in high mountain country and even with glacier crossings or technical passages. A magnificent way to enjoy the Alps, Aravis, Fizz mountain ranges & great training for future mountaineering expeditions.