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Chamonix Alpine Introductory Climbing Course

Starts: Geneva, Switzerland
Finishes: Chamonix, France

Visit: Chamonix, Grands Montets, Chamonix

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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This 6 day intensive course is aimed at regular mountain walkers who wish to make the step up to Alpine mountaineering and climbing. During a week based at our comfortable chalet in the Chamonix Valley participants will receive instruction from and participate in climbs with, IFMGA qualified guides. Topics covered will include basic rock climbing skills, lead climbing, setting up anchors, abseiling, traditional gear placement, multi-pitch route climbing, rope management, safe glacier travel, and the use of ice axe and crampons. Participants will also learn route planning, weather analysis, use of map and compass. For the last two days of the course we will be joined by additional guides and will spend a night in a mountain refuge to climb one of Chamonix's classic routes.

Highlights

    • 5 days instruction with IFMGA guides
    • Rock climbing and Ice climbing fundamentals
    • Glacier travel, avalanche awareness and crevasse rescue
    • Classic Chamonix summits
    • Free Equipment hire worth 100 is available for this holiday

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162282
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Geneva, Switzerland
Finishes: Chamonix, France
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Professional IFMG qualified guides
  • Group equipment (ropes & safety equipment)
  • Local transport excluding uplift
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,770 ($396/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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France Argentiere, Chamonix Valley, Petite Verte, Aguille Du Midi, Vallee Blanche, Mer De Glace, Moine, Dent Du Geant
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William  

I had a brilliant time on the course. I'm an experienced climber so the first day of learning was quite easy for me but I still learnt a couple of new techniques. Glacier travel and small amounts of ice climbing was wonderful, such a beautiful environment! The next couple of days had very poor weather and although the guides tried their best to keep us occupied we did learn some skills, one of the days was spent entirely at the chalet and only half the day was spent learning rope skills. The weather was too poor to allow us to ascend to a mountain hut to stay the night in, but thankfully it cleared a bit for the final day, allowing us to go up and climb the stunning cosmique arete. It was an incredibly exhilarating day. Though I can't help but think if the weather had been too bad for us to climb on the final day, I would have left feeling quite disappointed.

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Allison  

A great way to gain skills in both rock climbing and snow and ice to prepare for greater Alpine challenges. Wonderful accommodation and excellent food. Guides tailored the programme to make the most of the weather conditions and to suit the different levels of experience. Fun group, had a really good holiday.

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KE Adventure Travel

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