Alpine Mountaineering

The Alps: a rich and varied playground for the enthusiastic mountaineer! We have a scheduled trip led by our qualified mountain guides to meet all levels of mountaineering ability from our 'Best of Chamonix' taster weekends right through to technical ascents of classic Alpine North Faces. Whatever your personal goal, our experienced IFMGA mountain guides are here to make your trip one to remember!

If you are looking for a guided mountaineering course our Alpine Skills course could be the ideal starting point; for those new to alpine mountaineering or who want to build on existing experience our mountaineering courses will provide a new mountain experience each day and, with it, an array of new and interesting techniques. These are very much 'learn as a you climb' mountain-based courses so the beginning of the course also involves training in acclimatisation, in preparation for the climb to the top of a 4000m alpine mountain.

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Monterosa 4000ers - Grand Spaghetti Tour! 6th July 2019

A new addition to our Climb programme for 2018, this magnificent tour of the Monterosa 4000m peaks or the "Grand Spaghetti Tour" as Klemen Gricar, one of our guides; named it. We can offer this trip on a guiding ratio of 1:2 where ten 4000m can be climbed over six days.

Matterhorn & Eiger Climber Training Weekend 26th April 2019

If you are planning to climb the Matterhorn or The Eiger in the coming summer, it’s a great idea to participate in one of our training and warm up weekends in Snowdonia. This is a great way to hone the necessary skills, increase fitness and enjoy some great climbing. By making an early investment in your fitness and skill-base you can enhance your forthcoming trip and ultimately increase your summit success.

Saas 4000ers 22nd June 2019

The Saas region has the greatest concentration of 4000m peaks in the Alps and is one of the very best centres for classic mountaineering. There are no less than eighteen 4000m peaks surrounding the area. Most of the peaks can be ascended without encountering great technical difficulty, however good fitness and some experience of using crampons and an ice axe are necessary. This experience can be gained on one of our introductory alpine courses.

Monterosa Climber 15th June 2019

The Monte Rosa is the highest mountain in Switzerland and second only in height to Mont Blanc in the Alps. Our week-long itinerary provides sufficient acclimatisation and preparation time to make the Monte Rosa a realistic and achievable objective for fit, adventurous UK hill-walkers looking for a new challenge.

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