Alpine Mountaineering Courses: General info
We offer a full program of Alpine Mountaineering Courses and Treks from our base near Arolla, Switzerland for climbers of all levels:
Trekking Peaks - ideal for keen mountain walkers and scramblers who want to enjoy the challenge of the high Alps without encountering technical rock and ice terrain.
Introductory Mountaineering and High Summits - these courses offer a solid instructional grounding and varied experience of routes on snow, rock and mixed terrain. They are suitable for a first Alpine trip for aspiring mountaineers.
Intermediate / Advanced Mountaineering - These courses require greater prior experience of rock and/or snow-ice climbing; they can follow on from one of our Introductory Alpine courses or from a good experience of personal technical climbing on home hills.
You can find sample itineraries, dates, prices, guiding ratios and other "technical" information for individual courses from the menu on the left.
We also offer Private Guiding, and tailored courses for large groups (of up to 16) and can run most of our alpine courses on other dates for groups of 2 or more - please email us for availability and prices (email@example.com).
Included* in our summer course prices are all guiding fees and expenses, valley accommodation (in shared rooms) plus breakfast, packed lunches, afternoon tea, and three course dinners when you're in the valley (using fresh salad and vegetables from the Frost Guiding garden whenever possible). All our properties we use and the Hotel Mélezes have free Wifi access.
Not included* is transport to and from Evolene/Les Hauderes, suitable travel and rescue insurance, cost of the meal out on the Friday night and personal expenses when away climbing (hut fees, food and beverages, trains/cable cars etc). You will find an estimate of the hut/lift expenses per person at the top of each course page.
*Unless otherwise stated on the course description
Graham Frost is a permanent resident in the Arolla valley and leads our team of IFMGA accredited guides. Our staff are almost exclusively British Mountain Guides and Aspirant Guides who have long experience of working with English-speaking clients. We have a regular guiding team with intimate local knowledge, who are skilled instructors and motivators.
You will find our Alpine Summer kit list here. You can hire most of the specialist mountaineering equipment that you need for your trip if you don't have your own. You can find our hire price list here. Please let us know in advance of your holiday if you plan to use our equipment so we can reserve what you need. You can do this using our on-line booking form or let us know separately by email.
What our clients say:
"Cracking itinerary, we got the maximum out of the week. Judith's food was excellent. The arrangements are spot on. Everyone has a great chance to get together and share what we have got up to. Fab mix of people." Keith 2015
"It was so thrilling to climb the Dent Blanche, and the 6 of us gelled so well, it made for an absolutely amazing few days. I don't think I have ever laughed so much on a climbing trip before!" Katya, 2015