Alpine Courses - general info
Following our acquisition of Moran Mountain's summer alpine business in September 2014, we are delighted to offer a full program of Alpine climbing and trekking courses from June 2015.
Our courses are organised under three headings on our Alpine menu (see left) where you can find sample itineraries, dates, prices, guiding ratios and other "technical" information. This page explains how our summer courses work generally.
Of course, we still also offer private guiding, 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). We still have availability for October 2014.
Our Summer Alpine courses are based in Evolene, Switzerland in traditional alpine chalets during high season (July/August) and in the Mélezes hotel, Les Hauderes, during June and September.
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). Single supplements and double rooms can be booked (subject to availability). The main chalet and Hotel Mélezes have free Wifi access.
Not included is transport to and from Evolene/Les Hauderes, suitable travel and rescue insurance, cost of the restaurant 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.
We can arrange extra nights accommodation before or after your course if you wish. To organise this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and Mont Blanc kit lists 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.
Getting here is easy. By car take the motorway to Sion, then 25 minutes drive south to Evolene. It takes around 10 hours from Calais.
There are frequent punctual trains from Geneva airport which take 2 hours to Sion and cost around CHF50 each way full fare. The bus station is right next to the train station and buses depart regularly until around 7pm each night.