Alpine mountaineering - alpinism - is a true test of climbers all-round skills. An average alpine day can involve navigation in the dark, crossing a glacier, ice climbing, rock climbing, route finding, moving together, down climbing and abseiling. The reward is in reaching some fantastic alpine summits, with a panorama of countless beautiful mountains.

You dont need to be super-fit or a brilliant climber - or even have any climbing experience - to find yourself standing on an Alpine summit. There really is something here for all abilities, and enough of it to last a lifetime!

For those with some previous experience there are endless possibilities of all grades on rock, snow and ice - from world famous peaks like the Matterhorn, to rarely climbed routes where you'll see nobody else.  

Summer 2014 courses

In 2014 we are offering the following courses:

Intro Alpinism 
Various weeks available through June and September
(guiding ratio 3:1)

Intermediate Alpinism
Various weeks available through June and September
(guiding ratio 2:1)

Alpine North Faces
14-21 June, 21- 28 June, 28 June - 5 July
(guiding ratio 2:1 or 1:1 depending on objectives)

Our courses run Saturday to Saturday with the guided cimbing days being Sunday-Friday each week.  They are priced on a "guiding only" basis with prices starting from chf 450 per day per group.  This covers the guiding fee plus guides travel and lunches.  In addition to this you would pay guides uplift and hut accommodation together with your own uplift, accommodation (hotel or hut), travel to/from valley base, lunches, drinks in huts or hotels, insurance, gear hire, and other personal expenses.

Please contact us for further details by emailing:

There's a slideshow of highlights here

And a Mont Blanc SLIDESHOW here


Summit ridge of the Weissmeis