Introduction to Alpine Climbing
Our Introduction to Alpine Climbing Course provides a week of technical instruction with IFMGA Guides plus ascents of classic Alpine Peaks in the Arolla and Zermatt ranges. Our 3:1 guiding ratio means that Frost Guiding clients can explore more technical terrain than is offered by 4:1 (or greater) ratios on other Introductory courses helping them to become independent mountaineers more quickly.
Our Introduction to Alpine Climbing Course is designed for mountaineers and climbers seeking a firm skills grounding in their first season in the Alps, including snow, ice and rock techniques. Some prior experience of winter mountaineering and/or roped climbing is helpful, but we will guide you from first steps in all the essential Alpine Mountaineering skills.
The course will prepare you to climb independently on lower grade alpine peaks, and also works well as training for more technical guided routes. Itineraries are tailored to group experience and aspirations. The week makes great preparation for our Alpine Progression course which can follow on as part of a continuous 2 week trip.
Day 1: Glacier training on Moiry Glacier; crampon skills, ice climbing, crevasse rescue - overnight in Moiry Hut
Day 2: Climb Pointe de Mourti (PD), practice glacier skills, return to Evolene
Days 5-6: Valley rock climbing, teaching prusiking and belay techniques; drive to Saas Grund, ascend to
Weissmies Hut, climb Lagginhorn (4010m) (PD)
What our clients say:
"I personally feel I have learnt valuable skills and I over came some fears I had, although more practice and experience is needed. Best holiday ever!" Vanessa, 2015
"Many thanks for an excellent time last week - I thoroughly enjoyed everything we did and your guiding and instruction were first class throughout" JB 2014
"I have certainly pushed my boundaries this week but absolutely enjoyed it and would do it all over again." Laura, 2015
For information on accommodation and what's included in our Swiss Alpine Mountaineering Course prices click here.