Our Alpine Trekking Peaks itineraries are ideal for keen mountain walkers and scramblers who want to enjoy the challenge of the high Alps without encountering technical rock and ice terrain. Previous snow experience using axe and crampons is helpful but not essential; prior roped climbing experience is not required but good walking fitness is necessary to enjoy these courses. All essential skills are taught from beginner level.

Technical level: snow slopes up to 45 degrees, easy angled glacier ice, rock scrambling, occasional narrow ridges.; Scottish winter grade I; Alpine grades F to PD.

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To find out about the fitness and technical skills required for our courses and to find suitable preparatory courses see our fitness and course pre-requirements page.

For information on accommodation and what's included in our Swiss Alpine Mountaineering Course prices click here.

We can organise any of our Alpine Trekking Peaks weeks on additional dates for private groups. Please contact us for availability and prices.

  • Swiss 4000'ers

    Climb the snow peaks of the high Alps without undertaking technical climbing. You'll be able to climb summits up to 4200m altitude and learn all the essential skills of alpine mountaineering.

    This week will suit mountaineers who already have a grounding in basic Alpine/Glacier skills and want to climb more peaks at PD / PD+ grades and gain high summits.

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    Cost: £1,350
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 3:1
  • Italian Haute Route

    Enjoy the finest high level glacier tour in the Alps after initial training and acclimatisation on the Arolla peaks. The 4-day Italian Haute Route makes a circuit of the Monte Rosa massif, starting and finishing at Zermatt, during which you can climb up to 7 4000m summits. Highlight is a night spent in the highest building in Europe - the Margherita Hut - which sits on the summit of the 4554m Signalkuppe.

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    Cost: £1,300
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 3:1