Eiger Mittelegi ridge fixed ropesOur Advanced Alpine Mountaineering holidays and Guided Climbs require greater prior experience of rock and/or snow-ice climbing. They can follow on from one of our Intermediate Mountaineering courses or from a good experience of personal technical climbing on home hills. There is a big step up in difficulty from easier PD snow climbs to more technical AD and D level mixed routes. Neat efficient climbing technique on tricky and exposed terrain is demanded. Full instruction is given in the more advanced rope-work and technical skills required; good general mountain fitness is essential.

Technical level: snow slopes up to 55 degrees, snow/ice faces up to 75 degrees, rock scrambling/climbing of Alpine grade III/IV, UK Severe/VS level, exposed narrow ridges.; Scottish winter grades II to III; Alpine grades PD+, AD and D.

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

For information on accommodation and what's included in our Technical Mountaineering Holidays click here.

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We can organise any of our advanced mountaineering trips on additional dates for private groups. Please contact us for availability and prices (info@frostguiding.co.uk).

  • Climbing the Matterhorn - 1:1 guiding

    A fantastic week of 1:1 guiding, culminating in climbing one of Europe's most famous peaks - the Matterhorn. In just a one week trip, 1:1 guiding for the full 6 days ensures maximum climbing time, acclimatising on more demanding routes at AD level. After an initial 3 days of acclimatisation you will head to Zermatt to climb the Matterhorn. Discounts available for acclimatising on a 2:1 ratio if booking as a group of 2 or more.

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    Cost: £2,895
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 1:1
  • Climbing the Eiger - 1:1 guiding

    A fantastic week of 1:1 guided mountaineering culminating in climbing the Eiger, one of Switzerlands most famous peaks, with our IFMGA Mountain Guides.

    In just a one week trip, 1:1 guiding for the full 6 days ensures maximum climbing time, acclimatising with more technical climbing at AD level.

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    Cost: £2,895
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 1:1
  • Matterhorn / Eiger - Guided Groups

    Climb one of Europe's most famous peaks, booking as a team of two.

    After an initial 3 days of acclimatisation at a 2:1 guiding ratio you will head to Zermatt or Grindewald to climb the Matterhorn or Eiger with your own guide, climbing together as 2 teams of 2 climbers.

    Available for booking only as a team of 2.

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    Cost: £2,395
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1 / 1:1
  • Alpine North Faces

    Climb some classic North Faces with your own guide. An unforgettable experience! Early season is prime time for good conditions with well consolidated spring snow plastered on to the classic Alpine North Faces. Climbing with crampons and 2 axes, the "fly on the wall" feeling of exposure on a big alpine face is hard to forget!

    This week is normally run on a 1:1 guiding ratio making it possible to attempt these harder climbs. If you wish to book as a pair of equal ability we can run the week 2:1 at a reduced cost (note that route choice would be limited by the higher ratio).

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    Cost: £2,945
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 1:1
  • Grandes Courses - 2 weeks

    A challenging programme tackling some of the great ridge and face routes on the harder Swiss and Chamonix peaks at AD or D standard. Potential routes include North faces such as Pigne d'Arolla, Tour Ronde, Lenspitze and mixed climbs e.g. Breithorn Traverse, Dent du Géant and Rochefort Ridge, Dent Blanche.

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    Cost: £3,310
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1
  • Performance Alpinism

    For experienced and regular Alpinists who have completed many successful ascents at AD standard these courses offer the chance to extend your experience and utilise your skills to accomplish major "grandes courses" at D+, TD and even ED1 standard. We will provide a 1:1 guiding ratio for 3 days on a 6 day course.

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    Cost: £2,255
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1 / 1:1
  • Performance Alpinism - 2 weeks

    An extended version of our popular 1 week course for experienced and regular Alpinists who have completed many successful ascents at AD standard. These courses offer the chance to extend your experience and utilise your skills to accomplish major "grandes courses" at D+, TD and even ED1 standard. We will provide a 1:1 guiding ratio for 6 days on a two week course.

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    Cost: £4,395
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1 / 1:1
  • Alpine Private Guiding (1:1)

    Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our alpine chalet, warm hospitality and home cookingwhile setting your own mountaineering itinerary with our expert guides to help you.

    Potential objectives are endless but could include the Matterhorn, Eiger, Dent Blanche, harder lines in the Mont Blanc massif, Gran Paradiso North Face, Lenspitz.

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    Cost: £2,675
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 1:1
  • Swiss Big 3 : Eiger, Matterhorn, Dent Blanche

    Climb the Eiger (3970m), Matterhorn (4478m) and Dent Blanche (4357m) in a fortnight - Switzerland's most famous summits. A must for aspiring Alpinists who relish a big challenge. Prior technical climbing experience to UK Severe/USA 5.5 on rock and grade II/III in winter is required. The fortnight offers initial training routes and instructional sessions to provide essential acclimatisation before tackling the main objectives.

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    Cost: £4,420
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1 / 1:1