Private guiding means we can be really flexible. We'll always try to make our time with you suit your needs and budget. We will aim to spend as much time as possible "on the hill" - it's what you’re here for after all!

We're based year round in Evolene, Switzerland but also operate throughout the European Alps and will happily build an itinerary to suit you and your groups needs and ambitions.

Alpine Mountaineering

While our program of Alpine Courses run mainly from June to September, conditions can be brilliant even in October/November. Recent warm summers mean spring and autumn are better for Alpine ice routes, and the mountains are quiet. See our Private Guiding inclusive weeks for suggested objectives. Of course, you can also book your guide on a "guiding only" basis without accommodation if you prefer.

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Ski Guiding and Guided Ski Tours

There are endless ski touring routes in the Alps. If you fancy something different, we'll try to arrange it - Day tours from Arolla, Evolene, Zinal & Grimentz, your own choice of tour, Heli skiing, Ski Mountaineering, steeper couloir descents... private guiding gives you complete flexibility. Our Winter Room ski Haute Route in February and high level Ski Touring in May are also popular with clients who prefer to avoid the crowds.

Hire a guide for yourself, or as a group of up to 7 (depending on objective). See our Ski section for inspiring photos and ideas.

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Accommodation

During our main summer season (June- September) you may choose to stay in our Alpine chalet in Evolene. If you prefer hotel accommodation or to camp we can also help to arrange this. There's lots of choice in the Arolla valley (camping, dormitory, b&b, self catering or hotel). See the accommodation section on our links page for ideas.

Price

Private guiding generally costs from Chf 550 to Chf 650 per day depending upon the season, group size and objectives. This price is "guiding only" and includes your guide, guide accommodation in Evolene, together with guides and group equipment. It does not include your expenses, huts/lifts for you and your guide, your insurance, any personal equipment hire, travel away from Evolene, etc.

Payment can be made by bank transfer in Swiss Francs, with a 50% deposit required to secure your booking. Discounts may be offered for group bookings, or for bookings outside the peak season. Prices for specific objectives or harder climbing and skiing may be different and can be discussed when you enquire.

Our inclusive rates for Alpine Mountaineering start from £1,655 per week (per person) including valley accommodation and food - see our Alpine Mountaineering section for more details. Payment for our inclusive weeks can be made by bank transfer, credit or debit card with a 25% deposit required to secure your booking.

Booking

To book your guide on a "guiding only" basis, please contact us telling us which dates you prefer and what you are keen to do. We promise to respond quickly with ideas, prices and availability.

For all inclusive private guiding in summer click "book now" on the relevant page in our Alpine section and simply choose your dates - it's that simple!

What our clients say:

"Used to guide a school group from the UK for some summer mountaineering, Frost delivered an excellent tailored experience with a rounded positive approach without compromising safety, always engaging and friendly." Tim, Summer 2015

  • Alpine Mountaineering for Groups

    Whether you are organising a School Alpine Expedition, a large group wanting to climb Mont Blanc or a group of friends wanting to climb the Matterhorn together, we can help you to plan your itinerary and organise your guides and accommodation.

    Activities

    We can organise an itinerary of mixed alpine activities for your group including Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Via Feratta routes with some nights spent in mountain huts to access high glaciers and peaks such as the Pigne d'Arolla, La Luette, Pigne de la Le and Mont Blanc de Cheilon. These are attainable for groups with no previous alpine experience after training in glacier travel and crampon techniques with our team of qualified International Mountain Guides.

    View more about Alpine Mountaineering for Groups

    Cost: Contact us for more details.
  • Private Guiding - 3 weeks

    This is a private trip for 3 weeks from 4 to 25 August (4th and 25th being arrival and departure days).

    The cost is £6915 in total with a non-refundable deposit of £2400 payable upon booking and the balance of £4515 payable by 15 July by bank transfer to:

    Frost Guiding Courses Limited Account number: 20385417 Sort Code: 20-33-96 IBAN: GB70 BARC 2033 9620 3854 17 BIC/SWIFT: BARCGB22 Barclays Bank plc, 83 Argyll Street, Glasgow

    The total cost of £6915 includes:

    • 12 days of 1:1 private guiding from 5 to 10 August and from 19 to 24 August
    • 6 days of 2:1 guiding in the Arolla valley on our Alpine Progression course from 12 to 17 August
    • All guides expenses for the Alpine Progression course
    • Guides hut expenses for up to 6 nights in total for the two weeks of private guiding
    • Transport between Evolene and all climbing venues
    • Equipment hire for 3 weeks (helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons)
    • Valley food and accommodation in our Evolene chalet from Saturday 4 August to Friday 24 August (inclusive) - excluding cost of dinner in local restaurant on Friday nights
    • Single room supplement for weeks 4 to 11 August and 18 to 25 August (the middle week will be in a shared room)

    Costs to be met by the client include:

    • Travel to and from Evolene from UK
    • Rescue and travel insurance (e.g.

    View more about Private Guiding - 3 weeks

    Cost: £2,400
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 1:1/2:1