Chamonix is the birth-place of alpinism and modern day mountaineering. Chamonix has the most challenging routes in the Alps, but also great classics for the beginner or less experienced mountaineer. The big draw-card in the Mont-Blanc range is the access to the mountains. One can take the cable cars up to the high alpine peaks and get straight into the alpine climbing. Brevent, Flegere, Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi or the Skyway on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc tunnel give direct access to real alpine mountaineering.
We emphasise learning the skills to gain confidence and keep you safe in alpine climbing. This sets you up with a good base for future mountaineering ambitions.
Chamonix alpinism can be valley based, with daily trips to different venues by cable car. A hut night or two can quite easily be built into programs.
Some examples of routes we may do during intro level trips:
- Petit Aiguille Verte
- Aiguille du Tour
- Arete des Cosmiques
- Arete de Laurence
- Aiguille de Merbrees traverse
- Vallée Blanche traverse
- Mer de Glace ice climbing
- Crochues traverse
- Gran Paradiso
- Les Cheserys multi-pitching
Contact us for detailed program