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Artificial Climbing Guiding
PHOTO: Setting off from the portaledge on "Black Magic Woman"
FEEDBACK: "An amazing weekend! Still can't believe I did it" Adrian A, Swansea, 2005
Course Overview
For those looking at climbing big walls, the amount of new equipment, and skills to master can seem daunting. These guided days allow you to learn multi pitch aid climbing in stunning scenery, and even to experience a night on a portaledge.
All technical kit is included, aid climbing kit, ropes, helmet, harness, portaledge. To consider this course, you should be confident in lead climbing and ropework.
These days are available only as an extension after a week long course. For example, if you booked on a Bastille Rock course, the Guiding finishes on the Friday, and you could be off to artificial climbing on the Saturday morning. Not a bad way to finish your holiday!
Dates: Run on demand from April through to November. For current availability on this course click here.
Course Prices
Standard course
1 days guiding, teaching artificial climbing £340
Premium course
1 days guiding with night on a portaledge
(obviously subject to weather, experience and conditions)
Secure online booking system
Standard Course Inclusions: 1) IFMGA Mountain Guide for one day, 2) Chamonix course hosts for logistics & briefings, 3) Pre course information booklet, 4) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 5) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet.
Exclusions: 1) Travel to and from Chamonix, 2) Equipment hire, 3) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, evening meals in valley, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 4) Cable cars and uplift for you and your guide (cable cars for guide included in Chamonix), 5) Accommodation, 6) Transport / tunnel ticket outside the Chamonix valley, 7) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges.
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