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Hot Rock in Provence or Calanques
PHOTO: Hot rock, climbing in the sun in the south of France. Just perfect!
FEEDBACK: "Great climbs, and perfect weather. Will definitely be back next summer for more,
the views were amazing. Makes a big difference from wet Scottish rock!"
Alan M, Perth, 2005
Course Overview
Want five days of climbing on sun drenched rock in the south of France? Who doesn't. This course is run on demand throughout the summer. It is priced by the day and run at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio.
We stripped everything out of the price to keep it low, so all that you are paying for is the Guiding.
You need to budget for local accommodation for you and the Guide, but this is very cheap. For the experience of climbing with some of the most talented Guides in the world, you will not find a cheaper course.
There is no fixed itinerary, so you arrive and leave on whatever days you choose. In between you climb wherever the weather is best, and in the evenings you can eat the great local food, and enjoy a bottle or two of the regional wine. Not a bad combination.
Dates: Run on demand from April through to November each year for one or two people booking together. If you prefer one of our standard courses, click on the link for availability click here.

The course at a glance...
From a day to a week long course, run in summer. Price £340 per day, guiding only.
• The focus of the week is for you to climb the most exciting and challenging rock!
Top tip... for a more skills based objective, consider the week long Introduction course.
You could also consider a week long course Alpine Rock or Technical Ice & Classics
Course Director Focus
Jean-Luc is a local Guide and has worked with Icicle for over eight years. He is hugely respected in the Chamonix valley due to his expedition exploits in the Himalayas, though rock climbing is his real passion. Jean-Luc knows both the Provence and Calanques regions very well, and will be able to select really interesting climbs for you at whatever grade you climb (if you have any specific routes you wish to climb, let us know). Apart from when he is guiding, he visits the regions at the end of every season.
Course Prices
Guiding only (total price for between 1 and 4 people) £340 per day
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Standard Course Inclusions: 1) IFMGA Mountain Guide for as many days as required, 2) Pre course information booklet, 3) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 4) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet, 5) Logistical support whilst you are on the course.
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) Accommodation (half board) for you and your Guide (budget c. £30 per day), 5) Any cable cars / uplift / mountain huts (none should be needed for this course), 6) Travel to the region (budget c. £40 unless you meet the Guide there), 7) Activities insurance and excess baggage charges.
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Any further questions?
A key part of choosing a company is being able to come and talk about your plans with an experienced course advisor face to face. In an increasingly virtual world, we know our clients value speaking to real people, getting open and honest advice. The vast majority of our clients are British, and our office and outdoor store is based in Windermere in the English Lake District.

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