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Climbing on Pointe des Amethystes, Argentiere glacier basin FEATURED - Alpine Autonomy

Chamonix based | 5 days IFMGA guiding
Popular course, aimed at existing climbers who have used crampons before, and climb / roped scramble, who want to learn Alpine skills

Techniques to cover include; crevasse rescue, glacier travel, snow / ice anchors, ropework for short roping or moving together, & more...

Option of a 2 day climb with a night in a mountain hut, at the end of the week, to put your skills into practice, or to climb day routes in Chamonix
Price includes
5 days IFMGA guiding
Chamonix accommodation
Option of night in hut

Technical instruction
Latest Availability 7 - 13 July (1sp)
4 - 10 Aug (1sp)
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Mont Blanc Summit

Monte Rosa 4000m

Scottish Winter Skills

Winter Mt Toubkal


Matterhorn Ascent
Climb the highest peak
in the Alps, at 4810m.
This summit requires
very good fitness and
endurance. Technical
skills can be developed
during the week, but
this challenge requires
2 days minimum of
crampon experience,
confidence on ridges,
very good balance and
mountain footwork.

Mt Kilimanjaro


Eiger Mittellegi

The iconic shape of the
Matterhorn towers above
the Swiss village of
Zermatt. The ridgeline
of the Hornli Arete is the
most common route
choice, though some of
our teams elect to climb
via the longer and
slightly more technical
Lion Ridge from Cervinia
in Italy. A brilliant week
of Alpine climbing.

Flexibility and a 'can-do' attitude

We know that with trips aiming for a specific summit, there are a huge amount of variables to juggle; weather windows, matching climbing teams, motivational levels, and which guide. With over 20 years of experience, let us worry about all these elements, and you just focus on the summit!

Flexibility is key, and our logistics team is there to support you every step of the way, to maximise your summit chances. It's all the largely unseen work behind the scenes that puts you in the right place at the right time. Our work ethic and atitude are to do everything safely to get you to the top.

Learn more;
Mont Blanc; 'The Hard Facts' booklet or Mont Blanc week

Haute Route Ski

UTMB race recce


Tour du Mont Blanc


Mount Elbrus Ski

Run Gran Canaria

Undertake major challenges

The interest in endurance and ultra races has exploded, and whilst our guiding team have been keenly undertaking these monumental events for their own personal challenges, but we've developed a series of challanges where you can tackle some of these legendary events, at a more manageable pace.

A classic example is the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, which makes a full circuit of Mont Blanc, over 170km long, with 10,000m of vertical height gain, visiting the three countries of France, Italy and Switzerland.

Learn more;
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc race route recce

Ultra Trail Skills


Intro Ski Touring

Navigation Skills Day

Chamonix Trail Run


Chamonix Off Piste

Providing skills as well as guiding

Our skills courses are designed with a focus on teaching you, not just leading you. The technical syllabus of the course includes key areas that we want to share with you, and on many skills courses there are optional extra training sessions or talks, to help you in a more classroom based environment.

To give you a flavour of the type of skills we teach, here is a ropework and knots video, for climbers and glacier skiers to get a refresher of some of the most common knots that they may encounter during their week.

Learn more;
instruction sessions or key ropework and knots

Mountain Training


Lakes Fell Running


VB snowshoeing

Alps snow running


Cham snowshoeing
Favourite winter adventure weekend

In the snowy winter months, you can snowshoe to the Grand Saint Bernard monastery, which straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy, and spend the night there high in the mountains. Famously it was visited by Napoleon, when his armies crossed the Alps into Italy.

There are options of meeting your guide in Chamonix (Fra) or Martigny (Swi), and we provide snowshoes and safety equipment, as well as the half board stay in the monastery. A weekend adventure with a real difference.

Learn more;
Grand Saint Bernard snowshoeing weekend

Walkers Haute Route

from £299

Bob Graham Round

from £149

Tour du Mont Blanc

from £299

Dolomites AV1

from £299

Ultra Trail Mont Blanc

from £299

summer trips|expedition

winter courses|scottish
worldwide|go self guided

lake district|snowshoe
ski off piste|ski touring

avalanche|vallee blanche
alpine trails|self-guided

lake district|utmb recce

Our History... Started in 2000, we are a UK based company, and though our trips are for english speakers, our client base is worldwide. Our Mission... To have the best safety and peak summiting records of any mountain and ski guiding company in the whole world. Our Aim... To exceed the expectations of each client, to realise their ambitions, and to provide the best quality experiences possible.

Our Environment... We aim to minimise our environmental impact, and to preserve, improve & promote the responsible use of the mountains. Our Ethos... Every single client has individual needs, strengths, aims, weaknesses, ambitions, and goals. We care about each one.
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into our office in the Lake
District, to chat through
your trip plans with an
experienced course
adviser over a cuppa!

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