Summer Alpine Intro
2020
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A key feature of the Intro course is that you attempt a 4000m peak, such as Gran Paradiso, at the end of the week. Alpine Introduction courses focus on the skills that you will require for ascents on Alpine rock, ice and snow; including ropework, glacier travel, navigation, crampon & ice axe use, and equipment selection.
Sun Travel to Chamonix, course briefing
Mon Security on steep ground & navigation
Tue Glacier day to learn use of crampons
Wed Alpine mountaineering and ropework
Thu Rock climbing and ascend to hut
Fri Summit Gran Paradiso, and descend
Sat Breakfast, check out and depart
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Course Dates
Alpine Intro
  • [ 2 ] 21 - 27 Jun 2020
  • [ 1 ] 5 - 11 Jul 2020
  • [ 2 ] 19 - 25 Jul 2020
  • [ 1 ] 2 - 8 Aug 2020
  • [ 2 ] 16 - 22 Aug 2020
  • [ 2 ] 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
Course spaces

The numbers in brackets next to each course date indicate the remaining spaces. Please contact us of you require more spaces, as often we can release extra places, subject to availability.

Price: £899 Book online
5 full days mountain guiding
7 days holiday in total, Sunday-Saturday
Standard Course Inclusions: 1) UIMLA guide for 1 day and IFMGA guide for 4 days, 2) Chamonix course hosts for logistics & briefings, 3) Evening technical instruction / briefing sessions, 4) B&B accommodation in Chamonix (inc. linen, bedding & towels) for the whole week, so you don't need to move out when in huts, 5) One night half board in mountain hut (inc. costs for guides), 6) Pre course information booklet, 7) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 8) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet, 9) Road transport in Chamonix valley including tunnel ticket and road transport to / from Gran Paradiso, 10) Icicle discounts privilege card for reductions in local shops and restaurants in Chamonix.
Exclusions: 1) Travel to and from Chamonix, 2) Equipment hire, 3) Cable cars & uplift (c. 60 euros depending on itinerary), 4) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, evening meals in valley, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 5) Certificate for NNAS navigation award, 6) Sunday pre-dinner drinks & Friday celebratory meal & drinks, 7) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges.
Notes: This trip is guaranteed as soon as two people book. In the highly unlikely event that just one person books on a course, less guided days can be offered, however accommodation will be provided for the week, and guiding options / locations will be discussed with you within the budget paid.



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