Winter Alpine Intro 2019

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Even with no previous climbing experience, by the end of the week you should have climbed grade 3 or 4 waterfall ice, and a famous Alpine PD / AD route in full winter conditions. This course is suitable both for Alpine novices and for those who want to learn waterfall ice climbing (such as those who have attended a Scottish introductory or a summer Alpine introductory course). The itinerary is flexible at the end of the week.
Sun Travel to Chamonix, course briefing
Mon Winter skills day and acclimatisation
Tue Alpine start to ascend a summit
Wed Glacier day and ice climbing day
Thu Altitude mountaineering route day
Fri Multi-pitch waterfall ice climbs
Sat Breakfast, check out and depart
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Course Dates
Winter Alpine Intro
  • [ 4 ] 19 - 25 Jan 2020
  • [ 4 ] 8 - 14 Mar 2020
  • [ 4 ] 29 Mar - 4 Apr 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) IFMGA Mountain Guide or UIMLA Leader for five days, 2) Chamonix course hosts for logistics & briefings, 3) Six nights B&B accommodation in Chamonix (inc. beddings & towels), 4) Pre course information booklet, 5) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 6) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet, 7) Road transport in Chamonix valley, 8) Evening technical instruction.
Exclusions: 1) Travel to and from Chamonix, 2) Cable Cars (approx £60), 3) Extra equipment hire, 4) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, evening meals, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 5) Road transport outside Chamonix valley, 6) Sunday pre-dinner drinks & Friday celebratory meal & drinks, 7) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges.
Notes: Included in the course price are the loan of the following hire equipment (as required) during the week; avalanche transceiver, snow shovel, probe, snowshoes, and technical ice axes. Group sizes 3-6 people.



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