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Climbing Courses Mont Blanc CHAMONIX - COURMAYEUR

Courses Climbing High Mountain - 450 euro p.p. group of 4 partecipants.

Depending on weather conditions, courses and stages of trekking and climbing will take place in the massifs of MONT BLANC, Mont Rosa or Gran Paradiso.

The teaching program will be dynamic and modern in order to have fun during the week when you can learn modern alpine techniques in one of the most perfect locations.

Overnight stays will be in either in refuges or in boarding houses depending on the weekly program.

Joining rules
Participants have to book at least twenty days before the chosen week and send a 30% deposit by bank transfer. The balance or the cancellation must be done ten days before the starting date of the chosen course otherwise the deposit will be not be refunded.

 Climbing Instructors
They are experienced Mont Blanc mountain guides who teach with according to the ability of the group. No more than 5 participants per instructor.

Good physical fitness and a medical certificate of healthy and fit body are requested.

Equipment: used walking boots, helmets, harness, rock climbing boot, sun glasses etc.

The Cost includes only the professional Guide Instructor and the communal equipment.

Other Popular classic climbs

If you have climbing experience or have done courses, we suggest you consider some of the classic and most attractive slopes in Mont Blanc, Mount Rosa and the Gran Paradiso massif.

GRANDES JORASSES (Boccalatte refuge)
MONT BLANC (the usual route or the Brenva Spur)
PYRAMIDE DU TACUL (Ottoz route or Carbone/Cavalieri route)
MONT BLANC DU TACUL (the usual route or Contamine)
TOUR RONDE (the usual route or up the North side)
GRAN PARADISO (usual Chabod refuge or the Northern route)
MOUNT ROSA (Gnifetti Top by the usual route or by crossing a ridge)
RHUITOR (from Deffeyes refuge)

The number of participants for each climb is carefully quantified in accordance with regulations. Climbers who would like to climb alone, with a guide or in small groups should request costs.


Climbing a high slope of Mont Blanc means living a unique experience. A good level of physical and psychological training is needed. The mountain guide will deal with all the other issues. The team work between guide and client means that the relationship becomes one of friendship - sharing the experience and the memory of such a fabulous climb. We suggest off limits rock climbing, ice climbing and mixed climbing on the ridges and faces of MONT BLANC.

Mountaineering Weeks for expert climbers 950 euro p. person

For experts, the weekly program concerns more difficult slopes given the technical level of participants. Having expertise in using climbing equipment and our respect for the mountains allows us to explore some very special areas

The cost include only the guide instructor and the communal equipment.

Mountaineering Weeks for beginners 750 euro p.person

We underline that the teaching program will take place in high mountains areas which are easy but no less beautiful. In case of rain lessons will take place in practice areas.

Accomodation: at the participants' discretion when we are not staying in a refuge.

Equipment: rucksack, high mountain boots, axes (two is better for experts), crampons, helmet, torch, ropes. Mountain clothing.

Difficulty: The participants are split into groups according to ability to ensure all can get the maximum benefit from the week.

Guides will be at disposal during the whole week. (Monday to Friday)

Climbing Lessons - day trips from 50 to 150 euro p.pers.

This program allows participants to choose their preferred lessons and their duration, taking account of weather conditions.

All relevant subjects will be discussed and practised by both climbing in the mountains and going to an artificial climbing wall.

No more than five participants per instructor are allowed.

Maritime Alps

Wrongly, the Maritime Alps are not well known by most climbers. In fact there are many areas that are interesting for difficulty and beauty besides the extensive flora and fauna. For a connoisseur of climbing you are only limited by the choice you make each trip. You can climb everywhere from the Corno Stella 2925 mt. to the Cayre di Cogourde. From the Argentera to the top of Nasta until the secluded Cayre di Prefuns in the Mercantour Park.

In Springtime it is also possible to climb snow and ice in the various canyons of the Argentera or of Gelas and Tavel. This is not difficult but depending on the conditions it can be interesting.

"Graie" Alps - "Pizzo Badile"

Pizzo Badile, splendid mountain of granite and of great interest to climbers and mountaineers. The mountain's many walls and faces offer innumerable possibilities. We suggest three itineries

  • North Corner - A long but not difficult ascent, - a classic.
  • North East Face - The via Cassin is a famous ascent in the Alps, a piece of history in mountaineering. It is not very difficult technically but is tough given the length and effort required.
  • "Another day in Paradise" The modern way on the Northeast face with difficulty until 6b and the possibility of descent along a track.


"Cozie" Alps

The Monviso with its 3841 meters dominates and rises above the Alpi Cozie. It is visible from the distant Monte Rosa and is surely an imposing mountain that requires respect. In spite of its latitude the northern face is comparable to many more famous northern faces of Monte Bianco in an even more wild and solitary environment. A real gem of the Alps. We suggest two ascents.

  1. The classic way through Coolidge couluoir. Medium difficulty, demanding ascent, a long and not easy descent, a real north. Period June.
  2. Via del Torrione Centrale, more technical with passages on ice and rock up to the 5° grade in a severe environment with a northern develpment. Same descent but demanding. Period is June and July.


Rocca Castello Provenzale

Alpi Cozie Southern, Valle Maira.

A small group of mountains that offers interesting climbing in a beautiful environment. The difficulty is far from that of bigger ascents. Its towers offer routes of different technical ability from grade 3 to the artificial A3 - a small mountain but a big school.

Suggested Routes, Spigolo Castiglioni, diedro Calcagno, via Balzola...

Period from June to September.

Brenta Dolomites

The Brenta group is a small jewel of the Dolomite Mountains which offers many classic climbing possibilities on routes with well known names such as Detassis, Maestri, Preuss... The environment is spectacular and the beauty of the area fits in with the generous hospitality offered by the various refuges.

We suggest, among the many possibilities:-
Crozzon di Brenta, The Northside Route, a long and enjoyable climb on rock which is never more difficult than fifth grade, and the descent which is quite easy but long. On the whole a complete and demanding climb.
Crozzon di Brenta, The Route of the Guide, a classic and exciting, but demanding, climb on the face of which, for a joke, the famous climber Cesare Maestri descended without being roped up. A thought that we'll bear in mind during our climb.
Campanile Basso di Brenta, Route Graffer e Preuss
Brenta Alta, Route Detassis

Period available from June to September.

Excursions in the high mountains MONT BLANC

Easy trips on a glacier in a unique landscape. Previous experience is not very necessary but crampons, axes and boots (rented locally if necessary) are required.

Cirque Maudit
A good trip as an introduction to the high mountain environment. It is neither difficult nor really demanding, and is a great trip for people who want to walk at over 3000 mt. high trying out ice axes and crampons. Variations on the normal route can be arranged. From 3 to 5 hours.

Argentieres Glacier
Quite an easy trip which has views of the beautiful Argentieres valley and its glacier. View on the north faces of Courtes, Droites... Not difficult. From 3 to 5 hours.

Classic crossing Punta Helbronner - Aguille du Midi
The most popular excursion in the Mont Blanc area. Delightful place. Training is not needed although it is a complete days excursion. From 3 to 5 hours.

Couvercle refuge
One of the wildest areas on Mont Blanc. Start from Chamonix. Montenvers is reached by a mountain track which climbs through fir woods and goes to the Mer de Glace glacier. We walk on the glacier going eastwards and then take a track which goes to the refuge. The route has one of the best views in the Mont Blanc area. Quite difficult, from 6 to 8 hours.
Equipment and clothing: crampons, ice axes, strong boots, high mountain clothing, harness is necessary.