Summer Alpine Intro
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A key feature of the Intro course is that you attempt your first Alpine 4000m peak, such as Breithorn, Gran Paradiso, or Vincent Pyramid, 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 Equipment fitting, and snow skills day
Tue Glacier day to learn use of crampons
Wed Alpine mountaineering and ropework
Thu Travel to area, and ascend to hut
Fri Summit a 4000m peak, and descend
Sat Breakfast, check out and depart
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Course Dates
Alpine Intro
  • [ 3 ] 30 Jun - 6 Jul 2024
  • [5+] 14 - 20 Jul 2024
  • [ 3 ] 28 Jul - 3 Aug 2024
  • [5+] 11 - 17 Aug 2024
  • [5+] 25 - 31 Aug 2024
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: £999 Book online
5 full days mountain guiding
7 days holiday in total, Sunday-Saturday
Standard Course Inclusions: 1) UIMLA / IFMGA Mountain Guides for five days, 2) Chamonix course hosts for logistics & briefings, 3) Evening technical instruction / briefing sessions, 4) Six nights self-catered 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 from Chamonix to main ascent area, 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. 80 euros depending on itinerary), 4) Transport (inc. tolls / bus / tunnel ticket) and uplift for you and guide if travelling outside valley (not usually required) before main ascent, 5) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, evening meals in valley, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 6) Sunday pre-dinner drinks, 7) Friday celebratory meal & drinks, 8) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges.

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