Chamonix, Classical alpinism course

Our Chamonix, Classical alpinism course is a “bridge” to use while crossing over from basic to technical contents in mountaineering.

The activity is suitable for our classical mountaineering Wildspitze past students or students who completed a similar basic one week course.

Course’s contents:

  • Refreshing your knowledge in necessary knots and equipment “knowhow”
  • Refreshing your knowledge in glacier travel and crevasse rescue
  • Anchors in snow & ice and rope manipulations
  • Leading and basic multi-pitch skills on rock and steep ice
  • Independent route planning and orientation

Timetable:

Day 1: Meeting at 17:00 in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity – for a briefing and a gear check.

Day 2: Rock day in the valley- refreshing your rock skills on belaying and leading

Day 3: Rock day in the valley- moving into short pitching and a multi-pitch climb

Day 4: After Breakfast we will head up to an alpine hut (the Albert 1er or the Argentiere hut are both a good option) and dust our cramponing skills- walking on snow and ice, correct usage of ice axe and a quick prepping of belay system on snow and ice.

Day 5: A steep-ice day- at the huts proximity we will find a steeper section where we could practice steep ice climbing, protecting, belaying and rappelling.

Day 6: An alpine ascent such as Aiguille de Tour 3,540 m or the Petit Foursch 3,520 m - it’s a great training ground for safe movement on alpine rock terrain with mountaineering boots and crampons. (1000 m elevation gain, 5 hours walking, climbing up to UIAA III) and descent to the valley.

Day 7: With the cable car we will either climb a ridge on the Italian or the French side and descent back down to finish the course.

  • The mentioned timetable is exemplary and may vary due to conditions, the ability of the participants, safety & weather limitations*.
Months:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
From: July
To: September
Days:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Suggested dates: - Classical alpinism Chamonix #1: 31.07.2020 - 06.08.2020 - Classical alpinism Chamonix #2: 21.08.2020 - 27.08.2020
Duration: >1 day
Duration details: 7 days
Min. guests: 3
Max. guests: 4
Group size: 4
Minimum age: 16
Activity level: Moderate
Skill level: Intermediate
Start times: Afternoon/morning
Included services: Price includes: - 6 full days in the mountains. - Planning and guiding by an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide/Aspirant. - Guide's expenses * - Guiding in a min/max 1:4 ratio (allows a fast progress). - Transportation during the activity.
Things to bring: Price does not include: - Flights and insurances. - Equipment rental/purchase- in our technical courses we expect our clients to provide the equipment for the activity. - Transportation to or from the airport to Chamonix/Argentiere. - Nights + half board in a hotel in Argentiere/Chamonix (about 70 € a night). - Nights in an alpine hut + half board (about 60 € for alpine club member). - Mechanical lifts and cable cars (about 80 €).
Requirements: - Previous basic experience in rock (1+/2) and ice (2) is required - A physically demanding course - participants should have a good ‎level of physical fitness (B/C)
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Meeting point: Argentiere (Chamonix-Mont Blanc)
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Cancellation policy: STRICT: full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the experience is scheduled to start, or within 24 hours of purchase.
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€1,050 per person