Alpine Climbing with High Peak Adventures
Imagine moving through the mountains, across any terrain or conditions, accessing ridges and summits, looking out over the valleys below. Belonging in this place…
We will take you there!
Along the way, we will show you how to use the tools of the trade and move through the terrain with confidence, allowing you to fully enjoy and appreciate the alpine environment around you.
Our home base in the Chamonix Valley of the western Alps provides access to some of the most remarkable and inspiring mountains in the world. We offer climbing lessons and guided experiences for people of all abilities, from first-time climbers to expert alpinists. Rates start at €300-400/day, and vary based on the desired objective and number of participants. Our most popular trips are week-long itineraries with built in progressions to both develop skills and get acclimated for the big peaks. Contact us for details and agenda specific pricing.
The possibilities in the Alps are endless – listed below are some of our popular trips. Custom itineraries are also available.
Loaded with amazing alpine objectives & rock climbs, the Mont Blanc massif & greater Chamonix area offer a large selection of routes, many accessible via cable car or a short glacier approach. Classics include, but are not limited to:
- The Cosmiques Arête & South Face of the Aiguille du Midi (Grade II, 5.6-5.9)
- Classic rock climbs in the Vallee Blanche and Argentiere Basin (Grade II-IV, 5.6 – 5.10+)
- Routes on and around the Aiguille du Tour (easy snow to technical mixed routes)
- The Dent du Géant, Marbrées & Entrèves Traverses, Tour Ronde and more (easy ridge traverses & more difficult climbs)
- The ultra-classic Midi-Plan Traverse – snow & mixed traverse to a beautiful summit
- A classic ascent of Mont Blanc, via the Dôme du Goûter or the Trois Monts traverse
See the rock climbing page for more classic alpine rock routes, and inquire for specific pricing. Rates are €300-€600/day depending on guide/client ratio, route length and difficulty.
Skills Development Courses
Want to become a more self-reliant and independent climber? Consider taking a course to develop your skills. With a background steeped in education and instruction, we offer a variety of instructional courses to help hone specific skills oriented towards safe travel in the mountains. Options include:
This course covers everything from the basics to advanced technical systems. Learn to use your ice axe and crampons properly in a variety of mediums (i.e. snow, ice, and rock), develop your rope handling skills and advance your trip/climb preparation skills. For more experienced climbers, we can progress to other topics such as refining your efficiency in alpine terrain, discuss different anchoring techniques and applications, strategy for light and fast movement, advanced planning and preparation, ways to train more effectively, etc.
Traveling on glaciers always presents the risk of crevasse falls, and being prepared to rescue your partner is essential. This course introduces participants to the key elements for safe travel on glaciers, including building snow and ice anchors, ascending out of a crevasse on a fixed line, and extracting an injured victim from a crevasse.