Summer Alpine

 Some of the finest mountaineering challenges are on my doorstep

I’m based in Chamonix and my front window looks directly at Mont Blanc, the top of Europe at 4810m. From here, I climb throughout the Western Alps (and sometimes beyond!), with special attention on the area between Chamonix and Saas at the east end of the Rhone valley. The high season for alpinism is in July and August, but you can often climb here in June and September and have the mountain to yourself!

The European Alps are more accessible than ever with cheap flights from all over the UK, and whether you want to progress from Scottish winter walking to alpine snow peaks, or from rock climbing to the broad skills of alpine mountaineering, there are venues and objectives to suit everyone.

I offer a wide variety of itineraries and courses to suit all tastes. Most courses last 6 days, from Sunday to Friday.

Upcoming summer alpine trips

Sat 22

Alpine Guiding

July 8 - July 22
Summit of Dent de Géant in 2016 with Frost Guiding

2 weeks in the Valais, working with tried and trusted team from Frost Guiding

Mon 24

Private guiding

July 24 - July 26
Alan Cozzy

3 days of whatever takes Alan’s fancy

Thu 27

Alpine Intro

July 27 - July 29

3 days of introduction to the high mountains for 11 year old Hugo and his dad Nick

Sun 30

Private guiding

July 30 - August 4

Having skied with Jon earlier this year, we’re now exchanging skis for crampons. More climbing please!

Aug 13

Frost Guiding

August 13 - August 15

More fun and games for the Swiss team

Aug 16

Private Guiding

August 16 - August 18

2 days of climbing and mountaineering for my long standing client Darren and his children. So now now I’ll have climbed with 3 generations of the same family, which is […]

Aug 20

Private Guiding

August 20 - August 24

Alan C out once again to bag some classics and do some exploration. Last year we had some some excellent alpine rock in Valais. Let’s see what 2017 brings….

Aug 27

Alpine guiding with Jagged Globe

August 27 - September 1
Windy summit moment on Castor for Will and Dave in 2016

Last year I did the Dufourspitz for the first time in the company of Will and Dave. In 2017 we’re in the Saas valley for more technical stuff. Bring it […]

Sep 02

Private Matterhorn ascent

September 2 - September 8

4 days out of this 6 day slot, working with my colleague Jon Bracey on an attempt on Zermatt’s iconic peak