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

Tue 21

Private family guiding

August 21 - August 24

4 days with Darren and family. I’ve already climbed with him and his father in Scotland. Last year his two children took in their first alpine summits. Now we’re looking […]

Sat 25

Italian Summit Climber

August 25 - August 30

There is nowhere in the Alps which has such a high concentration of 4000m peaks than the Monte Rosa group. On our list of objectives this week we have Pyramid […]

Sep 02

Private Matterhorn Ascent

September 2 - September 7