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

Jun 08

Private Alpine Guiding

June 8 - June 10

Sandy and Tony continuing their development as climbers and mountaineers

Jun 11

Alpine Improver Course

June 11 - June 14

4 days of “Perfectionnement d’alpinisme” with local team, Chamonix Experience.

Jun 23

Alpine Introduction Course

June 23 - June 24

2 days of technical input to enable the team to be more autonomous in the mountains

Jul 01

A day of techniques on the glacier

Jul 05

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

July 5 - July 7

The 9th Arc’teryx Alpine Academy unites alpine enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The event aims to create a space where beginners and experts alike can gain alpine […]

Jul 22

A Long Walk

July 22 - August 1

This is the ultimate high Alpine trekking adventure following the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Taking a dramatic and uncompromising line, the Classic Haute Route traverses the heart of […]

Aug 03

Gran Paradiso Ascent

August 3 - August 4

A private ascent of this iconic peak in Val d’Aosta

Aug 05

Alpine Intro Course

August 5 - August 8

Graeme and Rachel for a 4 day course to get them up to speed for their own alpine projects

Aug 23

Glacier Trekking

August 23 - August 25

A private 3 day course for team Geneva, getting into the snowier parts of the world

Sep 01

Progression Plus alpine course

September 1 - September 6

A more challenging Intermediate Mountaineering Course tackling harder Swiss peaks at AD/AD+ standard. This intermediate climbing course is designed for those with prior alpine experience or regular rock climbing and […]