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If you like trekking and being in the high mountains, but are not an experienced mountaineer, then this high level route linking the two most famous towns in the Alps could be the trip for you. No previous experience necessary but there are some tough days so you need to be fit !Details and Dates
Since the first ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786 it has been one of the most popular objectives for Alpinists. The highest mountain in Western Europe towers above the surrounding peaks, but is a reasonable objective if you are very fit and determined. NB: Please contact me before booking.Details and Dates
On this trip we aim to reach the summit of the legendary Eiger via the Mittelegi Ridge. At AD+ this narrow ridge packs a punch and you'll need to be a swift climber and excellent on your feet. The route normally begins on rock and finishes with a heart-fluttering snow crest to the summit.Details and Dates
Gran Paradiso is the highest peak completely inside Italy. At 4061m high it offers a realistic objective for a relatively short trip, and is not technically difficult to climb, being mostly glacial trekking. However, you'll still need to be fit and have a good head for heights for the summit ridge.Details and Dates
These courses can cover a multitude of skills that are vital in alpinism. Winter mountain skills, ropework, rock climbing, and scrambling are just some of the areas you can work on to allow you to gain even more from your subsequent trip to the Alps. . Price on Application.Details and Dates
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I am an IFMGA Mountain Guide based in the Chamonix Valley in France. Whether you like rock climbing, ice climbing, Alpine Mountaineering, Skiing or Ski Touring – it is all available here in Chamonix - the world capital of alpine mountaineering with fantastic access to other areas in France, Italy and Switzerland.
I began working as an independent Guide in 2008, but nowadays I have a strong team of mountain guides working with me. We arrange trips year-round aiming to put like-minded and compatible groups together for trips. Private Guiding is also available.
All of the guiding team are exceptional at what they do. Every individual has been chosen because of their knowledge, their talent and their inter-personal skills. When you book a trip through me you are booking an unforgettable adventure where the guides put you first.
Mount Everest (8850m), Pokalde (three times), Island Peak (twice), Mera Peak, and Lobuje East. In India attempted a first ascent of Peak 6184 in Himachal Pradesh (unsuccessful).
Too many winter routes to count, up to grade VII. New routes at grade VI. Solo ascents of Point Five Gully (V,5) and Smith's Route (V,5)
Completed well over 100 Alpine routes. Numerous ED grade test pieces including: North Face of the Eiger, North Face of the Matterhorn, North East Spur of Les Droites in winter, North Face of Les Droites (Ginat) - solo, North Face of the Grandes Jorasses (Croz Spur) North Face of the Grandes Jorasses (The Shroud), North Face of the Droites (Colton Brooks) in winter, North Face of the Droites (Axt Gross), North Face of the Piz Badile (Cassin route), North Face of the Aiguille Talefre, Grande Rocheuse (Bettembourg Route) Grand Capucin (Swiss Route) Peutery Ridge Integrale North Face of Cima Grande (Comici route) West face of Petite Jorasses
Three expeditions including ascents of Mount Foraker (3rd highest peak in US), Mount McKinley (Highest peak in US) and Mount Bona (4th highest peak in US).
My first aid climbing experience which culminated in an ascent of the world famous “Nose” of El Capitan
A combined sailing and climbing trip where we sailed a yacht from the Falkland Islands across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia before then making two first ascents of mountains on the island. These included Mount Roots which at the time was the highest unclimbed peak in British territory and had been previously attempted by numerous teams.
A successful ascent of the 2nd highest mountain in the Atlas on a 5 day return trip from UK
Exploratory mountaineering in the remote Liverpool Land Peninsula. Numerous 1st and 2nd ascents
Guided two inexperienced climbers up the “North Face Standard” Route on Mount Kenya
Remote trekking in this unspoiled Himalayan Paradise