Alpine Mountaineering

Our alpine courses are based around some of the great peaks of the High Alps….Mont Blanc, The Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Weissmies, Matterhorn, Eiger or, for an even longer & tougher challenge you could try & climb the 3 highest peaks in the Alps (‘The Mission’) or the 3 most iconic alpine peaks, Mt Blanc, The Matterhorn & The Eiger (‘Mission Impossible’). Read on, and prepare to be inspired….

We specialise in French, Swiss & Italian alpine mountain courses and provide high quality guiding & training for our series of ascents as per the list below, ascending in order of difficulty. These programmes start at introductory level and form an inspiring progression in which to explore these great peaks of the Alps, and develop your mountaineering skills along the way. This progression can also be combined with our Chamonix based mountaineering courses or private guiding to develop an ideal programme for your next alpine trip.

Climb The Gran Paradiso 4061m
The Gran Paradiso is the highest mountain entirely within Italy and a constant snowy companion on the southern skyline from the Mont Blanc Massif. Lying in the beautiful Paradiso National [...]
Monte Rosa Mountaineer 4554m
The Monte Rosa chain forms a magnificent high alpine & glacial massif straddling the Italian & Swiss borders and presents the mountaineer with a superb series of snowy peaks to [...]
Bishorn Ascent Guide
Climb The Bishorn 4153m
The Bishorn is a classic Swiss alpine 4000m peak and its ascent combines a long and beautiful hut walk, from Zinal, with a night in a superb Swiss mountain hut.  The [...]
Climb The Weissmies 4017m
Whilst, at 4017m the Weissmies only just makes it into the exclusive club of Alpine 4000m peaks, it has many more attributes to recommend an ascent than just its altitude…The [...]
Climb The Matterhorn 4478m
A long, tough and brilliant day’s alpine mountaineering on the world’s most iconic mountain. This is…The Matterhorn… There can be few alpine climbers (or even armchair climbers!) who have not [...]
Climb The Eiger 3970m
The colourful history of the Eiger brings this mountain, like few others, in to the popular domain and means it is both famous and notorious not just with mountaineers but [...]
Mission Impossible
‘The Mission’ tackles the 3 highest mountains in the Alps but ‘Mission Impossible‘ challenges you to attempt the Alps 3 most renowned peaks and 3 of the worlds great iconic [...]
Aiguille du Bionnassay South Ridge.
Alpine 4000m Peaks
The Alpine 4000m peaks represent a superb variety of challenges to the mountaineer. From the short, simple snow plod up the Breithorn to a long and sustained day traversing the [...]
The Mission
Climbing the three highest peaks in the Alps in one go is a superb mountain challenge. It is also a very tough and highly physical expedition. You will need high [...]