Learn Mountaineering and Alpine skills and gain confidence to join an expedition or book a more advanced course.

Adventure Peaks provide a great introduction to Alpine experiences that you will remember and treasure for ever.

Our skills based courses are aimed at regular hill walkers all the way up to experienced uk climbers and mountaineers who want to move on to the great ranges.

You will be guided by our professional IFAGM Guides (International Federation of Mountain Guides). This is the highest mountaineering qualification in the world and the only one that allows the instructor to legally work above the snowline and on glaciated terrain in the European Alps.

“An experience that I will remember and treasure for ever.”

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All Alpine Mountaineering Courses

Swiss 4000m – Saas Fee

We will climb no fewer than four Alpine 4000m peaks, weather dependant of course, including the Strahlhorn 4190m, Allallinhorn 4027m, Weissmies 4023m and the classic Lagginhorn 4010m.

Alpine Mountaineering Introduction Course – Gran Paradiso

The Gran Paradiso provides a great introduction to Alpine Mountaineering and your first 4000m peak.

Alpine Training – Arolla

This course is aimed at regular hill walkers who want to broaden their experience to include glacial regions of the Alps as well as those considering trips to the Greater Ranges.

Alpine Training – Chamonix

This is a good Course for the fit mountain walker/scrambler who wants to develop the skills to travel beyond the British mountains. You will be given instruction by our professional guides on the use of crampons and ice axe, glacial movement and crevasse rescue, rope work and the use of Alpine mountain huts.

Bernese Oberland – 4000m Peaks

The Course provides a magnificent week of Alpine mountaineering in the shadow of the Eiger and its great North Face. We aim to climb the Mönch, the Jungfrau, the Findsteraarhorn and possibly the Gross Grünhorn, all 4000m.

Classic Haute Route

Classed as one of the world’s greatest mountain journeys, the Classic Haute Route is a challenging, linear, high altitude trek that links two of Europe’s most famous mountains, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

Climb Swiss 4000m – Zermatt

The attractive resort of Zermatt nestles amongst many of the largest, most impressive mountains in the Alps including the Matterhorn. It provides an ideal base from which to tackle a variety of popular 4000m peaks.

Peaks of Zermatt Mountaineering

One of our most intensive Alpine weeks which gives the experienced mountaineer the opportunity to summit nine spectacular Alpine peaks over 4000m.

The Alpine Big Three

When you think of the Alps everyone’s dream is to climb the big three; the Eiger, the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. We have combined these and more into a two week adventure.

Mont Blanc Summit

This Course will recap on essential skills whilst undertaking a careful programme of acclimatisation. It will take in two peaks from Aiguille Rouge (2800m), Petit Fourche (3520m) and Aiguille du Tour (3554m) thus giving you the best possible chance of a successful ascent of Mont Blanc.

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Background information

Our Alpine Courses will provide you with the skills to travel beyond the British mountains, learn Alpine skills and gain confidence to join an expedition or book a more advanced Course.

Getting there

Prices exclude flights but relatively cheap flights are available to Geneva from where buses, trains, taxis and private transfers run regular services to Chamonix, Arolla and Saas Fee.

Accommodation

Valley accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival, with guiding starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning after your Course finishes. This is booked on a twin or double room basis; however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. Single rooms can be requested at an extra cost. Additional nights in valley hotels can be booked through Adventure Peaks at a preferential rate. When in the mountains, we use Alpine huts where rooms are normally on a dormitory style basis.

Inclusions

Our price includes instruction/guiding, Guides expenses, hut accommodation (half board) and valley accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

Exclusions

Transport to Course venue, insurance, all lunches and valley evening meals, telepheriques, transport during the Course and personal equipment.

Equipment

On booking we will send you an equipment list which contains plenty of information on the kit required. We have an extensive range of specialised equipment for hire which is also available for purchase following your course. We will deduct the hire cost from the second hand price.

A 15% discount is available off the RRP price on all equipment and clothing from the Adventure Peaks shop from the time of booking to 1 year from the date the course ends, (excludes maps, books electrical goods, courses, treks, expeditions and hire kit)

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Client Feedback

Dave M
Thanks. The enthusiasm of your staff and the guides was inspirational. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Robin was excellent. In a difficult position due to deteriorating weather did a fantastic job of making the most out of our trip.
Mont Blanc Summit

Tony B
Another excellent guide and another safe pair of hands to be in. Excellent results.
Alpine Training – Arolla

Gwen and Andy
Thank you, top course. Please pass on our thanks to Robin, a true inspiration. We booked a bit below our grade, thankfully Robin tailored the course to our needs. He was excellent.
Alpine Training – Arolla

Alan and Barbara
Just a line to let you know that I am back home after a great week in Arolla and a successful ascent of Mont Blanc. An experience that I will remember and treasure for ever. I would especially like to thank you for your patience, professionalism and care in arranging my travel itinerary which went like clockwork.
Alpine Training – Arolla

Sacit
I am back home safe and would like to take opportunity to thank you and Adventure Peaks for the wonderful experience. All the best.
Alpine Training – Chamonix

John
I found the course very good. Chris is very knowledgeable but most importantly explained why he trained the way he did. Chris was very supportive, but also challenged us to learnt, succeed and grow.
The safety and risk assessment was always exceptional. I never felt unsafe even when doing new activities that required my trust in Chris and the equipment.
Alpine Training – Chamonix