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Alps Courses

Saturday July 31st 2021 will see us return to the French and Swiss Alps under UK Amber conditions (currently a minimum of 5 days home quarantine on return, although this may yet improve if you have been double vaccinated).

Here is a selection of our popular Alpine Courses:

Alpine Introduction Training in Arolla – Switzerland

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. No previous experience with crampons and ice axe is required. Our base for this Alpine Training Course is in the Swiss Alpine village of Arolla, which provides some of the best introductory mountains in the Alps. They have everything to offer close at hand: rock, glaciers, ice, brilliant scenery and peaks such as La Luette (3548m), the Pigne d’Arolla (3796m), La Eveque (3716m) and Mont Blanc de Cheilon (3870m). Arolla is a very cost effective base as there are no extra costs for lifts or cable cars.

Read more and book here:  https://www.adventurepeaks.com/shop/alpine-training-arolla/

Saas Fee 4000m Peaks – Switzerland

Suitable for novice Alpinists with some winter walking experience.

We will climb no fewer than four Alpine 4000m peaks in the Saas Fee 4000m Peaks week. This is weather dependant of course, and may include the Strahlhorn 4190m, Allallinhorn 4027m, Weissmies 4023m and the classic Lagginhorn 4010m. All combine to give superb views across to Mont Blanc, the Monta Rosa and the Bernese Oberland – the home of the Eiger and Jungfrau. Suitable for novice Alpinists with some winter walking experience.

Read more and book your place: https://www.adventurepeaks.com/shop/saas-fee-4000m-peaks/

Alpine Introduction Training in Chamonix – France

This Chamonix Alpine Training Course is a good option 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. You will tackle a number of stunning Alpine summits such as the Tête Blanche (3429m), Aiguille du Crochues and Aiguille du Tour (3554m) and then a 4000m Peak maybe attempted including one of the following:

  • Dent du Geant (4,013m)
  • Aiguille Verte (4,121m)
  • Mont Blanc du Tacu (4248m)

Read more and book here: https://www.adventurepeaks.com/shop/alpine-training-chamonix/

Peaks of Zermatt – Switzerland

One of our most intensive Alpine weeks, the Peaks of Zermatt course gives the experienced mountaineer the opportunity to summit nine spectacular Alpine peaks over 4000m. This course is ideal for those who have completed an Alpine introductory week or have previous Alpine experience. We will aim to summit: Breithorn (4164m), Castor (4221m), Naso (4272m), Corno Nero (4322m), Balmhorn (4167m), Vincent Pyramide (4215m), Ludwigshoehe (4341m), Parrospitze (4432m), Punta Gnifetti (4554m).

Read more and book here:  https://www.adventurepeaks.com/shop/peaks-zermatt-mountaineering-switzerland/

Bernese Oberland 4000m Peaks – Switzerland

The Bernese Oberland 4000m Peaks 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. Throughout the week you will stay as high as possible using some of the excellent mountain huts in this region.

Read more and book your place:  https://www.adventurepeaks.com/shop/bernese-oberland-4000m-peaks/

Please note we will not be operating Mont Blanc in 2021 due to the restrictions on the Alpine Huts.

Alice Chivers

About Alice Chivers

Alice has travelled extensively including trekking in Nepal, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa and Peru. She is a keen rock climber and mountain biker and loves to be out in the Lakes whenever she can. Alice organises our Treks and Alpine Courses, and is responsible for all of our School groups.

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