The Alpine Big Three

Altitude: 4810m | Grade: Advanced | 12 Mountain Days | Guide ratio 1:2 and 1:1


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. The Alpine Big Three course is ideal for those with some previous Alpine and Rock Climbing experience. If you have no previous mountaineering experience, we recommend that you join one of our Alpine Introductory Courses before attempting this challenge.

Mont Blanc 4810m

We may ascend by either the Gouter Route or the 3 Monts route over Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit from the Col du Midi (Alpine Grade PD/PD+). Both offer a great challenge and spectacular views. Spaces at the Mont Blanc huts fill up very quickly, so please book early to secure your place.

Eiger 3970m

Mittellegi Ridge D or South Ridge AD. The Mittellegi or South Ridge routes can be taken according to conditions however the plan would be to ideally traverse the mountain via the two ridges, up the Mittellegi Ridge and down the South Ridge. The Eiger is the lowest but the most technical of the Alpine Big Three.

Matterhorn 4476m

Hornli Ridge AD- or SW Italian Ridge AD. We usually climb the iconic Hornli Ridge AD- from Zermatt but sometimes may choose to climb the SW Italian Ridge AD from Cervinia.

Please note the exact programme may vary according to hut availability and the prevailing conditions.

Trip dossier

The Alpine Big Three

  • Instruction / guiding (12 mountain days)
  • Guides expenses
  • Hut accommodation (half board) and valley hotel accommodation on a B+B basis
  • 15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at our Adventure Peaks shops
  • Transport to Course Venue
  • Insurance
  • All lunches and valley evening meals
  • Telepheriques. Allow approx £150-200
  • Transport during the course
  • Personal equipment

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
2nd Jul 2022 - 16th Jul 2022
16th Jul 2022 - 30th Jul 2022
6th Aug 2022 - 20th Aug 2022
1st Jul 2023 - 8th Jul 2023
15th Jul 2023 - 22nd Jul 2023
5th Aug 2023 - 12th Aug 2023