The Alpine Big Three

The Alpine Big Three

From £5,950
Altitude 4,810m 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.

Dates & Prices

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DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
1st Jul 2023 - 12th Jul 2023 Spaces12 £5,950 Book Now
15th Jul 2023 - 26th Jul 2023 Spaces12 £5,950 Book Now
5th Aug 2023 - 16th Aug 2023 Spaces12 £5,950 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • 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

What's Excluded

  • Transport to Course Venue
  • Insurance
  • All lunches and valley evening meals
  • Telepheriques. Allow approx £150-200
  • Transport during the course
  • Personal equipment



It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK)  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler:  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine:  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance:  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard:  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.:  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag:  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK):  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins:  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International:  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number –



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