Alpine Introduction Course
This alpine introduction course is designed for newcomers to mountaineering and provides a solid basic foundation in high mountain skills, for snow, ice and rock, including crevasse rescue and navigation. We base the week in the Mont Blanc range that provides a stunning location and challenging climbs whilst undertaking the course. At the end of the trip we shall attempt an ascent on the Dome de Miage (3670m), which is a relatively straightforward climb on 40 degree ice and will be a good test of our recently acquired skills. This is a perfect introduction to alpine climbing and would be a great way to prepare for other expeditions in the Himalaya, South America or the Alps. After this course it is possible to add on a 3 day ascent on Mont Blanc (making a 10 day trip), please ask our staff for more details.
|DAY 1||Join Chamonix|
|DAYS 2/4||Commence glacier instruction and basic mountaineering skills|
|DAY 5||Ascend to Conscrit Hut|
|DAY 6||Ascend Dome de Miage (3670m), return to Chamonix|
|DAY 7||In Chamonix, trip concludes|