Dream of climbing the classic peaks of the Alps, sun kissed granite faces or technical mixed routes? Look no further!
Classic Summer Alpinism
From classic easy peaks to the hardest 4000ers in the Alps there is something for everyone. There is no better place than the European Alps to get a lot of high quality alpine climbing done in a short period of time. I have extensive knowledge of most major climbing destinations in the Alps. I also guide full time during the summer season meaning I always have up to date and intimate knowledge of current conditions. From the Matterhorn to the Eiger and Mont-Blanc to more obscure and remote peaks, I will work hard to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Prices start at 450 euros per day and vary according to group size and itinerary. Please contact me for more info.
Alpine Rock Climbing
Alpine rock climbing is one of favorite pastimes and the immaculate granite above Chamonix is truly world class. There are grades to suit everyone, from grade 4 scrambles to overhanging grade 7 splitter cracks. Climbing perfect golden granite above a magnificent glacier is not an experienced to be missed. There is nowhere like Chamonix for the accessibility of the climbing and the for the potential to climb high quality routes each day. I’ve also guided rock climbs all around the Alps, from the famous granite spires of the Salbitschen, to Val delle Orco, Piz Badile and some lesser known hidden gems. I keep myself in good rock climbing form and efficiently climb through 7a on alpine trad routes, so whether you are a novice or expert climber capable of following hard pitches, I will be able to pick a route to suit your needs.
Previous climbing experience necessary. Season typically runs from April to October.
Max ratio 2:1, prices start at 500 euros/day 1:1, 550 euros/day 2:1
Worldwide destinations available upon demand: Yosemite, Utah, Verdon, Kalymnos and anywhere else you can think of.
Instructional Courses and Performance Coaching
I’m passionate about passing on skills and knowledge to anyone who is motivated to learn. Whether you want to gain basic alpine skills to climb independently, or to focus on climbing performance I can tailor a course to your exact needs. From crevasse rescue to getting you leading on alpine terrain with close supervision, there is nothing I love more than coaching clients on an ongoing basis and helping people to push themselves and reach their potential.
Prices start at 450-500 euros/day and varying according to group size and requirements. Please contact me for a quote.
Chamonix Technical Ice and Mixed – Autumn, winter and spring seasons
The Mont-Blanc Massif is the ultimate playground for high quality and accessible alpine mixed routes. There are a lifetime of beautiful technical ice and mixed gullies with something to suit every level.
Max ratio 2:1
500 euro/day 1:1, 550 euros/day 2:1
Previous climbing experience necessary. Skis and some off-piste ski experience is very helpful in the winter season for getting to routes.
Example itineraries: North Face Tour Ronde, Vent du Dragon, Chérie, Gullotte Laifaille.
A beautiful and tranquil Italian village tucked away in the mountains, Cogne in the Italian Val d’Aosta (2 hours from Chamonix) is an ice climbing Mecca for all abilities. From the most classic grade 4s to overhanging mixed routes, Cogne has something for everyone from complete beginner to expert. Whether you would like some basic instruction or to tackle a more challenging route, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
There are also options for ice climbing in the Chamonix Valley itself depending on conditions.
Max 2:1, prices start at 500 euros/day 1:1, 550 euros/day 2:1
These are long, hard and committing routes. Only available to already strong and experienced climbers. I pride myself in maintaining a very high level of fitness and can offer guided climbs on the biggest and baddest classic faces of the Alps such as the Grand Jorasses, the Eiger and the Matterhorn north faces.
Prices available upon request.