Adventure Alpine

Chamonix and Pyrenees "Dragon" Trips
The trips are set using the traditional GR routes and travelling between camp sites, mountain refuges and wild camps as well as utilising traditional mountain villages and towns as bases for the expedition. The Chamonix Dragon starts and finishes in Chamonix Mont Blanc taking a variable route through the Massif des Aiguilles Rouges whereas the Pyrenees Dragon bases itself between Lescun and Gavarnie on the GR10 taking in Breche du Roland and Pic du Midi D'Ossau. Both trips include alpine meadows and passes but can also include technical sections including via ferrata and snow level cols if desirable.

Ecrins Escapades
Our Escapades Course is set in the Dauphine Ecrins Massif of France. The course aims to provide a variety of alpine adventure sports through the course of the week. The course is aimed at groups or individuals who wish a taste of adventure from alpine sports in the summer. Based from Ailfroide in the Ecrins Massif known for it's excellent weather the course encompasses rockclimbing, scrambling, glacier walking, alpine hut to hut tour, via ferrata and white water rafting. The rockclimbing is bolted and some of the most popular slabs and routes along with the via ferrata are to found only minutes walk from the roadside. After a taste of the rock during the first two days our efforts concentrate on the alpine glacier work and the use of these skills in a hut to hut tour taking in some smaller peaks along the Glacier Blanc. After three days in the mountains we return to our base to enjoy the sun, relax and prepare for our last day white water rafting down the River Durance.Courses run at Easter and in July/August/September for school or adult groups.

Raid Des Ecrins
Based in the Dauphine Ecrins Massif, this course is aimed at the more experienced climber. Taking in hut to hut travel and training on the Glacier Blanc routes such as Montagne les Agneaux, Barre Noire Coulouir and Barre des Ecrins are attempted according to ability of the group and weather conditions according to ability of the group and weather conditions. Courses run in July/August/September for individuals and adult groups.

Chamonix Alpinisme
The Alpinisme course is aimed at individuals wishing to improve their alpine skills and work towards a realistic goal during their stay in Chamonix - the centre of alpine climbing. The initial stages of the week are spent honing alpine skills of rope work, crampons, crevasse rescue and spending some time at altitude. This will also entail completing a route of a day's climbing at the most. The latter half of the week will be centred on the goal agreed by the clients and their guides. This is usually based upon the Mont Blanc Massif and the draw of Mont Blanc or some of the superb high alpine routes available from the valley and huts in the mountains. Our usual Mont Blanc route is from the Gouter Hut and other routes include the 3 Monts. Courses July/August/September. Individual or group bookings.

Haute Montagne Winter
For those wishing a winter alpine break we organise and guide ski mountaineering, off piste skiing, haute routes and ice climbing based in France during the winter season and Easter. Individuals or group bookings. Please ring for further details on this season's courses.

Further Alpine Course Information
Further details on all courses are available from the office. A proposed timetable is set for each course but given the fickle nature of alpine weather and group logistics we trust that clients will understand if the schedule changes slightly during the holiday. Our staff are able to look after your queries and problems during the courses and all parties are looked after by English speaking local IFMGA Mountain Guides or International Mountain Leaders. The price for the different courses differs also due to the inclusions of food, accommodation, uplifts and flights.