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Updated 8th Nov 2015

 For dates in the Alps in 2016 contact us for availability. We start our Summer
usually from the end of May, continuing until the end of September
and sometimes into October.
Our Alpine Autumn courses run from October into November.

 

Alpine guiding courses are booking for 2016 now. Call or email for details, or send an enquiry
using the
  Booking & enquiries  form. Mont Blanc ascents (group bookings catered for!),
the Matterhorn, Eiger, Alpine Introduction, Swiss 4000 metre peaks. Or if you have a general
request for Alpine Guiding, or need some advice, please let me know.

Accommodation in Saas Grund for Alpine clients is in the
Hotel Schoenblick

www.ferienhaus-schoenblick.ch   Saas Grund.

Visit the pages below for full details of our Alpine
courses for 2014.  Click on each
 button

Our
philosophy on Alpine Guiding

 

 

 

 

 

Our Alpine Courses.....

 

The Bosses Ridge on Mont Blanc, with the final slopes to the summit in the background, climbers clearly visible on the summit slopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Ridley on top of the Swiss summit of the Matterhorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us for details on the following courses -

# The Swiss Giants  for example Monte Rosa, the Dom, Dent Blanche

# The Classic 4000's  in Switzerland - for example the Nadelhorn, Weissmies, Rimpfishhorn, Alphubel.

# The Haute Route  from Chamonix to Zermatt: walkers route or traversing the glaciers & passes.

# The 'Big Two' - the Matterhorn & the Eiger.  

# An''Oberland Trilogy' - the South Ridge of the Eiger, The Jungfrau & the Monch


Autumn 2015 & SPRING 2016: Snowshoe ascents of the Allalinhorn, Breithorn, Weissmies, Strahlhorn,
Fluchthorn, La Luette, Pigne d'Arolla etc.  All equipment provided, all inclusive, 1050 per person
or reduced rates for groups. During the months of October & November the weather is often
settled, the mountains are empty, and we use the always-open 'Winter Rooms' in SAC huts.
These are warm, have plenty of blankets & wood-burning stoves for cooking & heating,
(and enough wood to last the Winter). Learning to walk with snowshoes is easy & great fun
& gets you up into empty mountains & stunning Autumn, early Winter and Spring scenery.

June 2011. On the Alphubel,
The Breithorn and Matterhorn
in the distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd November 2005
Daniel Saakes & Jonas de Vries,
using snowshoes to ascend the Pigne d'Arolla.
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27th September 2006
Peter & Dick Moon near the Brittania hut, Saas Fee,
wearing snowshoes. The Weissmies
 & the Lagginhorn in the background.

 

 

 

 

Rob Hammond, Lyndon Pinches & Winky using snowshoes, on the way to the Breithorn. November 23rd 2006. Mountainvision photo.

November 23rd 2006. Snowshoeing
on the Breithorn ascent.

 

 

 

 

Cooking in the Mischabel 'winter hut'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the North East Ridge of the Allalinhorn AD+

Photo courtesy of Robin Beadle, UIAGM Guide

 

Guiding PHILOSOPHY Alpine

Our philosophy in offering Alpine Guiding is very much to work with you in designing an itinerary which achieves
your Alpine ambitions. We do not do 'off the shelf' courses which follow a set and well trodden path.
Doing something different every week keeps the Guide interested as well! - and there is nothing so demoralising
to a party than a bored and disinterested Guide!

A lot of the fun is in the anticipation and the planning of a visit to the Alps. With the advent of email, it is easy to
communicate with us to help plan the holiday. If you do not have access to email, then a 'phone call or letter does
just as well, its just a bit less 'instant'.
Our job at this stage is to keep your ambitions under control, so that we do not commit ourselves to an
over-ambitious plan.

However, if you plan to spend some time with a partner before your attempt with us on the
Matterhorn or Mont Blanc, for example, then we can give suggestions for the best acclimatisation plan, gear, 
and 'mountainvisions'!