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Alpine Guiding and courses

Apline WinterOur Alpine courses run through winter, spring and summer. Nornally based from Chamonix, France. This world renowned village is  centrally located for the European Alps and we can travel effeciently to make forays in the Swiss, Italian and French alps.

We offer ski-mountaineering, Vallee Blanche ski and walking trip,  general mountaineering, summit ascents of many peaks including the 4000 m summits such as Mont Blanc and Monta Rosa.

We offer private guiding during the main season.

Alpine Summer

Alpine climbingFor so many years now we have been running our successful Alpine courses . These are based from Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France and include adventures to the Swiss and Italian Alps. Much of our work now has evolved into private guiding where we guide private individuals and groups.

For Alpine mountaineering we base ourselves in the French village of Chamonix at various times throughout the year. Chamonix is a bustling mountain town , regarded as the main centre of European alpinism and well worth a visit. Its world leading network of cable cars, mountain railways and mountain huts allows quick access to the high summits.  All this makes Chamonix an ideal mountaineering base, with its good road and rail links to Switzerland and Italy allowing us to guide in all Alpine areas. Geneva airport has many international flights and is about one hour’s drive time away. Lyon, Grenoble and  Milan Airport are also well serviced by many of the world’s favourite airlines and while further away is still not too far a drive.

We offer walking, mountaineering, rock climbing, technical alpine climbing, ice climbing, off-piste skiing and ski mountaineering trips depending on conditions and the time of year. We  regularly guide Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and Gran Paridiso and of course many other mountains and technical routes in between. The area has also good access to wonderful rock climbing crags and a profusion of walking trails.

All our Team Ascent mountain guides are qualified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides and for all our other walking trips that avoid high mountain glaciers you will be led by qualified International Mountain Leaders.

Alpine SkiingSkiing Courses

Our ski mountaineering programme runs every year.
 Typical trips include: Haute Route – Chamonix to Zermatt.
Bernese Oberland tour and summits.
Zermatt tour and Summits.
Day tours and specific private objectives.


Team Ascent endeavour to provide qualified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides and we guide worldwide. We run courses for Beginners, Intermediate clients and Groups.