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Alpine Guiding and courses

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

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

We also offer private guiding.

Alpine Summer

Alpine climbingFor many years now we have been running our successful Alpine courses. 

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.

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 Paradiso and of course many other mountains and technical routes in between. The area also has good access to wonderful rock climbing crags and a profusion of walking trails.

Our mountaineering courses are led by qualified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides and for all our other walking trips, such as Tour de Mont Blanc, which do not cross high mountain glaciers, you will be led by either qualified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides or 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 provide qualified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides and we guide worldwide. We run courses for beginners, intermediate clients and groups.