If none of the courses offered match your specific aspirations, or you would simply like to do something different, we can design a custom programme for you. This could range from a single day of mountaineering training and glacier safety for beginners, through to two weeks of private guiding on more varied and technical Alpine peaks for more experienced alpinists.

Price on request


Guiding ratio 1:1 - 1:8

The route

Private guiding can encompass anything that you aspire to in the mountains: skills training, alpine mountaineering, rock climbing, mixed climbing, valley ice climbing or technical north faces. A custom and progressive itinerary can be designed to match your abilities and ambitions.



As the course is customised to your experience and ability, the only suitability requirement is to be reasonably fit and motivated to get out into the mountains!

From first-time mountaineers to accomplished alpinists, we can design a programme to match your aspirations.


A booking for private guiding can be made for groups from 1-8 in number, and for any type of mountaineering training and guiding. Please enquire for further details.

What's included?


  • IFMGA Mountain Guide(s)
  • Arrangement of mountain huts for the course itinerary
  • Provision of group safety equipment for the days on the mountain
  • Local travel to complete the course itinerary
  • Uplift costs for your Mountain Guide (Chamonix valley area only)
  • Assistance in arranging local accommodation

Not included

  • Travel to and from Chamonix
  • Accommodation in the valley
  • Cables cars and uplift costs (including for your Mountain Guide outside of the Chamonix valley area)
  • Personal mountaineering equipment (which can be hired at the prices detailed below)
  • Half board accommodation for our nights in mountain huts (including for your Mountain Guide)
  • Insurance

Equipment hire

Ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet can be provided for a hire fee of £10 per day. Mountaineering boot hire can be arranged with Snell Sports in Chamonix.