Chamonix Classics

Climb Mountains Not so the World Can See You, but so You Can See the World!
Six days of climbing featuring some of the best classic climbs of the Alps! An entire week will be tailored to the group's skill level, experience, and goals, working around conditions to ensure we get the best out of every day. Challenging exposed climbing, high altitude hikes, and fun local climbs are all part of the agenda.
Once settled in Chamonix, your professionally certified guide will ensure you have everything you need for a successful week of adventure. Small group ratios guarantee a positive and safe experience in the mountains. Most nights will be spent in Chamonix basking in the rich mountain’s town’s culture, in addition to one or two nights in mountain huts to maximize our climbing time.

The Goods

Length: 6 Days

Starting point: Chamonix

Summit Elevation: 4000+m

Season: June 1 - Semptember 31

Max Guide to Guest Ratio: 2:1

Style of climbing: Snow, Ice, Rock

Cost: €2,595


The six-day itinerary will vary based on conditions, group ability and goals. Below are a few examples of some of the objectives we can tackle during your stay!
Cosmique Aretes: A great introductory climb to warm up the arms! A moderate alpine ascent featuring mostly snow and rock, with a couple of strenuous mixed sections.
Aiguille d'Entrèves Traverse: A fun exposed rock route with excellent views of Mont Blanc.
Envers des Aiguilles: Translating to "the other side of the needles,” the Envers boasts superb multi-pitch climbing on granite.
Dent du Géant: The climb, as exceptional as its name “The Lion’s Tooth,” highlights the 4000s surrounding Mont Blanc. The beautiful rocky spire features challenging climbing with outstanding views of the surrounding massive summits.
Aiguilles Rouges: Extending northwest from Chamonix is some comfortable and fun granite multi-pitch rock climbing. The area offers a great reprieve for less committing days when weather impedes bigger objectives.
What's Included

What's included

  • Valley accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Mountain hut accommodation
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner in mountain huts
  • Transportation around Chamonix
  • Guide fees
  • Group equipment
Not Included

Not included

  • Travel to/from Geneva
  • First and last night's accommodation
  • Meals while in the valley
  • Personal gear rental (lots of affordable rental options in town!)
  • Drinks while in mountain huts (no running water in mountain huts, 1.5L = 5EU/7CAD)
  • Travel insurance
Gear list

Gear List

Personal Gear

  • Boots - full-leather or plastic mountaineering boots. If leather, they should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or equivalent
  • Lightweight thermal layers - top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
  • Climbing/hiking pants - nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood - Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight outer layer waterproof pants - Gore-Tex style
  • Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1)
  • Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1)
  • Gloves (medium weight) - wool or poly-pro (2 pair)
  • Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best ) (2 pair)
  • Socks - wool or synthetic blend
  • Toque/warm hat - wool or fleece (1)

Mic Gear

  • Sunglasses - 1005 UV block (1pr)
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Sunscreen - minimum spf30
  • Water bottles/hydration system - minimum 1 litres
  • Small "thermos" for hot drinks (optional)
  • Summit / Day-pack - 15-40 litres capacity (optional, your big backpack can also work as a Summit pack)
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Personal first aid kit (blister kit, medication, earplugs)
  • Gaiters (1 pair)
  • Knife - Swiss army style
  • Hand sanitizer

Technical Gear

  • Ice axe and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness - seat harness only.
  • Helmet
  • Glacier Travel Kit
  • Crampons - adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Walking pole(s) - Optional

Group Gear - Provided by Altus

  • Compass and map
  • GPS
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rope & technical gear

Is this for you?

  • Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside.
  • Have top-roped 5.6 as a minimum
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 8 hours
  • Likes being outside
Booking Policy

*This trip has a unique payment policy.

When making a booking

Greater than 30 days from the start date

  • A 50% deposit is required to secure your guides and or trip. The remaining trip cost is due 30 days before the trip date. 

Less than 30 days from the start date

  • The trip cost must be paid in full

Please take a moment to read and understand our policies before booking! Booking, payment, cancellation and weather policies, as well as FAQ, may be found here.

Scheduled Trip Dates

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Custom Dates

Custom dates and durations available upon request!


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