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May through August
Geneva, Switzerland is 1 hour away
The world-famous Chamonix is an essential stop on any rock climber’s journey. Situated in the French Alps just north of Mont Blanc, the Chamonix area houses over 27 monumental peaks just begging to be conquered. The mountains are high, the rock is compact, the granite is superb, and you have miles upon miles of gneiss at your disposal. From long multi-pitch climbs to high-quality sport climbing and bouldering routes, Chamonix has something for everyone. And for those seeking to take their first steps in the world of climbing, you can’t go wrong with one of the greatest climbing areas in the world. Learn to identify and use climbing equipment, develop efficient cliffside movement, and master techniques such as abseiling and belaying in the stunningly beautiful heart of the Alps. Find out more about alpine climbing in Chamonix from Perica Levatic, an avid climber and co-founder of 57hours.
Hone your skills on high-quality compact granite and gneiss
Experience the amazing nature and majestic views in the French Alps
Master the fundamentals of rock climbing in the stunning Chamonix
I’ve recently spent a week with Mike in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. This is now the third trip we have climbed together and as always was a great experience.
The reason I hire Mike is that I know I am guaranteed a full week of climbing and learning. If the weather is bad in one area we move to another and always have plans a,b,c & d (which are all good plans) I always learn a bucket load of new skills and take away lots from the experience.
One thing that does stand out is the passion for the Mountains, Mountain life, and the willingness to share the experience which is what I myself thrive on.
Keep up the good work, Mike!
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Chamonix, France, please refer to France Diplomacy’s advice for travelers and foreign nationals and the Chamonix COVID-19 sanitary rules.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Chamonix has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Climbing days in Chamonix can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Chamonix, most people fly into Geneva International Airport 1.5 hours away from Chamonix. From there, you can rent a car or take a bus, shuttle service, rideshare or train to Chamonix.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop in Chamonix or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.