Welcome to join our Women of Mountaineering Camp in Chamonix!
This is a weekend for beginners with some experience who know how to belay and intermediate climbers who would like to develop their skills and at the same time get to know new climbing partners and discover the mountains in Chamonix - one of the worlds best places for mountaineering!
Climbing in an alpine environment is a fantastic combination of physical challenge and nature experience. It requires skill in navigation, route selection and climbing skills. Alpine climbing involves climbing on rock, snow and ice, sometimes all at the same time. Together with certified guides you get to develop new skills on our clinics and learn together.
Training for mountaineering
Wilderness First Aid for climbers
Rock skills: Learn to lead
Rock skills: Multipitch climbing
Glacier skills: Crampon & ice axe techniques for different terrain
Glacier skills: Glacier travel
Glacier skills: Ice Anchors
Glacier skills: Crevasse rescue
Alpine skills: How to place gear
Alpine skills: How to build an anchor
Alpine skills: Rappelling
Alpine skills: Route finding
Travel day, arrival in Chamonix. You get to Chamonix on your own during the day and check into a hotel (check-in from 15:00). In the afternoon we can do a hike together to explore the area and strech our legs for those who have arrived. In the evening we host a welcome dinner for everyone at 19:00!
Today our clinics start! You will learn about navigation (including practical exercises), tour planning and get expedition skills. You will also learn about high altitude and training for mountaineering - and we will do a training session with our personal trainer!
Today we have clincis focusing on your rock skills. Learn how to lead climb and learn multipitch climbing. We also run a wilderness first aid for climbers clinic. After the clinics we climb together.
Today we focus on our glacier skills including crampon & ice axe techniques, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and building ice anchors. In the evening we can relax at the spa for those who want.
This day is all about alpine climbing. How to place gear, build anchors, rappel and route finding. Since it´s our last day we have a goodbye dinner in the evening together.
Travel day. You check out from the hotel at 10:00 at the latest and continue your adventure on your own. Maybe you found new climbing partners and want to stay in Chamonix and practice your skills after the camp?
Loan of necessary climbing equipment is included in the price. The following equipment is assigned to you by your mountain guide at the beginning of the course if you want to borrow:
• Alpine ice axe
• Screw carabiner
You need to have the following personal equipment with you, this is not included in the course fee.
• Boots to which crampons can be attached (ex La Sportiva Trango Tech or Scarpa Ribelle).
• Backpack, 30-40 litres
• Warm hat (which fits under a helmet)
• Underwear, shirt and pants (synthetic or wool, not cotton)
• Thinner fleece sweater
• Thin down jacket
• Wind and waterproof jacket (preferably shell jacket without lining)
• Wind and waterproof trousers (preferably shell trousers without lining)
• Hiking pants
• Thick gloves
• Thin gloves
• Snow locks (gaiters)
• Water bottle
• Sun protection
The following are good to have but not a must:
• Poles (telescopes that can be folded and attached to a backpack)
• Sun hat or cap
• Handkerchief (slightly larger can serve as sun protection for the neck/head)
Included in the price
• Four days with clinics by certifed guides (IFMGA & Mountain Leader)
• Hotel in Chamonix (shared room) five nights
• Welcome dinner
• Closing dinner
• Professionel photographer to document the trip
• Climate compensation
• Climbing gear to borrow
• Local transport with bus
• Travel to and from Chamonix
• Personal equipment, see the list above
• Lift card in case we use a lift
• Own insurance
• Drinks and food other then mentioned under included