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Europe Ascents Week

Clouds fill the Chamonix Valley in the European Alps

Whether you have a specific objective in mind, want to climb where conditions are best or simply escape from the crowds—the personalised guiding service on our Europe Ascents Week gives you the ultimate flexibilty to decide!

The European Alps sport a profusion of remarkable mountain ranges, with countless peaks and climbing routes from the popular 'classics' to virtually unknown gems. Our Europe Ascents Week allows you to tailor your time in the mountains to suit your own goals, whether it be a hankering to tick off some of Europe's iconic routes, challenge yourself to a technical climb or escape the crowds on a lesser-known climb.

The personalised guiding service of an Ascents Week allows the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time in the mountains. Unfettered by a fixed itinerary, climb according to the conditions which are best at the time of your visit, discuss with your guide the types of routes and summits that appeal to your desires and embark on an adventure to discover the best of the European Alps.

  • Climb peaks at your level all week
  • Technical, snow & ice, alpine rock—you choose!
  • Departures available from France or Switzerland

Trip Level

Trip Level

Any

Elevation

Elevation

4,500m/14,764ft

Duration

Duration

7 days

Location

Location

France or Switzerland

ITINERARY
DAY 0

Arrive in Chamonix or Lauterbrunnen, hotel night

DAY 1

Meet your guide and discuss climbing options, gear check with afternoon skills revision, hut night

DAY 2

Warm up/acclimatisation climb, hut night

DAY 3

Ascent #1/Weather day, hut night

DAY 4

Ascent #2/Weather day, hut night

DAY 5

Ascent #3/Weather day, hut night

DAY 6
Ascent #4/Weather day. Descend to Chamonix or Lauterbrunnen, hotel night
DAY 7

Trip ends, depart Chamonix or Lauterbrunnen

Europe Ascents Week

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
May - Oct 2024 €5,450 EUR $ Book Now
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Prefer to focus on skills? Check out our Europe Private Instruction Course

PREPARE

Fitness

To make the most of your climbing experience we encourage you to work on your fitness before the trip. You will find that training on hills with a +10kg pack is the best preparation for the mountains, to build your endurance. We recommend training programmes tailored to mountaineering such as those from Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

The Ascents Week can be tailored to any climbing ability.  You may have the opportunity to develop additional skills before the trip commences. Rope skills can be learned through local alpine clubs or climbing gyms. Previous rock or alpine climbing experience will allow you to gain even more from the trip.

Climbers descending Mont Blanc du Tacul
Why Adventure Consultants?

We offer focused guide attention to ensure consistency across the program. Whilst other operators combine you with large groups on training days we know your safety will be better protected and the learning progressions will be enhanced with the attentive care of your guide and smaller guide to climber ratios.

Adventure Consultants guides are BMG/NZMGA and / or IFMGA-UIAGM qualified mountain guides. They are professional mountaineers and operate to the highest industry standards. Being a technically proficient climber alone is not enough to work with us; our standards demand that trip leaders are great guides as well. You will find your guide friendly, approachable and focused on providing a safe and enjoyable trip in line with your objectives and comfort level.

Success with the highest margin of care is always a hallmark of our approach; promoting the realisation that even extreme pursuits such as high altitude mountaineering can be undertaken safely.

Adventure Consultants only employs IFMGA qualified guides for European ascents and courses and this is the only certification that is recognised in the French Alps. In order to gain these qualifications guides must undergo rigorous training and assessment on climbing skills, instructional skills, avalanche training and assessment, wilderness first aid, rescue training and much more. The qualification takes many years to attain and ensures you are getting a world class professional service.

Climbing Tour Ronde on the Europe Ascents Week
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Qualified mountain guide
  • Group technical equipment
  • Lift passes as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Hut accommodation as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation on a B&B basis during trip dates as specified on the schedule, including first / last night of your trip
  • Local ground transport as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast & dinner during mountain component of course/trip.
Spectacular climbing in the European Alps

Some of the world's most spectacular climbing, in the world's most accessible mountain range.

GALLERY
Climbing Cosmiques route

With an enormous number of objectives, the Europe Ascents Week is suitable for climbers at any level of their mountaineering career.

Our Team
Jon Bracey
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European Chief Guide
Sandy Allan
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IFMGA Mountain Guide
Suze Kelly
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AC Director/Europe Specialist
Panorama of the Dent du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif

"Adventure Consultants are simply fantastic! 100% professional and supportive from start to finish, I always felt confident that I would learn and grow without being pushed too far. I cannot recommend you all highly enough team!"

Brydie Ockwell, New Zealand
Aguille des Glaciers

"The logistics were really good, even up until a few days before when the weather was changeable the programme was changing to accommodate this and ensure a great trip."

Nicky Ironside, United Kingdom
Traversing the spectacular Aguille d'Entreves

"Yes I would, AC has a sterling reputation and why that is was made apparent before and during my trip. The level of organisation and quality of the guide were both excellent."

Robert Smith, United Kingdom
Ladder crossing on Island Peak summit day

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