The base of mountaineering

The base of mountaineering

Do you dream of one day exploring breathtaking alpine landscapes off the beaten track? The SAFETY ACADEMY's basic mountaineering course is the perfect way to get started. The aim of this course is to teach you the basic climbing and movement techniques you'll need to venture into the mountains. After gaining a good understanding of mountain hazards, you'll learn how to anticipate potential risks and react effectively. We focus in particular on the choice of equipment and safety aspects, as well as the knots that are useful for mastering the most diverse situations. We'll help you to become more at ease on difficult terrain, so that eventually you'll be able to get around the mountains on your own. Travelling in unmarked terrain and crossing névés are other important aspects of our training. You'll discover the basics of cliff climbing and learn to negotiate easy sections wearing hiking boots. Finally, the content is rounded off by instruction in belay techniques for difficult cliff passages. The SAFETY ACADEMY courses are the ideal training before embarking on independent alpine outings, so that hiking on cabled paths is no longer a problem.
Massif des Aravis
3 days
Next training :From 31 May To June 2, 2024
Price per person, from 4 participants3 daysInformation at +33 450 57 82 59
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The base of mountaineering

The base of mountaineering


The course content includes climbing and descending in rugged terrain, basic climbing techniques, progressing on roped routes, braking falls in névé, planning hikes, mastering equipment and knots, and protecting nature.

Techniques for moving around on cliffs and névés

Belay and climbing techniques in an alpine environment

Climbing with hiking boots

Assessment of alpine hazards

Guiding the rope and progressing through difficult passages

Recognising and using anchor points

Setting up belays and abseiling

Planning outings

If conditions allow, training on névés (use of ice axe, moving technique, braking techniques)


Good to know about the training
The base of mountaineering

The price include
Supervision for 3 days by a mountain guide.
Loan of equipment (harness, helmet, crampons and ice axes) according to availability.
The price doesn't include
Accommodation, meals and other expenses.
Transport to the meeting point.
Transport during the course is by car pooling between participants.
Required gear
30-40 litre rucksack
Cramponable mountaineering boots
Warm, windproof clothing
Climbing shoes

Of course, if you don't have all the equipment, we can lend or hire it out, subject to availability.
Time and meeting place
Your guide will contact you to confirm the exact time and place of the meeting on Day 1, but in general the meeting is scheduled for around 8.30am on Day 1 and the course finishes around 3-4pm on Day 5.
Required level
You must be capable of at least level 4 rock climbing, be in good physical condition for 4 to 5 hour hikes and not be overweight. You must already have completed the "Basic rock climbing" and "Basic big-pitch climbing" courses or have experience of big-pitch rock climbing.
A tout moment, le guide se réserve le droit de modifier ou d’interrompre le programme pour des raisons météorologiques ou pour cause de niveau technique ou physique insuffisant des participants, ou pour des raisons liées à la sécurité.
Stage axé sur l’apprentissage et la pédagogie.
Petit groupe pour un enseignement de qualité et un maximum de sécurité (6 personnes maximum par guide).
Une capacité d’adaptation à votre niveau et à vos envies.
Le stage se déroulera danùs le massif des Aravis et le guide pourra vous communiquer le refuge qui sera à réserver par vos soins en fonction des conditions météo (prévoir environ un budget de 70€/pers/jour en formule demi-pension)
Stage confirmé à partir de 4 participants - Jusqu'à 6 participants / 1 guide de haute montagne.

Activities guides The base of mountaineering

Jérémy Janody
Rock climbing
Ski Touring
Via Ferrata
Ice Climbing
Team Bulding
Security training
Ski Freeride
Children and teens
Jérémy Janody

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