For any climber not already acclimatised, the challenges of these ascents can be greatly alleviated by spending just a bit more time climbing at altitude prior to your trip start date.
For this reason, you can schedule a two-day acclimatisation and re-familiarisation program that takes you on day climbs to high elevations on peaks that are easily accessible from Chamonix to kick-start your acclimatisation and get you out climbing before the main program begins.
You can use this option to extend, by 2 days, your 1:1 guided ascents or Private Instruction Course to give you a longer duration program for better results.
For the best outcomes, some climbers utilise this ‘pre-course’ option to extend their mountain time and give themselves more flexibility with weather contingency during the follow-on ascent or course.
The advantage you gain when you enhance your acclimatisation before embarking on one of the higher peaks in the Alps will be palpable. You will gain more opportunity to really enjoy your climb once your body has fully adjusted to the higher elevations.
Add to that, the benefit you get in this part of the program, as you utilise the time to get ‘back on your feet’ with your climbing and you will be fully sorted for the upcoming ascent. Your guide will be happy to work with you during this time to work on specific techniques or ascents of lower alpine routes.
Dates: on demand
Duration: 2 days / 2 nights
You can preview the trip notes for the Chamonix Pre-Trip Course and Acclimatisation Programme online or download a pdf by clicking on the links below:
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