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Climb the highest summits of 5 Alpine nations culminating in the 4634m Dufourspitze - 2nd highest peak in the Alps

A mountaineering quest, a scenic road-trip and a chance to experience the full range of Alpine challenge from rock to high glacier

Led by Martin Moran



Moran Mountain's Alpine course business was sold to Frost Guiding Courses Ltd with effect from 1st September 2014.

This brought to an end our 30 year history of running courses in the Alps. We started in the summer of 1985 and quickly saw the potential for chalet-based courses offering full-board meals. We retained the format of good accommodation, home-cooking, social ambience and flexible itineraries ever since. In 1994 we moved our summer base from the Chamonix valley to the beautiful village of Evolène in the Valais Alps of Switzerland, and 2014 was our 20th consecutive season there.

Now Graham and Janine Frost are continuing our traditions as they develop their year-round business in ski-touring and alpinism in Evolène. Graham started his alpine guiding career as an aspirant with us 12 years ago and since then has been a regular guide with us every summer. Graham's long-proven mountain-guiding abilities and Janine's administrative skills are a winning combination.

We warmly recommend you to join Frost Guiding for your next Alpine mountaineering course

Frost Guiding runs a Full Program of Alpine Mountaineering Courses from Evolène, Switzerland. From Introduction courses to 1:1 guiding on the Eiger, Matterhorn and harder Alpine Routes....

“We promise to help you make the most of your time in the mountains – whatever your ability, and we have continued the traditions and high standards set by Martin Moran" : -

    • Comfortable, Fully-Catered Alpine Chalets
    • Experienced British Mountain Guides
    • Full time British Chalet Host / Chef
    • Stunning Swiss Mountains
    • Flexible Itineraries, and of course,
    • A keen Spirit of Adventure 

Summer 2017 courses are now available for booking including:-
 Eiger, MatterhornIntroductory Alpine Climbing, Italian Haute RouteMont Blanc, Swiss 4000’ers, Alpine North FacesSwiss Big Three and much more…       


New for 2017:

A harder 2:1 guided week for experienced intermediate mountaineers

Whatever your level of experience, we promise you an unforgettable mountain holiday!

Visit us at: frostguiding.co.uk


Alpine Preparation Week - 15th -21st Apr 2017

Designed for mountaineers who are planning a trip to the Alps later in the year, this course provides a thorough week of training and technical preparation, using our long experience of running ands guiding Alpine courses, with application of the techniques on some of our best local mountain routes. The week is run from our base in Strathcarron in the "Alpine" conditions of Scotland in early Spring. You can come on this course as an individual or group. The course will kick-start your Alpine ambitions and ensure you get the most from your Alpine climbing trips.

Skills covered: Snowcraft skills and crampon techniques; snow and ice belays; ropework systems for glacier travel and ridges; crevasse rescue; hoisting systems and self-rescue; movement skills on mixed terrain; abseil routines; routeplanning and assessment of snow conditions - coaching and practice on our local mountains supplemented by indoor seminars and lecture presentations.

Itinerary: Typical itinerary and venues:-

Day 1: Glen Shiel - South Cluanie Ridge: snowcraft, snow belays, short-roping and moving together systems on gully and ridge trerrain
Day 2: Cuillin Ridge, Skye: movement skills and ropework on rock and mixed ridges; with coaching of skills for traverses and descents:
Day 3: Rock crags, Applecross: crevasse rescue, hoisting and self-rescue training, multi-pitch abseil routines, rock belays
Day 4: Liathach, Torridon: Traverse of Northern Pinnacles applying all the skills required to tackle AD standard Alpine routes; crevasse rescue practice on snow. Day 5: Coire Lagan, Skye: round of the corrie, applying all the skills learnt on the earlier days

2017 Dates: 15-21 Apr (arr Sat dep Fri), Course ratio: 3:1 max

Price: £820

Price includes all Guiding, local Transport, up to 6 nights Full-board accommodation at Coulags Lodge

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