In the heart of winter, conditions are often very settled for winter alpinism. In Chamonix, thanks to cable cars, one is really quickly away from the madding crowds. Ascend a snow couloir or an ice goulotte is a beautiful way to discover the mountains.


The best classic routes to discover:

1 guide for 2 persons
Period: from December till June depending on the conditions.
Level: good cramponing technique and good physical conditions
Possible climbs: Cosmique Ridge, North face of Aguille de Toule, Cosmique Goulotte .

Price :  From 450 € on

Classic goulottes:

1 guide for 2 persons
Level: very good cramponing technique (grade 4 ice), very good physical conditions.
Possible climbs: Gabarou-Albinoni Goulotte, North face de Tour Ronde, Ravanel Frendo at the Grands Montets, Mont Blanc du Tacul Triangle …

Big Alpine winter climbs:

In winter some of the guides of our bureau will climb with their clients big alpine routes. Come and discuss about that with us. Ex: North face of the Droites, North face of the Courtes, Aiguille Verte, North couloir des Drus, Grd Pilier d’Angle…


You are especially drawn to snow and ice climbs. The early season appears to have especially good snow and ice conditions in the high mountains, be it either snow ridges, ice gullies or north faces. The AIGMB guides are keen to help you fulfil your ambitions. We run two levels of mountaineering courses. A beginner mountaineering and an advanced mountaineering course. Both courses are aimed to give maximum emphasis on confidence building and safety on mixed terrain.
Program : Ice and snow lessons, then climbs according to conditions at the time, your standard and your aspirations.
Examples for beginners: Petite Verte, Tour Ronde, Tête Blanche, Traversée Dômes de Miage …
For advanced : Triangle du Tacul, Goulotte Chéré, Face Nord de Tour Ronde…
Dates : 5 days (from monday to saturday). Every week from beginning of june until mid-july, and according to condition and snowing up.
Price :  From 1480 € / pers.