Alpine Skills Training 

Are you looking to develop your mountaineering skills to travel beyond the British mountains? A training week in the Alps will give you the skills you need to get started. Your week will be based in either the Chamonix Valley or Arolla, Switzerland. It includes 6 full days in the mountains, with some nights spent in alpine mountain huts. 

You will be given instruction by Rob, a highly experienced professional guide, on the use of:

  • crampons and ice axe
  • glacial movement and crevasse rescue
  • ropework

To put your new skills into practice, you will tackle a number of stunning alpine summits.


Alpine Training - Chamonix

This week is ideal if you are a fit mountain walker and scrambler.  You will be introduced to Alpine Climbing Grades Peu Difficile (PD) and Assez Difficile (AD).

During your week training with Rob, your target summits may include  Peaks of the Aiguille Rouge, Aiguilles Crochues (2837m), Aiguille du Tour (3554m), the Arete des Cosmiques and Mont Blanc du Tacul (4248). Guide Ratio 1:2

Vallee Blanche above Chamonix


Alpine Introduction - Arolla

If you are a regular hill walker, the area around Arolla provides some of the best introductory mountains in the Alps. You will be introduced to the Alpine Climbing Grade Peu Difficile (PD), the easiest of all the Alpine Grades.

In the course of the week you will climb Pigne d'Arolla (3796m) and Mont Blanc de Cheilon (3870m). Guide Ratio 1:3 


Cabane des Dix (2928m) above Arolla


Mont Blanc Extension

When you have completed your Alpine Introductory or Training Course, why not extend your stay to attempt Mont Blanc?

You will extend your stay by 4 days, which includes 3 mountain days. Guide Ratio 1:2


To discuss your preferred itinerary, including dates and prices please fill in the Booking Enquiry Form or email 

 Please note - all itineraries may be liaible to change at short notice due to weather and mountain conditions. Rob is passionate about the mountains and helping you develop your mountain skills.

You can rest assured that he will do his utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable and rewarding experience in the Alps.


Check out the locations on Google Maps below - select Terrain view to see contours.

View Cabane des Dix in a larger map

Available dates - Summer 2017

Check Rob's Calendar HERE 


See slideshow of photos

Alpine Skills Week 


 What Rob's clients say

"When considering the Alps one has to not only consider the appropriate routes but also the guide. We were fortunate to have Rob Wills.

"Rob's extensive experience, not only ensured we were safe, but also helped us select the routes that would push us a little and extend our experience too, without putting us in excessive amounts of danger. We felt very safe in Rob's hand and had great time.

"We would thoroughly recommend Rob as a guide."

Shane Siggins & Rachel Daly. Mont Blanc du Tacul



From first steps to the biggest objectives, a British Mountain Guide is an expert in techniques and safety, and a reliable companion for your adventures.

Mont Blanc summit