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What’s included

  • Qualified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Guide ratio of up to 4:1
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option).
  • Transfer from Geneva airport to Saas Grund and return by minibus (single transfer timed to coincide with the main group's arrival/departure)
  • Hotel accommodation in Saas Grund at Schönblick on a half board basis
  • Accommodation in Hohsaas Hut on Day 3 with breakfast and evening meals included
  • Hire of equipment (climbing harness, crampons, helmet, prussic loops and karabiners)
  • Lift passes in the Saas Grund Valley
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds.

Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering Trekking Peaks

Trekking Peak

Switzerland, Swiss Alps | Trekking Peak

New for 2017
Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering
Expedition Grade

Suitable for those with strenuous trekking experience in high mountain environments.

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Grade: Expedition Grade ? Expedition Grade
Duration:  5 days from the UK  Activities on: 3 days

Flight inclusive from £1,105,
Land only from £875

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Three action-packed days of expert guided Alpine adventure with glacier skills training, via ferrata and an ascent of a beautiful 4,000m peak.

Highlights

  • An alpine skills training day on a glacier to learn or refresh basic snow and ice skills
  • A day of via ferrata on the Jegihorn with easy scrambling and spectacular wire bridge crossings
  • A night in the Hohsaas mountain hut with its spectacular views of the Monte Rosa range
  • A magical alpine sunrise on an ascent of the classic 4,017m Weissmies

Reviews          

This alpine mountaineering adventure is a great experience for those looking to learn, or refresh, their skills/experience with crampons and ice axes. It's an amazing action-packed short trip, packing in an exciting via ferrata and a climb of a stunning 4,000m peak.
Niki Morgan, Operations Manager

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Based in a welcoming hotel in the picturesque Swiss village of Saas Grund this short, yet action-packed adventure, begins with a skills day set high on the Trift Glacier learning or refreshing crampons and ice-axe skills, moving over glaciated terrain whilst roped up, and finishing with some exciting real crevasse rescue practice. This is followed by a via ferrata ascent of the Jegihorn, combining easy scrambling with wire ladders and spectacular wire bridge crossings.

Acclimatised and with mountaineering skills fully refreshed, we ascend to the impressively located Hohsaas mountain hut from where we make an ascent of the Weissmies, 4,017m/13,179ft. Putting our Alpine skills into action, we set off before first light, cross a glacier and climb steadily to reach the summit where we enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic views.

Led by Kevin O’Neale, a fully qualified and highly experienced British mountain guide, this introductory weekend is suitable for the mountaineering novice or those whose skills are a little rusty. It’s also ideal preparation for taking on a more challenging trekking peak such as Mont Blanc in the Alps, Mera Peak in Nepal or Stok Kangri in Ladakh.


At a glance

Grade: Expedition Grade
Expedition Grade

Duration:  5 days from the UK  Activities on: 3 days

Max. Altitude: 4,017m/13,179ft, Weissmies, Day 3

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 8

Land only joining city: Geneva

Accommodation types: Hotel, Mountain Hut

Meal arrangements: Breakfast and dinner included, lunches at own expense.

Leader: Kevin O’Neale
Kevin O’Neale

Kevin O'Neale qualified as a British Mountain Guide in 1992. It is the highest internationally recognised qualification for instruction and guiding in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and off-piste skiing and ski touring - the coveted IFMGA carnet. It is recognised throughout the mountain world as your guarantee of their professional training and competence in all aspects of mountaineering and client care. Kevin also possesses the Mountaineering Instructors Certificate – M.I.C – the highest UK qualification in Mountaineering. He has been an instructor and mountain guide in the UK since 1978, having worked in North Wales, the Lake District, the Swiss and French Alps, as well as the Highlands of Scotland, and the Indian and Nepal Himalaya since then. He has based himself in Saas Grund and the Swiss Alps from 1994 to the present.



Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering Itinerary

DayActivity
1
Fly to Geneva. Minibus (one transfer timed to coincide with our flights) transfer to Saas Grund. Evening introductory meeting with the group and leader.
2
Ecole du Glace skills training on the Trift Glacier. Overnight Saas Grund.
3
Jegihorn Via Ferrata. Summit the Jegihorn (3,200m), and descend to Hohass hut.
4
A pre-dawn start to ascend the Weissmies (4,017m). Descend to Saas Grund.
5
Minibus transfer to Geneva airport (one transfer timed to coincide with our flights).

2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Thu 24 Aug - Mon 28 Aug 2017Available£875 Book£1105 Book

2018

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Wed 13 Jun - Sun 17 Jun 2018Available£875 BookContact us
Thu 23 Aug - Mon 27 Aug 2018Available£875 BookContact us

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £35
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £65
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What’s included

  • Qualified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Guide ratio of up to 4:1
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option).
  • Transfer from Geneva airport to Saas Grund and return by minibus (single transfer timed to coincide with the main group's arrival/departure)
  • Hotel accommodation in Saas Grund at Schönblick on a half board basis
  • Accommodation in Hohsaas Hut on Day 3 with breakfast and evening meals included
  • Hire of equipment (climbing harness, crampons, helmet, prussic loops and karabiners)
  • Lift passes in the Saas Grund Valley
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds.

What’s not included

  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Mountaineering boots - these can be hired locally for approximately £35


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Comprehensive introduction to mountaineering          

This alpine mountaineering adventure is a great experience for those looking to learn, or refresh, their skills/experience with crampons and ice axes. It's an amazing action-packed short trip, packing in an exciting Via Ferrata and a climb of a stunning 4,000m peak.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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