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Climbing

Intermediate

VERTICAL BIO DIVERSITY

When we rock climb or practice alpinism, we are not alone up there! In fact we are moving through ecological habitats that harbor unique plant and animal life, specifically adapted to the demands of living on a cliff face 24/7. While out in the field moving through alpine terrain, the goal of the clinic will be to learn about some of the cool species that we can encounter when climbing above Chamonix, and also discuss best practices for ensuring co-existence between climbers and fragile high mountain biodiversity.

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BETA LT JACKET WOMEN'S

BETA LT JACKET WOMEN'S

Full protection in a lightweight (LT), versatile, comfortable GORE-TEX shell. Beta Series: All round mountain apparel. | LT: Lightweight.

ATOM HOODY MEN'S

ATOM HOODY MEN'S

Light, versatile synthetically insulated hoody works as a midlayer and standalone. Atom Series: Synthetic insulated midlayers. *The Atom Hoody was previously the Atom LT Hoody.

NORVAN LD 3 GTX SHOE

NORVAN LD 3 GTX SHOE

Lightweight, supportive GORE-TEX shoe for lasting comfort on extended trail runs.

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TRAD CLIMBING
TRAD CLIMBING

Climbing

TRAD CLIMBING

  1. Fri
  2. Sat
  3. Sun

Full day

Advanced

ROCK CLIMBING SAFETY WITH LA CHAMONIARDE 2 DAYS
ROCK CLIMBING SAFETY WITH LA CHAMONIARDE 2 DAYS

Climbing

ROCK CLIMBING SAFETY WITH LA CHAMONIARDE 2 DAYS

  1. Sat to Sun

2 Full days

Intermediate

ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE
ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE

Climbing

ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE

  1. Fri
  2. Sat
  3. Sun

Full day

Advanced

ROCK CLIMBING BOLTED AND TRAD WITH ALEX LUGER 2 DAYS
ROCK CLIMBING BOLTED AND TRAD WITH ALEX LUGER 2 DAYS

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Climbing

ROCK CLIMBING BOLTED AND TRAD WITH ALEX LUGER 2 DAYS

  1. Sat to Sun

2 Full days, night in Chamonix

Advanced

ROCK CLIMBING AND MENTAL STRENGTH 2 DAYS
ROCK CLIMBING AND MENTAL STRENGTH 2 DAYS

Climbing

ROCK CLIMBING AND MENTAL STRENGTH 2 DAYS

  1. Sat to Sun

2 Full days

Advanced

REACH YOUR HIGHEST LEVEL AT THE CRAG WITH JONATHAN SIEGRIST 2 DAYS
REACH YOUR HIGHEST LEVEL AT THE CRAG WITH JONATHAN SIEGRIST 2 DAYS

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Climbing

REACH YOUR HIGHEST LEVEL AT THE CRAG WITH JONATHAN SIEGRIST 2 DAYS

  1. Sat to Sun

2 Full days

Intermediate

MULTI-PITCH ROCK CLIMBING WITH SCARPA
MULTI-PITCH ROCK CLIMBING WITH SCARPA

Climbing

MULTI-PITCH ROCK CLIMBING WITH SCARPA

  1. Fri
  2. Sat
  3. Sun

Full day

Intermediate

MULTI PITCH EFFICIENCY WITH EMILIE PELLERIN
MULTI PITCH EFFICIENCY WITH EMILIE PELLERIN

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Climbing

MULTI PITCH EFFICIENCY WITH EMILIE PELLERIN

  1. Sat

Full day

Intermediate

LEAD YOUR CLIMB
LEAD YOUR CLIMB

Climbing

LEAD YOUR CLIMB

  1. Fri
  2. Sat
  3. Sun

Full day

Beginner

CLIMBING ROUTES MAINTENANCE
CLIMBING ROUTES MAINTENANCE

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Climbing

CLIMBING ROUTES MAINTENANCE

  1. Fri

Full day

Advanced

CLIMBING & PORTALEDGE NIGHT WITH NINA CAPREZ 2 DAYS
CLIMBING & PORTALEDGE NIGHT WITH NINA CAPREZ 2 DAYS

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Climbing

CLIMBING & PORTALEDGE NIGHT WITH NINA CAPREZ 2 DAYS

  1. Fri to Sat

2 Full days

Advanced

CLIMB ARETE DES PAPILLONS
CLIMB ARETE DES PAPILLONS

Climbing

CLIMB ARETE DES PAPILLONS

  1. Sat

Full day

Advanced

ADVANCED OUTDOOR BOULDERING WITH CLÉMENT LECHAPTOIS AND HOLLY TOOTHILL
ADVANCED OUTDOOR BOULDERING WITH CLÉMENT LECHAPTOIS AND HOLLY TOOTHILL

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Climbing

ADVANCED OUTDOOR BOULDERING WITH CLÉMENT LECHAPTOIS AND HOLLY TOOTHILL

  1. Sat
  2. Sun

Full day

Advanced

BIG WALL TECHNIQUES  WITH JORDAN CANNON AND AYMERIC CLOUET 2 DAYS
BIG WALL TECHNIQUES  WITH JORDAN CANNON AND AYMERIC CLOUET 2 DAYS

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Climbing

BIG WALL TECHNIQUES WITH JORDAN CANNON AND AYMERIC CLOUET 2 DAYS

  1. Sat to Sun

2 Full days

Advanced

HIGH ALPINE ROCK CLIMBING 4 DAY COURSE
HIGH ALPINE ROCK CLIMBING 4 DAY COURSE

Climbing

HIGH ALPINE ROCK CLIMBING 4 DAY COURSE

  1. Thu to Sun

4 Full days

Intermediate

AID CLIMBING
AID CLIMBING

Climbing

AID CLIMBING

  1. Sat
  2. Sun

Full day

Advanced

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Clinics

Are the clinics for experts or can beginners come too?

We have clinics for all levels, so you are bound to find something suited to you. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge and skills that they love to share, so read the clinic descriptions carefully and find one that is in line with your level of fitness, skill, and experience. Also worth noting is that not all of our clinics are physical; many of them are educational and focus on topics such as mountain safety, environmental impact, photography and so on.

How do I know if I have the right level for the clinic that I want to do?

Each clinic has a detailed description on the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy website. It will include a section detailing fitness and experience requirements, it is very important that you read this part carefully and are honest about your level of fitness and experience before signing up to the clinic. If you sign up to a clinic beyond your ability or skill-set you will at the least hinder your group, and at the worst you will endanger people.

When will I be able to book clinics?

The registration will open from March 27, 2024 at 5pm CET (Central European Time). To be able to proceed quickly through check-out, it will be helpful to inform yourself on clinics prior to this date, and also read the Terms and Conditions.

Can children attend?

All our clinics are for adults only, 18 years and older.
There is a lot to discover for children within our Alpine Village, for example challenging themselves at the bouldering wall, creating an piece at the sewing machine or applying a logo with a heat press. All those offers and many more have no age limitations.

What should I bring?

Each clinic has a downloadable detailed equipment list that you will be sent prior to the event. Please bring everything that is listed. Some of the mountaineering equipment is available for rent, please check with local shops for availability and prices. We highly advise to pre-book anything that you may need in case the shop only has limited stock. In the Alpine Village, you will find also demo gear from Arc’teryx (Hardshells, harnesses) and CAMP (ice tools, crampons, belay devices, lanyards, helmets). First come, first serve.

Do I need to bring my own climbing gear?

We recommend you bring your own equipment to use on the clinics. Please label it clearly so it is easily identifiable at the end of the day. Please note we do not take responsibility for lost equipment or kit that is left behind.

Will I need a lift pass?

This depends on the clinics that you have signed up to, you will receive information on this prior to the event.

When do I have to arrive?

This depends on the start time of your clinic; if your clinic is due to start on Thursday evening, for example, you can arrive any time on Thursday afternoon. If you are planning to arrive on the day of your clinic, please respect the meeting time and arrive prepared with all your equipment as described in the clinic description, allowing for any possible transport delays.

To make the most of your experience, please anticipate some acclimatization time, depending where you arrive from. Chamonix is located at 1000m of altitude, many clinics will take place way above 3500m. Some clinics will also have a compulsory pre-meeting the night before, be sure to check this in the clinic description.

What are the start / finish times of the clinics?

Each clinic has specific meeting time which is stated within the full clinic descriptions. In general, the meetings are between 7:00 – 8:30 am. Some clinics also have a pre-briefing meeting the day before; please plan your stay accordingly.Unless you signed up for an overnight clinic, you should be back at the Alpine Village by 4:00 pm.

What happens to my clinic participation, if the weather is bad?

In case of bad weather, we will change the location of the clinic. Please note that we will not cancel the clinic you are booked on, we will automatically propose a plan B. The Chamonix Valley is located right on the borders of Italy and Switzerland and the weather is often different over there. However, please bring your waterproofs to be comfortable in case of rain. Please have your passport and every necessary entry permit with you.

Do you provide food & drinks during clinics?

We do not organise food and drinks on the clinics. However, there are plenty of local bakeries where you can easily buy freshly made sandwiches, quiches, etc. There are also a few grocery stores that sell snacks, dried fruit and drinks. If you stay in a mountain hut, you will be served breakfast and dinner. You can also order a packed lunch for the next day (cash payment only).

Do I need a car during the event?

You do not need a car for the event. Transport to the clinic will be organised by us and will either be in your guide’s car, in a minibus, or on local public transport.