Chamonix Mountain Guide French versionMountain Guides Chamonix French version
Home : Chamonix Mountain Guides : Mountain Guide Adventure
Contact :
Sébastien from Mountain Guide Adventure

by Phone :
Monday to Saturday 9am to 12am and 2pm to 7pm :
+33 4 50 01 02 98 / +33 6 71 62 23 38

or by Mail :

find your level

We have divided each activity up into 3 different levels :


The levels will help you to choose the program
best suited to your needs and expectations.





Easy (F) to Quite difficult (PD+)
First steps in mountaineering.
Snow/ice slope gradient : 40° max
1000 m ascent max/per day
Rock difficulty 3+max

Quite difficult (AD) to difficult inf (D-)
Good base for mountaineering.
Snow/ice slope gradient: 50° max
1500 m ascent max/per day;
Rock difficulty : 4+max

Difficult (D) to Very difficult (TD);
Very good base for mountaineering
Snow/ice slope gradient : 70° max
1500 m ascent max/per day;
Rock difficulty 5 et plus.

FR classification :
4 to 5a
EN classification :
4a to 4b
USA classification : 5.5 to 5.7

FR classification :
5b to 6a
EN classification :
4c to 5b
USA classification : 5.8 to 5.10-

FR classification :
6b to 7a
EN classification :
5b to 6a
USA classification : 5.10+ to 5.11+

Gully (Snow/ice)
Incline : 60° to 70° max.
Height : 500 m max
5 to 6 hours max.

Mixted gully
Incline : 60° to 80° max.
Height : 600 m max
6 to 7 hours max.

Mixted gully
Incline : 60° to 90° max.
Height : 800 m max
More than 7 hours.
Ice climbing

Grade III to IV- max
Incline: 70° to 80° max
Short section at 80°
from 10 m max

Grade IV to V- max
Incline : 80° to 90° max
Short section at 90°
from 10 m max

Grade V to VI max
Incline: 85° to 90° max.
Long sections à 90°
from 35 m max.
Off Piste
Skiing Courses : Chamonix
La Clusaz

To find red runs easy.
To go off piste occasionally beside piste. Heliskiing is possible.

To find black runs easy.
To go off piste often
To want to cover varied terrain.
Heliskiing is a definate option.

To be at ease on all pistes.
To frequently go off piste in all snow conditions.
To want to develop skiing 30° to 45° max gradient slopes
Heliskiing is for you
Ski Touring

First steps in ski touring;
Ability to ski in varied snow conditions.

Good command of ski touring
(3 to 4 days minimum)
At ease in all snow conditions.

Very good command of ski touring
(7 to 8 days minimum)
Very good level in all conditions.


Some examples...

Summer mountaineering : Mont-Blanc Course / Cervin Course.
Ski Touring : Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt .


Chamonix Climbin with a Mountain Guide


International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations