The Chamonix Valley offers some of the most dramatic and majestic scenery found on planet Earth. All of the courses will take you too amazing viewpoints, beautiful alpages, hidden lakes and bubbling streams. The courses are run from UCPA Argentiere.


Open for all levels. You won't be walking along any technical paths but will need a base level of fitness as you will be expected to climb up to 1200m in height and walk for 5 to 7 hrs each day at a steady pace depending on the chosen program.


Trekking (5 days guided)

Not an extreme week, but a great program for those that enjoy being in the mountains but fancy a more relaxed week with some sunshine. Explore the valley and a number of its glaciers and trek up to a refuge for the local Fondue. 

Discover the High Mountain (5 days guided)

This course is about discovery of a unique environment under the watchful eye of a qualified mountain guide. A perfect introduction to life above the snow line and a great mixture of trekking and mountaineering. Also available as a student deal. 


Will vary but typically:

  • Saturday - Optional arrival day
  • Sunday - Arrival day, check in & meet other participants. Free day to explore the local area.
  • Mon - Fri - Practice with your instructor. 
  • Saturday - Departure day, morning free time, enjoy lunch, clear your room & say good bye (till the next time)


One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect - it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself, or with friends you're sure to make some great new friendships through the week.

Hikers relax by stunning lake admiring the view

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