+33 (0) 787371926

Chamonix Mountain Guides

 

alpine mountaineering

 

rock climbing

 

skiing


Friendly, professional courses throughout the UK and Europe…


Vertical Frontiers is run by experienced IFMGA Mountain Guide Ben Bradford. We are a team of Chamonix Mountain Guides & Ski Guides offering friendly, professional courses throughout the UK and Europe. Rock ClimbingAlpine Mountaineering and Skiing is our passion, both at work and pleasure.

Our Alpine base is Chamonix Mont Blanc, one of the most famous and popular mountaineering destinations in the world. Chamonix is also close to many other Alpine centres, and we travel to Grindalwald for the Eiger, Zermatt for the Matterhorn and other valleys in Switzerland for our Alpine Mountaineering course.

Our UK base on Dartmoor in Devon gives us access to  some of the most picturesque and spectacular rock climbing in the UK. We run courses and trips here year round.

In the winter we offer Off Piste skiing and Ski Touring trips, within the Chamonix valley and nearby resorts such as Courmayeur, Verbier, Saint Gervais and Megeve.

We try to be as flexible as possible taking our clients to the best snow and venue for them and the conditions.

Chamonix is also home to the famous off piste run, the Vallee Blanche. We run many private trips as well as open courses for individuals wanting to join a group.

On Dartmoor, Devon and Chamonix, France our instructors and guides are qualified to a high standard and have extensive experience with a wide range of groups and abilities. With over fifteen years of experience in the outdoor industry both in the UK, Europe and on world-wide expeditions.

We run many private trips as well as open courses for individuals wanting to join a group. Check the news page to keep up to date with our blog.

I did two weekend trad courses with Matt on Dartmoor. First time I wasn't fortunate enough to equip myself and use the skills I learnt but still had a fantastic weekend an enjoyed every aspect. Super friendly, helpful and calm instruction!
 - Tommi Tresidder - Dartmoor Rock Climbing
Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for an epic day. Dave and I had a blast and definitely opened our eyes to what this place is all about.
 - Vallee Blanche - Pete S 2016
Spent a fabulous 3 days doing skills training and some guided routes in the Alps under Ben's excellent tutorage. He is a fantastic guide I trusted instantly and cannot praise enough, highly recommended. Last day culminated in bagging the classic the Cosmiques Arête, which only cemented my desire to return!
Jane 
Thanks Ben for possibly the best day off piste powder skiing in 20 years…Just awesome thank you, when can I come back?!!
 - Sally, Chamonix 2016
I've used Vertical Frontiers a number of times now for skiing and alpine climbing. Ben and all the guides he works with work hard to deliver the best experiences; balancing achieving goals, some adventure whilst respecting the weather and conditions. Epic Mont Blanc summit from the Italian side in July, superb. Bens bants are half decent too.
 - Niall C - Mont Blanc 2016
I would like to thank Ben for some excellent ski guiding earlier this year. We booked several days off piste skiing, with the highlight being the Vallee Blanche, for my son's birthday. An excellent couple of days, learnt loads of stuff, and felt much more confident about my skiing afterwards. Ben is super nice, very competent and we will definitely book some more guiding in the future!
 – Tanya P – Vallee Blanche 2016
Chamonix Mountain Guides

  • Quiet on the Matterhorn
    Following on from our Weissmies trip, Chris and I headed straight over to Zermatt to meet Erik and […]
  • Fun and Games on the Weissmies
    Three brits, one New Yorker, one Argentinian and three Ozzies made up our international team for […]

Cold in the shade, perfect in the sun.
Eight quality pitches of #rockclimbing with Dave, with the best cragging back drop you can find.
.
#Chamonix #guideslife #climbing #verticalfrontiers #guiding #britishmountainguides
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Nice little video from Carys on the way down the summit ridge of the Allainhorn a few weeks ago. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Started early with plan A and finished a while later on plan C. Some days are like that.
.
#chamonix #britishmountainguides #guideslife #climbing #alpinism #verticalfrontiers
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

It got a bit chilly on the fingers this morning - rock climbing at 3000m after some snow overnight. We carried rock shoes but kept the big boots on all the way, just for the warmth :)
.
The Cabane d'Orny is a great hut, friendly, traditional and tons of accessible rock right out the back door. Planning on doing more there next summer.
.
#climbing #guideslife #verticalfrontiers #britishmountainguides #alpinism
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Back up high after the weekends storms. Found some nice consolidated snow for a mini north face training climb. Feels quiet after the August crowds.
.
#Chamonix #verticalfrontiers #climbing #alpinism #britishmountainguides
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Summit of the Briethorn with Paul and Carys - #Matterhorn in the background.
Another good day in the Swiss mountains.
.
#livephoto .
.
#guideslife #alpinism #verticalfrontiers #britishmountainguides #climbing
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
+33 (0) 787371926

We are open for enquires 7 days a week all year, we check and respond to emails once a day during the high season

Get in touch...

Your Name

Your Email

Your Message

captcha