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Chamonix Mountain Guides

scheduled  trips

We specialise in private trips for individuals and small groups. Click here for more details...

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private  guiding

At Vertical Frontiers we specialise in private guiding on tailor-made trips. Click here for more details...

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rock  climbing

Rock Climbing is our passion. We climb all year round in the south-west both for work and pleasure. Read more...

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alpine  mountaineering

We run guided mountaineering courses and trips in the Alps from spring to Autumn. Read more...

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skiing

Guided skiing trips from off-piste lift accessed days through to multi day hut to hut touring. Read more...

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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.

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!
 
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
Two great and varied days out, felt very comfortable and learned some new skills along the way, which was exactly what I wanted!
 - Paul S - Chamonix Climbing 2018
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
Thanks Ben for an excellent 4 days of skills training. We thoroughly enjoyed progressing through our alpine skills, from being led to leading! We learned loads and now feel we have a good base to build on. Thanks also for all your additional guidance - from good places to eat to what to do when we finished our course and routes to look to in the future. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to use Vertical Frontiers again!
 - Siobahn - Alpine Skills 2018
Ben and his Vertical Frontiers guides have taken me from a summit-less newbie to accomplishing the Matterhorn. Over three summers he has shown me some beautifully quite and tucked away summits in L'Eveque and Pigne d'Arolla, guided me to the summit of Mont Blanc despite unplanned disruptions to our plans and most recently four 4,000+ summits over five days, culminating with the Matterhorn. Ben is highly dependable, conscious of your skill level and capable of planning expeditions that pushes you just enough to challenge and develop your capabilities. I cannot recommend him more highly and count down the days to getting out on another expedition with Vertical Frontiers.
 - Rob K - Matterhorn 2016
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Long summer days in the mountains 😄 Sunrise on the Trient plateau on the summer solstise 2019. #chamonix #mountains ... See MoreSee Less

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Mixed weather these past couple of weeks. But some good climbs done despite the tricky forecasts. Blog and photos from our June Mont Blanc trip on the website:
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Prime conditions on the Grand Paradiso. Full moon and well frozen snow after a clear night.

Six out of eight of our team to the top, and now ready for a Mont Blanc attempt over the next few days.

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With @claphamski and @expedition_wise
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Always satisfying to hear of our clients independant adventures after an alpine training course. Tom and Aoife on the summit of the Grand Paradiso.
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Leaving the Rifugio Torino in the morning light.
Mountain photography with Simon Winnall around #chamonix
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Two places left on our Italian Monta Rosa trip in the first week of July.
Come and tick off a few 4000m peaks with us!
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