Based in Chamonix, Odyssee Montagne are a mountain guide company who specialise in summer and winter mountaineering and backcountry skiing.
With multi-lingual UIAGM qualified guides, Odyssee Montagne offer Mont Blanc summit treks, Haute Route glacier treks, off-piste skiing, Vallée Blanche descents, multi-day ski expeditions, winter mountaineering and ski touring adventures. Live your dreams with Odyssee Montagne!
Mont Blanc Climb – Classic Route – 4 Days
Weekly departures from 05 June to 18 September 2017
1270.00 € per person (based on a group of 6 people).
Climbers reach the summit of the 4810 m Mont Blanc | © Pierre Schmidt
Climb the mighty Mont Blanc with Odyssee Montagne! At 4810 m, the highest mountain in Western Europe is demanding yet achievable. Capitalising on 20+ years experience training people to climb Mont Blanc, Odyssee Montagne have honed their approach to maximise your chance of success. The 4-day ascent is designed for people with a good level of fitness and some crampon and high mountain climbing experience. The first day is spent on the Mer de Glace acclimatising and reaffirming your basic ascending and descending skills. The next 3 days are spent climbing the mountain and you’ll have two chances to go for the summit in case of bad weather. Summit attempts will either be made from the Gouter or the Tête Rousse hut.
Day 1: Ice training and acclimatisation (Mer de Glace)
Day 2: Tête Rousse hut (3167m)
Day 3: Gouter hut (3817m)
Day 4: Mont Blanc (4810m)
2-day and 6-day Mont Blanc ascents also available.
Haute Route Trek – Chamonix-Zermatt – 6 Days
Weekly departures from 12 June to 04 September 2017
From 1090.00 € per person (based on a group of 4-8 people).
Glacier trekking on the Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route | © Odyssee Montagne
The Haute Route is a classic long distance Alpine trek and one that should be on every serious walker’s bucket list. Odyssee Montagne invite you to put on your crampons and spend a week crossing glaciers and high altitude cols from Chamonix to Zermatt. You’ll immerse yourself in big mountain terrain and hike from refuge to refuge, including the Bertol Hut which overlooks the Bertol Pass, south of Arolla. You’ll trek in the footsteps of the great Alpine explorers who first discovered this route in 1924, travelling among some legendary 4000 m peaks that have made this Alpine traverse so famous. This isn’t a technically difficult trek, but you do need to be physically fit and able to complete long days on steep terrain.
Matterhorn Climb – Classic Route – 3 Days
Weekly departures from 07 July to 25 August 2017
2375.00 € per person (based on a group of 2 people).
Approaching the summit of the Matterhorn | © Pierre Schmidt
With it’s archetypal pyramid shape and tales of adventure firmly embedded in Alpine history, to climb the Matterhorn is a mountaineer’s dream come true. The ascent up the classic route begins in Zermatt and takes you via the Hornli arête to the peak at 4478 m. The climb isn’t difficult but does require some rock climbing experience and is made harder by the fact you’re wearing bulky mountain boots. To summit a mountain of such fame and historic significance gives you a huge sense of accomplishment and a feeling of privilege and you can’t help but admire the courage and tenacity of Edward Whymper’s team who completed the first ascent in July 1865.
Big Wall Climbing Course – Gorges du Verdon – 5 Days
Weekly departures from 07 April to 21 October 2017
915.00 € per person (based on a group of 4 people).
Multi-pitch rock climbing in the Gorges du Verdon | © Odyssee Montagne
The aim of this 5-day course is to perfect your lead climbing technique and gear placement on multi-pitch sports routes. During the first part of the course you’ll learn essential skills, including how to quickly and safely set up a belay, set up a pulley system to help climbers below, set up an abseil, and climb to the next pitch using a prusik loop. The second part of the course focuses on climbing actual big wall routes where bolts need to be supported with your own gear such as friends and nuts. All the instruction takes place in the climbing school before moving to a big-wall Verdon route suitable for your level.
Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Course – Calanques – 4 Days
Weekly departures from 02 March to 26 October 2017
710.00 € per person (based on a group of 4 people).
Multi-pitch rock climbing in the Calanques of Marseille | © Odyssee Montagne
Located on the coast between Marseille and Cassis, the Calanques offer rock climbing routes for all levels. The deep blue backdrop of the Mediterranean provides a unique setting. This course is aimed at mountaineers looking to improve their rock climbing skills and is also suitable for beginner rock climbers who are in good physical shape. Instruction is progressive and adapted to your level allowing you to improve at your own pace, but also push your limits if you so choose.
Hut to Hut Via Ferrata Tour – Dolomites – 6 Days
Weekly departures from 13 June to 15 August 2017
810.00 € per person (based on a group of 6-8 people).
Via Ferrata de la Brenta in the Dolomites | © Odyssee Montagne
The via ferrata delle Bocchette in the Brenta Dolomites is a 6 day via ferrata adventure across the western Dolomites. The Dolomites is where Via Ferrata was born and this is undoubtedly the most famous via ferrata trip in the Dolomites! This itinerary runs from hut to hut via the metal rungs and cables that span vertiginous limestone pinnacles. The route is accessible to anyone of reasonable fitness who enjoys being up in the mountains and it’s a great way to discover the Dolomites.
Vallée Blanche Descent
Every day from 02 January to 30 April 2016
320.00 € for groups of 1-4 people (+15 € pp for groups of 5-8 people).
Aerial view of the top of the Vallée Blanche | © Maxime Coquard
Considered to be one of the world’s best off-piste descents, the Vallée Blanche is an epic all-day backcountry adventure. Ski or snowboard 23 km off-piste from the top of the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m) over the Tacul and Mer de Glace glaciers and back to Chamonix.
Accompanied by your Odyssee Montagne guide, you’ll navigate a challenging route down steep powder, across crevasse bridges and ice ridges on the glacier. The Vallée Blanche is suitable for all skiers and snowboarders who are confident on all levels of pisted runs and is ideal as an introduction to high mountain off-piste skiing.
Mont Blanc Winter Ski Ascent (2 days)
Every week from 02 April to 28 May 2016
725.00 € per person for groups of 2 people.
Reaching the summit of Mont Blanc on skis – Odyssee Montagne
The ascent of Mont Blanc on skis is undoubtedly one of Europe’s great expeditions. With your UIAGM-qualified high mountain guide, you’ll climb western Europe’s highest mountain using a combination of skinning and high-alpine trekking. The huge effort required to reach the 4810 m summit is rewarded with an outstanding descent of Mont Blanc’s north face down the Bosses ridge and on to superb off-piste skiing on the Bossons glacier. The trip runs every week, late in the winter season when conditions are at their best.
Winter Haute Route – Ski Touring from Chamonix to Zermatt (7 days)
Every week from 14 March to 02 May 2016
965.00 € per person for groups of 4-7 people.
Skinning on the Haute Route Ski Tour – Odyssee Montagne
The winter Haute Route is classic Alpine ski touring. Journey on skis over 7 days from the Mont Blanc massif to the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. Although not technically demanding, the Haute Route requires good level of fitness and some previous ski touring and off-piste skiing experience. You may also need to draw on your mountaineering skills as some cols may require roping-up and climbing with your skis on your back. To warm up for this suberb traverse, we start by skinning up to Argentière in preparation for the route into Switzerland via the Chardonnet col and the Fenêtre de Saleina. The winter Haute Route offers some of the Alps’ most awesome panoramas, ending with your arrival in Zermatt at the foot of the magnificent Matterhorn.
Family Introduction to Off-Piste Skiing and Ski Touring (4 days)
Dates from 18 February to 21 April 2016
735.00 € per person for groups of 5-8 people.
Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard Ski Tour – Odyssee Montagne
The Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard is the ideal family introduction to ski touring. The whole family will love blending exercise with beautiful mountain scenery in an area of the Swiss Alps that is steeped in history. Staying in the famous Grand-Saint-Bernard Hostel, which has been welcoming visitors for over 1000 years, you’ll experience the thrill of waking up in amongst the Alps’ mighty peaks far from the nearest ski lifts. From the hostel, the tour is completed with a magical descent of the Vallée Blanche back down to Chamonix.
Steep Skiing in the Mont Blanc Massif (2 days)
Dates from 05 March to 30 April 2016
440.00 € per person for groups of 4 people.
Steep skiing in Chamonix – Odyssee Montagne
The Chamonix Valley is world renowned for its high mountain glacier skiing and endless possibilities for incredible steep skiing and couloir runs. Accessing the routes either using the Chamonix lift system or by skinning, your Odyssee Montagne guide will show you the best steep off-piste skiing on any given day. For passionate backcountry skiers, this is your opportunity to perfect your steep skiing technique and discover some exceptional descents. Wax and tune your skis, let’s go!
Freeride Off-Piste and Italian Spa (3 days)
Dates from 08 January to 08 April 2016
1095.00 € per person for groups of 4-8 people.
Freeride skiing in Chamonix – © Yann Riou – Aurélien Ducroz
Steep, untracked powder fields are waiting for you in the famous freeride mountains above Chamonix and Courmayeur. Experience the off-piste skiing or snowboarding of your dreams with some unforgettable descents. Compliment the extreme sensations on the mountain with an extreme pampering in the luxury thermal springs of Pré-Saint-Didier on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.
Merci beaucoup !!! Thanks to you and your fellow guides I had a most incredible trek to the summit of Mont Blanc. First, your guidance on the training days was highly invaluable especially to those of us where the use of crampons and ice and snow techniques was an unknown experience. Those days undoubtedly contributed to the success of our ascent. Your guidance and complete attention to my safety on the mountain was outstanding. Not one footstep was missed and I felt completely confident in your care. I was also particularly grateful for the way you were flexible with the program so we able to miss the bad weather and summit in almost perfect conditions. An adventure I will never forget, we shall be back.
Peter – Mont Blanc Climb – 30 August 2014
Spectacular scenery under a blue sky. We had a fantastic day and the guide was superb. We loved it!
Valentine – Vallée Blanche – 17 March 2015
Back in Paris now, there’s no snow and no mountains but plenty of great memories of our first ski touring weekend. Thanks for the great organisation and a big thank you to Laurent who guided us with professionalism and good humour. See you next year!
Wiliam – Intro to Ski Touring – 17 March 2015
Bookings and Enquiries
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