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COURSE DATE: 23/04 – 27/04/18  PRICE: £3160.00 GROUP SIZE: 1 Space

“One of the most exciting and challenging courses on my program”

I’ve been experimenting with High Summits and multi day touring courses for about 20 years now, switching between specific ‘Mont Blanc’ Summit Courses, Haute Route Splitboard trips and a more open and diverse style of Peaks to Powder Course.

Whilst Mont Blanc and the Haute Route are both popular goals, High mountain objectives are very much affected by snow and weather conditions and so one of the things that I have learned during the last 20 years of running this course, is that being adaptable is the key to success and scoring the greatest objectives.

Whilst not ruling out a Mont Blanc summit attempt, adaptability will allow us to climb and ride the greatest objectives given the conditions at the time.

There are so many amazing ride-able peaks here in the high Alps surrounding Chamonix and this course is about climbing and riding the greatest lines from their lofty summits!

The BC Alpine Summits course combines the skills of the experienced Backcountry Freerider with the climbing skills of the dedicated Winter Mountaineer to bring you the ultimate BC Mountaineering/Splitboard high peaks experience.

This will be a very demanding week of high altitude climbing and Big Mountain Freeriding designed for those with the need and the desire to take their Backcountry High Mountain experience to the highest levels.

A Heli drop might be used in order to shorten approach times and fit weather windows if necessary.

Target peaks include: Pin d’arolla (2 day climb), Mont Blanc (2 day climb/1 day with Heli assist), Monte Rosa (2 day climb/1 day with Heli assist), Gran Paradiso (2 day climb) Dome du Miage tour (2 days with Heli assist), Grand Combin (1 day with Heli assist).

Avalanche safety and rescue training. Climbing and riding.

Climbing and riding.

Climbing and riding.

Climbing and riding.

Climbing and riding.

Please Note

The Backcountry Alpine Summits Course is both a technical and physically demanding course suitable for Advanced and Experienced Backcountry snowboarders who have previously attended our Backcountry Freeride course. A very good fitness level and a minimum of 10 weeks riding experience is essential.

Fitness level 5

Fitness level 5

Some Itinaries may only be accessible by heli drop (not included).

Splitboards will be used for touring.

We reserve the right to change our Schedule and goals to suit the conditions.

For safety reasons ‘Riders unable to meet the required criteria for their chosen course may be unable to complete that course at the discretion of the course leader’.

For more information on course requirements please read our Choosing a Course & Course Prerequisits section.

  • 5 days on Guiding with fully qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides (ratio 1:2).
  • Avalanche safety equipment and avalanche search and rescue training.
  • Crevasse rescue equipment for glacier travel.
  • All Specific High Mountain climbing equipment.
  • Transport to and from the mountain.
  • Accommodation or Mountain Refuge nights.
  • Heli access costs (costs per drop can range from €180 to €260/drop)
  • Lift pass.
  • Flights (nearest airport is Geneva).
  • Airport transfers.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal snowboarding and Backcountry equipment, Splitboard, hiking poles and backpack capable of carrying your board (35L minimum)

BC ALPINE SUMMITS COURSE (Chamonix) :: 23/04 – 27/04/18 :: PRICE: £3160.00


  • Please read our Payment and Cancellation policy before booking your course.
  • Your place on the course is not confirmed until payment is made.
  • McNab Snowboarding cannot take responsibility for any changes to travel plans/pre-booked flights if they are made prior to deposit for course being made.

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