Murray Hamilton

Mountain Guide

Alpine Rock

Take the plunge! There is rock here for all! Within half an hour of base we have several hundred multipitch climbs on granite and other volcanic rock types, as well as limestone. At a 2:1 ratio we have all within our reach. You will need to second VS at a minimum to take on the routes on pure rock. Otherwise an Alpine pure course may be more appropriate.

Guiding, he goes anywhere! Ailefroide, Chamonix, Swiss granite, the Dolomites - multipitch routes at altitude above the glaciers or in the prealps. That is his world!


Within the realms of classic Alpinism, the Ecrins has all on offer. June and July are the best months for snow though August is good for the high classics in Switzerland. Programmes emphasise doing as much climbing as possible, while still teaching the essential skills of mountaineering - ice axe/crampon use, rope work, crevasse rescue and moving on glaciers and on rocky terrain.

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Please consult the detailed planner for specific dates of Murray's availability.