Experience and Safety Record
I really have only positive things to say about this trip. This was my second time climbing with my guide, and both have been excellent and had success both times. He is an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable, and I always felt confident with him leading.
Alpine Ascents has the best safety record in the business and 20 years of guiding experience on the highest mountains in the world. Our intent is to provide the same level of quality, service, risk management, and environmental stewardship that has been our trademark throughout the guiding community.
Some of the keys to our continued success:
We are pleased to have Jonathon Spitzer, an IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide, as our lead guide. He also guides for us throughout the world. In addition to Jonathon, we employ top IFMGA/UIAGM guides who consistently make the expedition enjoyable, enriching, and extremely educational.
During the summit climb portion of the trip we provide a ratio of one guide for every two climbers. You will have more individualized instruction, great assistance on summit day, and overall higher success and risk management. This 2:1 ratio makes for practically a private guiding experience.
You don’t have to worry about paying for your hut fees, breakfasts or dinners at the huts, trams/lift passes, or lodging in Chamonix. This trip is all inclusive! (Most outfitters do not include these expensive fees.)
Our guides have experience climbing in the Alps and will constantly monitor the climb route on The Eiger.
One of the most important factors in the success and enjoyment for our climbers has been the ability to adjust our climbing schedules as needed to account for the ever-changing conditions in the mountains.
Climbers will learn proper glacier travel, ice axe arrest, crampons, rope travel techniques, and many other skills during this course. We help give you climber skills, education, and helpful coaching tips to help you climb the mountain.
The trip was great! No surprise there. Like every other time we have been on a trip with Jonathon he managed it perfectly. Something always seems to come up with the weather or the lodging and he always takes care of it. He keeps us informed about what is going on in the coming days but he quietly works his tail off to make things happen.