/ EVENT: UCPA Alpinism Courses - Chamonix
The company are the UK partners to the French organisation UCPA, a not for profit organisation set up by the French Government to encourage young people into the outdoors (18 - 40 years). It means an introductory course in alpine mountaineering starts from as little as £543 and includes everything required for the week - instruction, equipment, lift passes plus all meals and accommodation. The centre also offers more advanced alpinism courses including summiting Mont Blanc
Katy Dartford attended an introduction course, based in Chamonix, and explains more about what was involved throughout the week.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=6414
Maybe it depends on the activity, but they'll often let the over 40s join courses.
Didn't see any mention of language - are they now offering courses in English ? When I joined a course (skiing) it was all in french & I didn't hear any other languages in the accommodation.
Hi Doug, I think the key is to look for Action Outdoors courses and not UCPA ones as it is the former that runs the UK side of things.
unless you want to improve your French :-)
Haha - very true indeed!
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