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The Swiss Alps are full of fun, accessible mountaineering objectives that will improve your climbing techniques in a setting of unparalleled beauty. For those who haven’t climbed in Switzerland, taking a mountaineering course can be a great way to climb some of the most interesting peaks in the region without spending months researching route options. Plus, with the region being so popular among adventure enthusiasts, there are small group courses to join at every skill level, which is a great way to share in the guide costs while also getting to know climbers who have similar goals.

There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it.

- Mark Twain

A few mountains that feature heavily in Swiss mountaineering courses include Monte Rosa (15,203 ft), the Matterhorn (14,697 ft), Breithorn (13,661 ft), Weissmies (13,179 ft), and the Eiger (13,025 ft). Advanced courses will go to the summits of one or more of these iconic mountains as the pinnacle objective, while more basic courses will remain on their slopes or summit neighboring peaks. It’s best to go in, however, with a focus on the skills you want to acquire, rather than the peaks you want to summit, as most guides will surprise you with routes and linkages that far surpass what you would be able to plan on your own.

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