Into the Mountains is a guiding company focusing on climbing and skiing trips in the European Alps.  Our goal is simple: to share our passion for climbing and for the mountains with our guests while providing a safe, professional, fun and rewarding experience.

We are based in Finhaut, Switzerland a small Swiss village located near the boarder of France and Switzerland and is about 30 minutes from Chamonix and 40 minutes from Verbier.  From here we can climb and ski from our backdoor and access world class terrain within an hours drive in France, Switzerland or Italy depending on conditions, weather and desires!

Whether you are a large group seeking instruction, or a seasoned climber with specific personal climbing goals, we can help you pursue your dreams.

Contact Into the Mountains and let us take you on a trip of a lifetime. Be warned, our passion is contagious!


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  • "What image are you currently starting at on your computer wallpaper or screensaver? Do you find that you had a fun vacation, basked and reveled in the glory of it for about 1-2 months afterwards while letting all your friends know what peaks you bagged or ski descents you cruised and then, the photos are put away, the screensaver changed and the memories are filed away? This will not be the case if you go … Michele Gilbert
  • My buddy John and I had the opportunity to climb The Black Dike with IFMGA mountain guide and well-respected hardman Adam George over the past weekend. I wasn't sure if anyone could live up to the hype surrounding their character and abilities after all the FB posts and stories I read and heard leading up to our day out. Adam delivered. Man, what an incredible climber and unassuming and down to earth dude. Most would …
  • I wasn't sure what to expect from the trip but I thought it turned out amazing. You certainly put us through the paces for our first backcountry trip on touring gear. I now have lots of skills to practice on. I hope you have an excellent spring and that the ice stays nice and hard. John MacKinnon
  • I was a client on this epic trip last week. Four days of amazing touring in Chamonix topped off with an incredible heliski from the top of Le Petit Combin. Caroline is a fabulous guide – knowledgeable of the local terrain, excellent at teaching ski touring and mountain safety, and always in tune with her clients. She brings such enthusiasm each day for being out in the mountains, that it is hard to remember she is … David Jensen, Vermont

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