Exclusive Climbing Trip to Corsica Island

Discover the Incredible Rock Climbing on the Granite Spires of Bavella Corsica

Exclusive climbing holiday on Corsica Island with private villa accommodations

Trip dates: 08-12 June 2022

Join me for an unforgettable 5-day climbing journey to the Bavella region on Corsica island. The landscape is striking with thick pine forests, rock spires, mountain summits, and the nearby Sea. Explore the fantastic climbing and the culture of this world-class climbing destination.

The trip is limited to two (2) guests, with me as your dedicated climbing guide and host for the entirety of the journey. Accommodation in a private villa, all your meals, and transportation around the island are part of the trip package.

Our trip will focus on climbing the stunning granite spires that fill the skyline in the Southeast part of the island. The unique geological landscape is loaded with thousands of documented climbing routes and is a highlight of island climbing. This area features the perfect mix of climbing styles, including:  

  • Sport climbing (bolted routes)
  • Traditional or “Trad” routes (not bolted)
  • Multi-pitch routes, both trad, and sport

Imagine the trip as a mix of a climbing course and adventure climbing at its finest. The climbing itinerary and skills training will adapt to the guest’s experience level to maximize success. Find an overview of the climbing program below. 

This destination trip is an opportunity for you to push yourself to become a more competent and confident rock climber. I have a proven track record of creating positive and valuable experiences for my guests and I will do the same for you. 

Sign up today and join me for this incredible Life Adventure!

Tim | Life Adventure Guiding

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Requirements:

Prospective guests must meet the prerequisites below and have sufficient climbing experience for this challenging environment. There will be a competency check on the first day of climbing. 

Requirements include the following skills and competencies:

  • You are confident in lead climbing outdoor Sport routes up to 5a
  • You can correctly belay a lead climber
  • You can clean the belay anchor and lower to the ground
  • You can effectively communicate with a climbing partner
  • Willing to learn and bring your best effort to the team
  • Efficient with basic climbing knots and hitches:
    • Figure-8 follow through for tying into the harness
    • Figure-8 on a bite of rope
    • Stopper knot at the end of the rope
    • Clove hitch
    • Prusik hitch

 

Trip Itinerary

Wednesday 8 June:

  • Pick up and meet the team (meeting point TBD)
  • Depart together for the Villa in my car
  • Check-in at Villa and get settled in
  • Welcome Aperó
  • Team dinner at the villa

Thursday 9 June:

  • Breakfast at the Villa. Make lunch to-go, and pack our bags for the day.
  • The drive to the climbing area takes about 20 minutes through the beautiful landscape.
  • Climbing Day 1 program
  • Debrief and cool-down drink at ​​Auberge du Col de Bavella
  • Dinner at the Villa
  • Free time

Friday 10 June:

  • Breakfast at the Villa. Make lunch to-go. Ready. Set. Go Climb.
  • Climbing day 2 program
  • Finish climbing mid-afternoon
  • Visit the idyllic Seaside town of Porto Vecchio
  • Beach time!
  • Dinner in Porto Vecchio
  • Bar or Disco after dinner = dance party!

Saturday 11 June:

  • Early start with a quick breakfast, lunch to-go, and on our way
  • Climbing day 3 program- expect a full day
  • Cooldown at a local swimming spot
  • Dinner Finale (villa or local restaurant)

Sunday 12 June:

  • Comfortable breakfast in the morning
  • Final discussion and group debrief
  • Individual debriefs
  • Pack our bags and check-out
  • Transport to the airport and final goodbyes
  • Thanks for coming!

 

How to get there:

You can fly direct from Basel (BSL) airport to Ajecci, Corsica (AJA). This trip runs from Wednesday (08.06) to Sunday (12.06). You could arrive on the island early in the week to extend your travel time. Once you confirm your travel plans, we can determine a meeting point. 

The trip price does not include transportation to & from Corsica.

Accommodation and Meals

Stay overnight in a classic villa with a private room in the charming village of Zonza. There is a lot of space for relaxing, practicing with climbing gear, personal time, and recovering between adventures. Zonza is near the climbing area of Bavella and offers bars and restaurants. Beautiful swimming spots are within a 10-minute walk.

Whether it’s a home-cooked meal in the villa’s fully equipped kitchen or eating in a restaurant, trip costs include your meals. I will ensure you have enough food to fuel the adventure. You will have access to the kitchen anytime to prepare something for yourself. 

Insurance:

Each participant’s responsibility is to have the appropriate health and rescue insurance, including ‘extreme sports’ while traveling abroad. Check with your insurance provider for supplemental coverage.

Climbing Overview

When traveling to a new climbing area, it is essential to create a progression of skills that follows the difficulty and complexity of the climbing. Our team will take advantage of what the region offers and tailor it to our group.  

The climbing overview below gives a general sense of such a progression. Depending on the level of the climbers who join, these lessons can focus more on intermediate to advanced topics, like trad and multi-pitch climbing.

Climbing day 1

The goal on the first day is to create a foundation and set the tone of the adventure. Our lessons will begin on single-pitch, bolted Sport routes. Essential topics will be discussed during ground school and applied on route to ensure competence and shared understanding. Topics include: 

  • Lead climbing and lead belaying
  • Belaying from above
  • Rope and equipment considerations
  • Standard communication between partners
  • Making a plan before leaving the ground
  • Anchor building

When time permits, our lessons could expand into Day 2 topics. 

Climbing day 2

After ‘warming up’ on sport climbs, the complexity increases with the introduction of Traditional Protection, known as ‘Pro’ or ‘Gear,’ both active and passive. These two words are used interchangeably in the context of climbing. The day will focus on climbing single-pitch and multi-pitch Traditional or ‘Trad’ routes. 

There will be a demonstration and discussion about placing effective Pro followed by a practice session. Trad climbing routes do not have bolts. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the lead climber to put or set Pro during a lead climb, a valuable skill for any climber. Topics include:

  • Differences between active and passive protection (cams vs. nuts)
  • How to effectively place a piece of Pro
  • Route and Pro considerations
  • “That’s a lot of gear!” How to arrange and manage gear on your harness
  • Building belay anchors using Pro
  • Dangers and risk considerations
  • Descent Options: rappel or walk-off
  • Making a plan before leaving the ground

Climbing day 3

Building on our previous training, the focus will shift to the committing multi-pitch objectives of the region. Multi-pitch techniques will be demonstrated and practiced on the ground before launching into the vertical world. Apply your newly learned skills as we climb routes that vary in sheer length between 150-300m. 

These routes will test the ability and strength of our team and will require our best effort. It’s an opportunity to solidify your skills and techniques and take your climbing experience to the next level. 

Topics include: 

  • Route selection for the team
  • Climbing and belaying options for Party of 3
  • belay stand and rope management
  • Time management on route
  • Descent Options: rappel or walk-off
  • Make a Plan Before Leaving the Ground
  • Dangers and risk considerations
  • Daypack essentials for a multi-pitch climb

 

Kit & Packing List:

After sign-up, you will receive a packing & kit list. 

 

Pricing

The price for this event: CHF 1’247

Price includes:

  • Dedicated climbing guide & host for the entire trip
  • three days climbing in a small group
  • Four nights at an exclusive villa for our team
  • 4x dinner, lunch, and breakfast
  • Transfers to/from the airport and transportation around the island
  • Topo guides of Bavella region 

Price does not include:

  • Flight or transportation to Corsica
  • Insurance
  • Extra drinks and snacks

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Intro Top-Rope Climbing

Introduction to Outdoor Rock climbing

Rock Climbing is a fun and challenging way to experience the outdoors. Test yourself against the rock and climb to the top. The sense of accomplishment and views are worth the effort. Plus, it is so much fun!

This 1-day adventure is a great introduction for beginner climbers or groups who want to try outdoor rock climbing. We set up the top ropes and teach you basic climbing and belaying skills. Then it’s time to have fun under the supervision of a trained guide. Climbing locations are carefully chosen based on guest skill level.

If you have ever climbed in a climbing gym and want to try the real thing outdoors, then this Introduction course is for you. It’s the first step towards becoming a confident and skilled outdoor climber.

2022 Season Calendar below

Skill level:

No previous experience is required.

Prerequisites:

None. New climbers are welcome.

Duration:

6 hours

Price:

CHF 197

What does the price include?

  • Rock climbing guide
  • Technical climbing equipment
  • Instruction
  • Harness
  • Helmet

What does the price NOT include?

  • Climbing shoes
  • Transportation
  • Drinks or food
  • Trip or rescue Insurance

Kit list- What to bring

  • Climbing shoes (required)
  • Optional personal climbing kit
    • helmet, harness, belay device, chalk bag
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing for climbing
  • Water or other drink
  • Snacks & packed lunch

Maximum number of participants: 6

Consider taking our Learn to Lead Climb course if you get the climbing bug.

Get inspired by our Adventure Photo Gallery

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Tim offers climbing courses with our partners at Touring Monkeys (Touringmonkeys.com). These 2-day courses include overnight accommodation, dinner and breakfast, and more time climbing.

Upcoming Courses:

30 April- 01 May: Intro to Outdoor Climbing (course 1/2)

14-15 May: Learn to Lead Climbing course (course 2/2)

 

 

Learn to Lead Climb

Lead Climbing Course

Are you new to climbing outside and want to enjoy the endless Sport Climbing routes in Switzerland?
This lead climbing course is for you!

The course teaches the fundamentals of lead climbing a bolted (sport) route on natural rock and prepares you for a lifetime of climbing and route possibilities. Have you climbed in a gym or had a friend ‘put up the rope’ for you? Now it’s time for you to climb on the ‘Sharp End’ and get the rope up!

You will learn the various techniques and skills needed to climb with a partner successfully. Take the next step in your climbing progression and sign up today!

Curriculum:

  • How to identify the best route for you
  • Lead climbing and lead belaying techniques
  • Bolt assessment & clipping quickdraws
  • How to thread the rope at anchor for lowering
  • Setting up a top-rope
  • Partner communication & plan
  • Finally, Go Climbing!

This course will build confidence and create an excellent foundation for you as a lead climber. Discover beautiful climbing locations around the Alps and build partnerships with fellow climbers.

What is the difference between Lead climbing and Sport climbing? Sport climbing implies pre-drilled bolts in the rock for clipping quickdraws and a bolted anchor. Lead climbing means the first climber takes the rope up the route, clipping bolts along the way for protection. The lead climber can set up a Top-rope for the 2nd climber or group or simply ‘clean’ the anchor and leave no gear behind.

2022 Season Calendar below

Skill Level:

Beginner ==> Intermediate

Prerequisites:

Intro to Top-rope climbing course with Life Adventure Guiding. Or previous top-rope climbing experience in a gym or outside.

Pricing

1-day course: CHF 247

What does the price include?

  • A full day of learning and climbing in a small group with a dedicated climbing guide
  • Group equipment
    • Technical hardware: Carabiners, quickdraws
    • Technical Softgoods: Rope, slings, cordelette

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transportation
  • Drinks
  • Packed lunches
  • Trip or rescue Insurance

Kit list- What to bring

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing helmet
  • Harness and belay device (can be rented out for an additional CHF 20)
  • Chalk bag

Maximum number of participants: 4

2022 Calendar. Choose your date and sign up!

 

Tim offers climbing courses with our partners at Touring Monkeys (Touringmonkeys.com). These 2-day courses include overnight accommodation, dinner and breakfast, and more time climbing.

30 April- 01 May: Intro to Outdoor Climbing (course 1/2)

14-15 May: Lead Climbing in Central Switzerland (course 2/2)

Multi-pitch climbing Course

Multi-pitch climbing in the Swiss Alps

is an unforgettable experience

Thousands of multi-pitch routes are waiting for you! This course will teach you how to climb them!

Multi-pitch climbing is ascending a route that includes one or more stops at belay stands.  A climber leads a pitch and then belays their partner up to the belay stand. The climbers can swap roles as lead climber or belayer on every pitch. The process repeats until the route is climbed or the party retreats.

Have you ever seen rock climbers high on a rock face? That’s multi-pitch climbing! Routes can range between 2 and 25+ pitches (50-400m!) with various degrees of difficulty. The vertical world of multi-pitch climbing is exciting and challenging. There are many skills and techniques required for such an undertaking. This course will equip you to accomplish your goals in a multi-pitch setting.

Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

  • Route consideration of what’s best for the team
  • Review of lead belaying and belaying from above
  • Review protection and anchors
  • How Multi-pitch system works.
  • Descent options- Rappel or walk-off

The multi-pitch course is conducted over two days with small group sizes (max. four students) to optimize learning and experience. It includes overnight accommodations with easy access to the climbing areas. If you are ready to climb to the next level, this multi-pitch course is for you.

2022 Season Calendar below

Skill Level:

Intermediate ==> Advanced

Prerequisites:

Climbing skills grade: 5a (FR) or 5.8 (YDS)

Belaying skills: able to belay a lead climber

Previous courses from Life Adventure Guiding: Intro to Top-rope climbing & Learn to Lead Climb

Insurance:

The participant’s responsibility is to have accident insurance covering mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year for Switzerland emergency medical assistance and recovery).

Kit lists- What to bring

  • Water, sports drink
  • Packed lunch & snacks for Saturday and Sunday
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing helmet
  • Chalk bag
  • Sleeping bag liner (blankets & pillow provided)

Clothing Essentials

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt and long sleeve
  • Trousers for climbing
  • Fleece or mid-layer
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over trousers (optional)
  • Sun hat & Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Warm gloves

Technical gear

  • Backpack (30-40L)
  • Waterproof inner bags
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness (Harness & belay device available for rent Fr. 20/ weekend)
  • Climbing helmet
  • ATC Belay device
  • 4x Locking carabiners
  • 10x Quick-draws
  • 1x PAS (Personal Anchor System)
  • 1x Cordelette (5m)
  • Belay gloves
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Please let Tim know if you need to borrow gear.

Pricing

Price: Fr. 650

Duration: 2 days (Day-1 meet at 10:00, Day-2 finish around 16:00)

What does the price include?

  • A dedicated climbing guide committed to your training and experience
  • Accommodation on Saturday in a shared room
  • Dinner on Saturday night
  • Breakfast on Sunday morning
  • Group equipment
    • Technical hardware: Carabiners, quickdraws
    • Technical Softgoods: Rope, slings, cordelette

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Drinks, packed lunches, or snacks
  • Personal climbing kit

Maximum number of participants: 4

Climbing & Alpine hut overnight

Alpine Huts Offer Easy Access to alpine climbing routes with an Unforgettable Overnight Experience.

Join the Alpine Community & Discover Beautiful Climbing Destinations

The Swiss Alps have hundreds of huts with excellent climbing right outside the door. These historical huts offer the opportunity to share in the history, sleep overnight, and connect with other mountain community members. The joy of hiking and reaching your destination is a fantastic feeling. There’s nothing like waking up to a sunrise in the Alps.

Hut destinations vary with the guest and climbing goals of the trip in mind. Hiking to any particular hut can range from 1-3 hours. Once we arrive at the hut and drop off our bags, we can get to the fun of climbing fantastic rock formations in the alpine enviroment.

What kind of climbing is possible around the huts? Climbing styles include top-rope climbing, lead sport climbing, and multi-pitch routes. Our guides will create a custom plan for the team to maximize fun and success.

The geology of the alpine enviroments is just incredible. Rock types include Granite, limestone, and gneiss (depending on region). Each type of stone offers a different climbing experience and requires the climber to adapt. There’s a lifetime of climbing fun waiting for you on the rock towers and walls of the Swiss Alps.

2022 Calendar below

Skill level:

Beginner => Intermediate => Advanced

Prerequisites:

Intro to Top-rope climbing with Life Adventure Guiding, or previous lead climbing experience with knowledge of lead climbing, belaying, and knots.

Book this 2-day event as a private course.

Price:

Price for one night CHF 447

Price for two nights CHF 647
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Contact directly for group pricing.

Included in Price:

  • Overnight accommodation in a hut, including 3-course menu dinner, bed in a dorm, and breakfast
  • Dedicated rock guide on incredible rock routes
  • Climbing equipment:
    • Technical hardware: Carabiners, quickdraws, anchor materials
    • Technical softgoods: Ropes, webbing, cordelette

Not included in the price:

  • Personal climbing equipment
    • climbing shoes
    • harness, helmet, belay device, climber’s chalk (Rental equipment: Fr. 20 /weekend)
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Packed lunch, snacks, drinks
  • A sleeping sack is required at the hut (The hut provides blankets and pillows)
  • Trip or rescue insurance

Hut Destination Options

Do you already know which hut you want to visit? Please tell us! Or may we suggest one of our favorite areas?

  • Göschenental (Bergseehutte)
  • Schilthornhutte (above Lauterbrunnen)
  • Konigshutte
  • Salbithutte

2 Day / 1 Night

 

3 Day / 2 Nights

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Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Are you ready to climb one of Switzerland’s thousands of excellent Multi-pitch routes?

Tim will guide you!

Have you ever looked up in the mountains and seen rock climbers high on a rock face? That’s multi-pitch rock climbing! Routes can range between 2 and 25+ pitches (50-400m!) with various degrees of difficulty. The vertical world of multi-pitch climbing is exciting and challenging and requires knowledge.

Multi-pitch climbing is ascending a route that includes one or more stops at belay stands. A pitch is from one belay stand to the next. Tim will lead a pitch, while the 2nd climber lead-belays them. When he reaches the next belay stand, he belays the 2nd climber up. The process repeats until the route is climbed or the party retreats.

The best route for the team is carefully hand-picked by considering important factors like skill level, time available, weather, motivation level, etc. There is a route for everyone, even beginners! 

Before leaving the ground and during the climb, your guide will instruct you on performing specific tasks and movements and provide words of encouragement. You are sure to learn a lot from experience. Oh! The views and photo opportunities are just incredible.

Is one day not enough for you? Consider booking our two-day trip with Alpine hut overnight. There are fantastic climbing routes out the door from these huts. It’s a beautiful way to combine rock climbing and the community around hut culture. Nothing beats waking up to Alpine sunrise.

2022 Season Calendar below

Skill Level:

Intermediate ==> Advanced

Prerequisites:

Climbing skills grade: 5a (FR) or 5.8 (YDS)

Belaying skills: able to belay a lead climber

Insurance:

The participant’s responsibility is to have health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. We highly recommend becoming a Rega patron  (CHF 40 per year for Switzerland emergency medical assistance and recovery).

Kit lists- What to bring:

  • Backpack (15-25L)
  • Water, sports drink
  • Packed lunch & snacks
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness (Rent harness, belay device, & helmet for Fr. 10 per day)
  • Climbing helmet
  • ATC Belay device
  • Chalk bag
  • Belay gloves
  • Headlamp

Clothing Essentials:

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt and long sleeve
  • Trousers for climbing
  • Fleece or mid-layer
  • Down jacket (seasonal)
  • Waterproof jacket (required)
  • Waterproof over trousers (optional)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Warm gloves

Pricing

Price: Fr. 347

Duration: 1 day (approximately 8 hours depending on route)

What does the price include?

Rock guide for the day (maximum two guests on a climb)

Technical equipment: Rope, quickdraws, carabiners, and other gear

Guaranteed life adventure on a multi-pitch route in Switzerland

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Food or drink
  • Accident and rescue Insurance

Maximum participants: 2

Review:

“Tim took me up a multi-pitch climb up the side of the Stockhorn in Switzerland – and it was awesome!! I have a couple of years of experience in climbing single-pitch and a couple of multi-pitch routes, and to be able to go up with someone like Tim was very beneficial to me. I told him about my previous climbing experience, and he picked a route that challenged me but did not overwhelm me. The best part of my experience (if I had to choose just one thing) would be that Tim also taught me a lot of rope management skills and tips and tricks that help with efficiency while on the route. I had an absolute blast and am looking forward to the next adventure with Tim!” -Josh Cooper, Germany.

 

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Tim offers a Guided Multi-pitch experience hosted by our partners at Touring Monkeys (Touringmonkeys.com). Check out the link below for more information and dates.

02-03 July: Private Guided Multi-pitch climbing in Ticino

After Work or School Outdoor Climbing

Want to go outdoor rock climbing after work or school?

Join us Wednesday evenings to train and build your skills for more significant weekend objectives

Climbing after work or school is a great way to blow off the stress from the day and meet other motivated climbers. You’ll have a partner to climb with and it’s a great opportunity to practice climbing and belaying skills together.

Each month we will visit a different climbing crag to experience the variety of rocks in Central Switzerland. That means 2 sessions a month at the same crag. Returning a second time allows you to try the same routes, compare performance, and send your project!

Upcoming  Dates: Wednesday 4 & 25 May  Join the Adventure Seeker WhatsApp group chat and receive notifications with locations updates. Click here to join

Life Adventure Guiding provides the ropes and necessary technical gear, like ropes, quickdraws, and anchor materials. We are there to support, offer teachable moments, and ensure a fantastic time. Climbers are responsible for themselves and should have prior outdoor climbing experience or completed a climbing course from Life Adventure Guiding.

This is not a climbing course but rather an opportunity for fellow climbers to train together during the week. These evenings can help elevate your climbing confidence and skills to reach your goals on the rock.

Prerequisites:

Previous climbing experience with knowledge of top-rope & lead belaying.

Price:

Fr. 40

Maximum Participants: 6

Included in Price:

  • Guaranteed climbing partner
  • Guide support and supervision
  • Technical climbing gear for the group
    • Ropes, quickdraws, carabiners, etc
  • A fun evening at the crag with fellow climbers

Not Included in Price:

  • Personal climbing gear: climbing shoes (must have your own)
    • harness, belay device, helmet, chalk (RENT Fr.10/evening)
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

Kit List

  • Personal climbing gear:
    • climbing shoes, helmet, harness, belay device
  • Hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Food & water
  • Climbing journal

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