Mountain Survival Courses

The mountain and forest survival techniques that we teach at Attitude Montagne are essentiel for your outdoor trips and adventures or even longer expeditions. Many things can happen and make you divert form your original route (weather changes, blocked path, accident, injury…). The knowledge that you will acquire in this survival course will help you to manage these unforeseen events in an efficient way and assure your comfort and security.

Mountaineering school progress

We consider a mountaineer to be autonomous once the 5 courses in the Mountaineering School Program has been completed.

Mountain Navigation


You will learn navigation skills to help you find your way in even the most remote regions of the world. These techniques pass through a complete knowledge of the tools of navigations as well as planification, either it is on trail or off trail.

  • We will teach you how to find your exact position on the Earth (navigation, coordinates)
  • We will show you how to master the navigation principals with a map, a compast, a GPS and a cellphone.
  • You will practice your techniques on the terrain
  • You will be introduced to different tools for trip planning (internet applications, cellphone applications, GPS).
  • Realization and application of a complete route plan (distance, time, etc).
  • Planification of an emergency plan.

Since January 2021 and until further notice, as it is not allowed to teach course inside in group, the first day of the navigation course is taking place in videoconference mode. If you cancel because this formula does not suit you, the regular cancellation conditions apply.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Level: beginners
  • Duration: 2 days

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Winter Camping Course


You will familiarize yourself with the winter camping experience, to sleep in cold weather and in snow. The success of your outdoor trip or your international expedition will depend on your comfort, the quality of your sleep and your safety.

  • We will focus making you comfortable with the experience of sleping outdoors in low temperatures.
  • We will see the thechniques for practicing winter camping safely.
  • We will cover how to choose and manage winter camping equipment.
  • We will see how to choose clothing and layering principles for winter activities.
  • We will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • We will teach you how to treat hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Level: beginners
  • Duration: 2 days (including 1 night)

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