The Alpinists

Valais Adventure - Monte Rosa Cabin

07.-08. September 2024 (Backup: 14.-15. September 2024)

The Plan 

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the Gorner Glacier adventure is a photographer’s dream, offering a majestic experience with the iconic Matterhorn as its backdrop. This magnificent glacier, often less frequented than other tourist spots, presents an unspoiled and dramatic landscape that’s ideal for photography.

The journey begins with a coffee and meetup with a brief theory session, preparing you for an unforgettable photographic journey in the mountains. During this two-day experience, you will be immersed in comprehensive photography lessons, covering everything from location scouting, trip planning, essential gear, to editing photos and selecting the best shots. Most importantly, you’ll learn various photography techniques to capture the awe-inspiring scenery.

A highlight of this adventure is the hike to the Monte Rosa Hut, a path filled with diverse photographic subjects. Here, the striking contrast between the icy hues of the glacier and the rugged mountainous terrain creates a breathtaking scene. But it’s the view of the Matterhorn, with its iconic, pyramid-like peak, that truly captivates. This experience is not just about photographing stunning landscapes; it’s an opportunity to learn the nuances of high-altitude photography with one of the world’s most famous mountains in your viewfinder.

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What we can offer you

Photography

We aim to improve your knowledge in photography during the workshop, so prepare your brain for a lot of information. We will walk you through our personal settings on our camera to help you adapt and improve your personal skills. We will give you insights how we work with those settings, composition, light, and additional techniques that will help you develop your eye for detail and finding interesting perspectives and subjects.

Editing

Your editing workflow will be improved. From organizing photos to editing with your personal look in Lightroom and Photoshop, you will get tips and tricks from our experience. You will learn all the tips and tricks that give your photos a professional look. Of course, you'll also get some of our presets to play around.

Experience

During those three days, we will experience the most scenic places that Valais has to offer. With advanced hikes, our hikes will take us to ideal locations to take your next beautiful photograph.

What is included?

  • Three days in nature with experienced photography instructors
  • Camera backpack for the equipment
  • One night in a mountain hut
  • Education for both Adobe Lightroom/ Photoshop
  • Snacks, no one is going to be hungry on our watch
  • Breakfast / Dinner

What is not included?

  • SD Card (>64GB recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Laptop and external SSD
  • Photoshop & Lightroom Classic license
  • Lunch (Picknick)

Further Information

  • Languages: German and Englisch
  • Hiking difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Minimum number of participants: 6
  • Maximum number of participants: 9
  • Your photography guides: Jon, Fabio

Investment:

CHF 850.-

10% off for students

prepayment of CHF 250.- to secure your spot*

*After successfully paying the prepayment we will reach out to you with further details on the workshop and everything you need to know, we are beyond excited to get in touch and thank you for your trust!

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    Frequently asked questions 

    What level of photography is required?

    The workshop is meant for people who already know some of the basics of photography and tends to build upon the basics of the outdoor workshops. However everyone is welcome and we can make sure that everybody can learn and improve their knowledge!

    Besides that, we only ask you to bring passion, energy and the drive to be out in the field every day no matter what the weather is like.

    What should I bring?

    We will send out a clothing list before the trip. We recommend that you layer up! Bring comfortable clothes for sunny days and layers for when it’s colder such as in the morning and evening. A rain jacket, preferably Gore-tex and a wool underlayer will help when shooting after sunset. Merino socks and hiking boots are your best friend. As the saying goes “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”. Temperatures during the day could hit over 20 degrees Celsius and on an evening in the mountains approach 0 degrees Celsius.

    What are the required fitness conditions?

    During this workshop we will have to carry the camera equipment as well as clothes, food and water for hikes. You should bring some experience in hiking and have an appropriate fitness level to do some hours of hiking.

    Where will we be staying?

    We will be staying in the Cabane d’Orny mountain hut.

    Can I bring a drone?

    Of course! Please only use your drone where it is allowed to do so. We would recommend bringing a DJI Mavic sized drone to give you a smooth travel experience. If you are interested we can give you inputs to aerial photo- and videography.

    What and where will we eat?

    We will eat dinner and breakfast in the mountain hut. Where and how to eat lunch is up to you.

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