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Courmayeur

BEGINNERS MOUNTAINEERING COURSE AROUND MONT BLANC


Mountaineering

Category

4 Days

Duration

Open to all

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 5

Partecipants


What you'll do

Join our Mont Blanc mountaineering course, tailored for beginners and enthusiasts looking to elevate their skills. Over four days with a UIAGM-certified Alpine Guide, you'll master rock climbing, glacier navigation, and safety techniques amidst the Mont Blanc massif's splendor. No prior mountaineering experience needed—just the spirit for adventure.


Itinerary

We gather at Courmayeur, Italy, near the helicopter station (free parking) at 9:30 AM. Our adventure begins with a transfer to Val Veny, the gateway to Mont Blanc. We approach Refugio Monzino through a hiking path and a beginner-friendly via ferrata, where we’ll have a technical workshop with ropes. The day ends with dinner and an overnight stay at the refuge, nestled high in the mountain tops.
After breakfast, we embark on a light mountain hike peppered with rocky passages, perfect for mountaineering beginners looking to improve their climbing skills. We enjoy lunch with alpine vistas and return to Refugio Monzino for another evening of camaraderie and rest under the Mont Blanc massif.
We descend to Courmayeur for lunch and a brief respite. Later, we transfer to the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car for a scenic ascent to Refugio Torino, where we dine and rest, surrounded by the grandeur of the Alps.
Our day starts with breakfast followed by a glacier trek on the Giant's Glacier, practicing essential alpine climbing techniques. We may explore Col d'Entrèves or Col de Géant before enjoying a panoramic lunch and descending via the cable car to Courmayeur. We bid farewell, marking the end of our memorable Mont Blanc circuit.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
IFMGA Guide
Guide expenses (transfers, night in refuges and half-board)
Loan of common safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack)
Harness
Ice crampoons
Ice axe
Lunch bag for the second day
3 overnight stays in a refuge (with dinners and breakfasts) or B&B in case the refuges are not yet open
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Local transport
Extra meals and drinks for client and the guide
Transfers

Accomodations

Monzino Refuge


Situated at 2,590 meters in the Mont Blanc massif, Rifugio Monzino offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and serves as a popular basecamp for climbers. Named after the Italian explorer Guido Monzino, it provides comfortable accommodations and basic amenities, making it an ideal starting point for exploring the glaciers and trails of the area.

Torino Refuge


Perched at 3,375 meters on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif, Rifugio Torino offers breathtaking vistas and direct access to climbing routes and ski descents. Providing comfortable dormitory-style accommodations and delicious meals, it serves as a vital hub for mountaineers, hikers, and skiers seeking to conquer the summits of the region.


Guides

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis is a UIAGM-certified Alpine Guide based in Valle d'Aosta, at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc massif. He is part of the Peaks Hunter Team, which offers professionalism and years of experience in organizing outdoor activities in Italy and Europe, for group excursions. His passion for exploration drives him to undertake memorable adventures and journeys, which he loves to share with those who entrust themselves to him.


Meeting point

45.79692216.9689626
Courmayeur


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

June 2024
Thu
6 Jun
7:30 AM
Mon
10 Jun
3:00 PM

Confirmed

5 spots left
Total
1650 €
Mon
1 Jul
7:30 AM
Thu
4 Jul
3:00 PM

Confirmed

5 spots left
Total
1650 €
Mon
2 Sep
7:30 AM
Thu
5 Sep
3:00 PM

Confirmed

5 spots left
Total
1650 €
Mon
16 Sep
7:30 AM
Thu
19 Sep
3:00 PM

Confirmed

5 spots left
Total
1650 €

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