Breithorn, Gran Paradiso and Tresenta climbs

Duration : 4 days

Italy, Alps, Switzerland

Level : intermediate

from 550 € / p. 3 persons

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Let yourself be tempted by this mountaineering course on three magnificent peaks, including two more than 4000 meters high: the Breithorn (4165m) and Gran Paradiso (4061m).

The mountaineering routes on these three summits are highly formative in this level and are quite prestigious because two are over 4000m.

The goal is to improve your technique when using crampons for long hours. In short, consolidate your basics so that you can access higher levels.


D1: Meet at 5am in Courmayeur and transfer to Cervinia. Verification of personal equipment, then ski lifts to Monte Rosa Plateau at 3510 meters high. From there, along a ski slope, then on the glacier plateau, you reach the Breithorn and its final slope at 35° / 40° at 4165m.
Round trip: 5h / 5h30 walk. In the afternoon return to Cervinia with the ski lifts, then to the Monte Bianco CAI Uget refuge in Courmayeur. Half-board at the refuge.

D2: Meet at the refuge at 11am and transfer to Pont de Valsavarenche (1910m). From here you will follow the path which in 3 hours will take you to the Vittorio Emanuele refuge (2590m). Half-board at the refuge.

D3: Departure from the refuge around 4.30am / 5am and climb of the normal route to the top of Gran Paradiso (4061m): first via a long section of snow / ice, then by a last rocky part with a 2nd degree passage.
Return by the same route, total duration from 7 to 8 hours. Half-board at the refuge.

D4: Departure from the refuge around 6.30am / 7am and ascent of the Tresenta (3609m) on a snow / ice slope at 40 °, followed by a very easy rocky part.
Return by the same route, total duration from 5 to 6h. From the refuge, descent to Pont where the program ends.

Content of teaching:

  • Progression on a glacier
  • Tighted rope progression on snow slope
  • Improvement of crampons techniques
  • Choice of equipment according to the outing
  • Choice of the route according to the conditions of the mountain

All these themes will be treated during the mountaineering outings planned in the program.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide
  • Half-boards in refuges Monte Bianco and Vittorio Emanuele, including the guide's one (excluding drinks and hot water for the outings)
  • Skipass
  • Transport to / from Cervinia and Valsavarenche
  • Insurance

The price does not include

  • Eveyrhing not specified in "The price includes"


Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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