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Mountain Climbing in Courmayeur: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the stunning scenery and incredible mountain summits surrounding the idyllic resort town of Courmayeur!

From the top of Mont Blanc – the highest peak in Western Europe – to the more modest slopes of Gran Paradiso to Monte Rosa, there are plenty of incredible mountaineering opportunities all around this part of the Aosta Valley. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Courmayeur. The mountains are calling!

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What should I know about Mountain Climbing Courmayeur?

Situated in the shadow of the Mont Blanc massif, in the northwestern corner of the Aosta Valley, Courmayeur is a popular and ideally located starting point for a variety of different mountaineering expeditions.

Along with the lesser-climbed Via Italiana up to the summit of Mont Blanc, there is also the lesser-climbed southern route up to the top of the Matterhorn, or Monte Cervino, as it is known on the southern side of the border. This is challenging variation is also a bit tougher than from the Swiss side, but yields the same unbeatable views.

Aside from these two, there are plenty of other iconic peaks to be conquered. Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and the Breithorn are all perfectly suited for novice mountaineers looking for some high-altitude alpine experience.

Meanwhile, Aiguilles d’Entrèves is the perfect 1-day challenge for advanced mountaineers looking to get another classic alpine route under their belt.

Why should I choose Courmayeur for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Sitting at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif and within easy driving distance of numerous other incredible mountain peaks, Courmayeur is a gorgeous place for any mountaineering expeditions. Ascending directly from the idyllic little town provide some of the best views found in the Alps.

Mighty Mont Blanc

Towering 4,810 meters in elevation, Mont Blanc is the highest summit in the Alps and western Europe. Taking the Via Italaina to its summit is a great way to experience a lesser traveled route to the summit of this iconic peak. The route takes two days and is much more technically challenging than from the French side.

Something for everyone

Even if you are not ready to take on the challenging Via Italiana of Mont Blanc, there are plenty of mountain climbing opportunities for adventurers of every level. Nearby Gran Paradiso is the perfect peak for first-time climbers. Meanwhile, Aiguilles d’Entrèves is the quintessential alpine ascent for advanced climbers.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Courmayeur?

During the summer months, the weather for climbing in Courmayeur is ideal. Average temperatures on the mountain hover between 8 ºC to 12 ºC. Weather on the mountain can be fairly unpredictable, but the summer months tend to be the driest.

How can I get to Courmayeur?

Any trip to Courmayeur generally begins with a flight into either Geneva International Airport (GVA) or Turin’s international airport (TRN). From both of these spots, the resort town is a few hours drive away.

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Best time to climb

June to September

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing |



Enrico was a super super guide, very well organised, knowledgable and attentive. He cared for the group and for his sport. We had fabulous trips and very happy memories. Together with we went to Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Valle D'Aosta and Dolomiti Via Ferrata. Enrico gave me the skills and confidence to become self-guided and to organise my own trips which is what I am still doing today. I have a great respect for Enrico as an individual, a mountaineer and guide.



We went on a tour to Mont Blanc and Italian Alps with Enrico. He organized everything well, looked after our safety, dealt well with different levels of fitness in our group, was flexible when required, and was always pleasant.



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