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Mountain Climbing in the Italian Alps

Italy is a diverse and beautiful country, with mountainous alpine terrain in the North and truly gorgeous valleys and coastline in the South and its Mediterranean Islands. Mountain climbing is an exciting and thrilling way to explore the loveliness of the Italian countryside and mountains.

Italy is a passionate, exciting and stunning place, with its picture-perfect countryside, sumptuous mountain ranges, coastline and beaches, buzzing cities and friendly people. The food and drink it produces is unbeatable, and millions of people fall in love with the country every year. Mountain climbing on the peaks of Italy’s mountain ranges is one of the most unique and fantastic ways to explore, discover and uncover the magnificent scenery it has to offer, with the world famous Italian Alps in the North proving to be one of the best mountain climbing spots in Europe. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips in Italy, and prepare to be wowed!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Bowen Chen

5.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

brava!

5.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Fantastic experience with very patient guides Elis and Paulo. Can’t wait for the next one Regards Allan

Richard Williams

5.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso Course and Climb

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Jeroen Van Ammers

4.00

September, 2022

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

All the booking went well with good preparation emails and information. It was a little late that we received the last update that we meet the guide in the hut, bet everything went well. The guide was very kind en helped us in the right pace to the top. The last part we went, but we go very fast downhill and the group wasn't able to walk together anymore. Overall it was a wonderful trip with great views. Thank al lot!!.

David Bramston

4.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

The trek to the summit of Gran Paradiso was challenging and full of excellent scenery. In general, it was an enjoyable experience... the admin support, the planning and the equipment provided were all great and the Refuge Chabod was a brilliant set up. In order to help with future successful expeditions, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the guide provides a clear briefing at the start, then regularly listens to the clients, and also needs to be willing to adjust the pace when required. We felt we were being raced up and down the mountain as quickly as possibly, purely to suit the guide, without having sufficient breaks across the day to have the necessary water and nutrition and to catch a breath to simply enjoy the views from time to time. As a result of this desire to just 'get it done', there were moments when it felt unsafe and this forcefulness made the climbers feel uneasy and hustled on a number of occasions across the two days. These trips must focus on the needs and desires of the customer, especially as we are not familiar with this specific mountain. However, overall, it is a trip i would definitely recommend. There's a lot of ground to cover in two days but it can be done and is worth it. A beautiful summit and a stunning part of the world. Thanks.

Tanya Glanville-Wallis

5.00

September, 2022

2-day ascent to Monviso in the Cottian Alps

EPIC as ever! Thank you so much team :)

Alexandre Biguet

5.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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TAKESHI JIN

5.00

September, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

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LUCIAN TICU RUSU

5.00

September, 2022

Climbing Gran Paradiso, Your First 4000m Ascent

Everything was OK. Marcello is a very good guide, he is very kind, a true professional. It was a great experience! Thank you!

Pablo Valdés

5.00

August, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Unbelievable experience! Tobias was the best; super experienced and I felt really safe with him on the rope. Thanks a lot!

Eva Fischer

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Laurence Mitchell

5.00

August, 2022

4-day guided ascent to Ortler and Cevedale

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andi as a guide, always felt totally safe and he was excellent company and very flexible and helpful. Had an amazing time! :)

Robin Vos

5.00

August, 2022

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Elis was very concerned about our safety and he did it very good. He explained how crevasses are formed and how to discover them. He had a really strong pace going up but we keep up with him the whole time. His English was good and we had a lot of fun! With him you feel confident to climb any mountain.

Maurits Vriesendorp

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Christopher Perks

5.00

August, 2022

All-In Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso Climb

With the huts on Mont Blanc closed and climbing suspended Peakshunter reworked our trip very quickly and swapped Mont Blanc with a program on Monte Rosa. With K suffering from altitude sickness on GP the Guide was brilliant in slowing the pace for her to make two summits on Monte Rosa and rather than risk problems by going higher on the last day rearranged the programme again and arranged a brilliant day on the Aiguille Marbrees. Thank you!

Lena Sjoblom

5.00

August, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

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Rickard Colliander

5.00

August, 2022

Spaghetti Tour from Switzerland

Martin was really the perfect guide for my and my 17-year old son’s alpine adventure week! In the end we only climbed one out of the three peaks that we had planned to, but on the other hand we climbed three other great ones instead (something we decided together). I really appreciated his flexibility and also that it was easy to hang out with Martin. Best recommendations - wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to him again!

Sergi Lladonosa

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Excellent experience with Marcelo and Silvia. 5 stars in all criteria and already looking forward my next trip with them :)

David Zirkin

5.00

August, 2022

Summer mountaineering custom trips in Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland

Guide was very professional and friendly with an emphasis on safety

Jordancho Pavlov

5.00

August, 2022

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Joe Zanini

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Sergejs Bolsedvorskis

5.00

August, 2022

Mont Blanc summit with acclimatization on Gran Paradiso (8 days)

An awesome adventure provided by Tal's company. All requirements were met and schedule was adjusted for the changing weather conditions. It was one of the best guided tours I've experienced so far!

Alain Gravelle

5.00

August, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias was an excellent guide and very kind . Very safety conscious and made the ascent very nice. I would recommend Tobias any time. It was a wonderful experience. Al

Manau George

5.00

July, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Jivan Ottogalli

5.00

July, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias was an extremely good guide and ade the trip run very smoothly!

Edward Koenig

5.00

July, 2022

Climbing Mont Blanc in 5 days with double chance to summit

The trip rating is actually for summiting Gran Paradiso rather than Mont Blanc. Unfortunately the conditions for Mont Blanc were very poor with all the thawing of the permafrost enabling many rock slides. Explore-Share receives a 4 as the instructions for wiring funds were consistently incomplete. The address for Explore-Share that is on file with the bank is required not just the address of the bank.

Tom Carr

5.00

July, 2022

Gran Paradiso Course and Climb

Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!

Rohan Muir

5.00

July, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Great trek up Gran Paradiso! A little disorganised in terms of lack of information but we felt everything went smoothly and we felt safe with our guide, Mario! Grazie 😊.

Peter Havalda

5.00

July, 2022

Punta Gnifetti, Margherita Hut, All-Inclusive Guided Ascent

I used explore-share based on relatively good reviews. Sadly, my experience with them is very inpersonal and not good. Trip advertised initially as available, followed by direct email from company providing it, trip is not guaranteed as sleep in a hut is not confirmed. Few days before the flight, trip was adjusted (cancelled/ rescheduled/ changed 5 times). I understand and fully appreciate that these trips are hard to arrange and you are not providing them directly. But as a company advertising (for extra fee) them for others, should take a bit of responsibility. I found upsetting to receive generic emails, asking for review on trip which did not happened. No response to my emais, what do they actually means by those emails. Equally refund took approximately 5 days. I was not planning to write any review, but I am very disappointed by their poor communication. I would not use them again!

Lloyd Rayner

5.00

July, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias was awesome! Highly recommend!!!

Joshua Kippenberger

5.00

July, 2022

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias and Jaromias were excellent guides. The trip was wonderful and hopefully we'll get a chance to climb again together some day!

Will Barnes

5.00

June, 2022

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Absolutely unreal day! Weather not perfect, but the guide, Andrea, had other options lined up if the weather didn't allow us to summit. Class

Maciej Chmura

5.00

June, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

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Adam Baskett

5.00

June, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Bjørn Junker

5.00

May, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Very beautiful trip, with several different interesting types of challenges (need for snow shoes, crampons, varying temperatures, etc.) - We did the ascent in May which still means a lot of snow making the trip quite tough (you need to be in decent shape and have a some experience to enjoy the trip).

Manson Lau

5.00

October, 2021

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Thanks Jacopo for guiding the trip! Experienced, professional and superb time management! Hope to hike with you next time and enjoy more mountain adventures!

Andreea Ciuinel

5.00

September, 2021

Climbing Gran Paradiso, Your First 4000m Ascent

Wonderful climb with a very experienced guide. Thank you!

Fabio Cirandi

5.00

September, 2021

Climb the Breithorn, the most accessible 4,000m peak in the Alps, from Cervinia (Italy)

Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect 👍.

Eli Karasik

5.00

September, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Jeremy Letwin

5.00

September, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Perfect experience with a wonderful guide

Anthony Hill

5.00

September, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Our trip was excellent with PeaksHunter guides. Great communication from Sylvia and our guides Gabriele and Paulo were excellent. They were patient with us, had great knowledge and prioritised our safety. Three of our group managed to summit Grand Paradiso which was an amazing experience with incredible views. The climb and descent in the second day is not to be underestimated. Very good fitness needed!

Arek Supczinski

5.00

August, 2021

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Last Tuesday I was at the top of the Matterhorn. With this correspondence, I would like to thank Tobias my guide very much. Tobias is a Professional and a very good person. I recommend it to anyone who will climb this beautiful mountain. Once again, thank you very much for the entire organization.

Jarosław Pilarek

5.00

August, 2021

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias is a great guide,who knows every stone and step on the way to the top. He is a professional guide so that I can only recommend him. If you are planning to climb Matterhorn you should choose him as a guide. Best regards and many success Tobias. I wish you all the best.

Rutger Lemahieu

5.00

August, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Magda Mirescu

5.00

August, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

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Marcos Bayuelo

5.00

August, 2021

Castor Mountain, Pennine Alps, 2 Day Guided Ascent

Paolo the guide was Amazing, Silvia was great replying to every question and any time. Any complain about the service and great people.

Sophie Bufton

5.00

August, 2021

2-day Monte Argentera ascent in the Maritime Alps, Italy

Exemplary is the word. Andrea's colleague Simone was my guide for this ascent. Andrea coordinated my solo expedition of Monte Argentera with only a few days notice. Conversation with Simone was easy and fascinating from the get-go. He tailored the expedition to suit me best: we moved at a faster pace and took time to meet the wild animals. He introduced me to harness-and-rope based mountain-climbing and created challenges within my limits - always acknowledged the small accomplishments which was very reassuring!. After the main ascent, Simone used his climbing expertise to reach a child who had fallen from a cliff and assisted in an air-ambulance secours. He took it all in his stride and his humility and heroism were exemplary. As my mountaineering debut, I've come away from the experience with confidence, trust and fascination - I would be thrilled to do another.

TAKESHI JIN

2.00

August, 2021

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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Jan De Meyer

5.00

August, 2021

2-day Gran Paradiso summit from Valsavarenche in the Aosta Valley

Excellent guide

Barbara Bartova

5.00

August, 2021

Summer mountaineering custom trips in Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland

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Markus Stader

5.00

August, 2021

Gran Paradiso “Fast & Light”, 1-day ascent in the Graian Alps

Federico is a nice, professional person from the first second on. During our planning phase he made valuable suggestions based on weather conditions, personal skills & experience to adapt the programm. In this point he is very flexible. During the trip he is focussed to have fine & secure day(s) with his customer(s). His mountaineering skills are beyond any doubt. If you want professionality, friendliness and a good secure feeling he is the right one.

Steven Jeanty

5.00

August, 2021

3-day mountaineering trip to Margherita Hut

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John Mcevoy

5.00

August, 2021

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Great trip, great guide would definitely use again

Joakim Thulin

5.00

August, 2021

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Great guide, service and destination!

Steven Jeanty

5.00

August, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Calvin Works

1.00

August, 2021

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to climb Matterhorn - I was instead given a summit of Briethorn and Riffelhorn. Which, when purchased separately are nearly $1000 less. Overall, pretty disappointed with the experience. Best, Calvin

Arek Supczinski

5.00

July, 2021

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

My trip due to bad weather has yet to take place. We are waiting all the time with Tobias for the improvement of weather conditions. I hope the trip will be successful.

Benjamin Sanders

5.00

July, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

I had a truly fantastic experience with Gabriele from PeaksHunter. He was a very experienced, careful guide. He was very considerate and encouraging and I was very fortunate to have this climbing experience with PeaksHunter.

Darius Mikalauskas

5.00

July, 2021

Climbing the Matterhorn via the Lion’s Ridge with acclimatization (3 days)

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Frans Blommestein

5.00

July, 2021

3-day mountaineering trip to Margherita Hut

Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!

Zuzanna Koltowska

5.00

July, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

We did our first 4000m peak with Gigio from Peak Hunters and it was a (literally) breathtaking experience! To everyone who wants to start their adventure with high altitude- this is a great place to start. Keep in mind that is still challenging to your body due to the altitude. I wish we did more acclimatisation. Overall it was perfectly organised and adjusted to us. They kept us safe, informed and well prepared. Thank you so much and look forward to more adventures! ps. Explore share gives good overview of what is possible but at points it was a bit confusing weather I already booked and who am I talking to. I guess just point to improve I the interface on the platform.

Tereza Rozehnalová

5.00

July, 2021

Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour

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Jules Meeussen

4.00

September, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Anna CHEN

4.00

September, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

The guided tour (fitness level and experience) does not fit the description on explore-share.com. The guide was very in hurry for both ascent and descent and he was on phone call most of the time.

Nathan Schmidt

5.00

September, 2020

Mont Blanc from Refuge Gonella (Via Italiana)

Amazing trip, amazing guide and so grateful! Looking forward to the next one!

Ben Steel

5.00

September, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

The whole package was extremely well put together, and Silvia and Gio were good hosts. I would have liked there to be more learning opportunities during the trip - climbing and trekking techniques, orienteering, technical movements etc. Whilst we achieved the objective of going up and down, I didnt feel like there was much else added around this. A programme of additional skills would be nice, Other than that, would highly recommend!

Pierre-Henry Burnay

5.00

September, 2020

2-day ascent to Monviso, 3841m

Great trip! Jacopo is really a great guide and pushed us to achieve our goal. He is also very fun to be around and we got along with him great. We had an excellent time !

TJ Halbertsma

4.00

September, 2020

4-day Dufourspitze Ascent from Gressoney

Great guide, but unfortunately our trip was cut short because of the weather so we only climbed 2 days instead of 4. But that’s life. The one thing that I didn’t like so much was the portal that you have to go through in order to book the trip. It’s not very personal. I’d rather deal with one person from the start whose name you know and whom you have direct contact with. But overall I was happy with my trip and Claudio and Sylvia did a great job.

Greg Lamb

5.00

August, 2020

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Great day, would recommend

Jingmei Xu

5.00

August, 2020

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Very professional I was lucky enough to get to Matterhorn, thanks

Philip Gilbert

3.00

August, 2020

Piz Bernina, 2-day Summit with overnight at the Marco e Rosa Hut, from Diavolezza

Renzo is a considerate, skilful guide and a good companion. Highly recommended. Under the conditions we climbed in (i.e. warm and cloudy) the route is less highly rated. The track through the "Eck" was much more demanding than Goedecke suggests in his book "4000er" and I would only attempt it again earlier in the year. Renzo took loads of photos so that was good. Grazie Mille!

Nienke

5.00

August, 2020

3-day mountaineering trip to Margherita Hut

We had an amazing climbing experience which was primarily duw to the excellent and experienced guide (Marco and Paolo). High calibre individuals wgo really care about the group’s well being and pushing the tea. To their limits in a good way. The only comment we have is the primitive toilet facilities and lack of water to wash up at Margerita hutte.

Nigel Dodd

5.00

August, 2020

2 days Mountaineering in the Adamello-Presanella Alps, northern Italy

Giorgio is an incredibly nice guy, very warm and friendly and a pleasure to be around. As a guide he is superb, very clear, very informative and very caring and supportive. He gave us a fantastic mountain experience, one that we will never forget. Thanks Giorgio!!

Dharam Singhal

5.00

July, 2020

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Really enjoyed it. Organization of the trip and Guide was awesome.

Stephen Carmody

4.00

July, 2020

Monte Rosa 5-day mountaineering traverse

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Vânia and André

5.00

April, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We just remember now the breathing, the view and the joy we had in Gran Paradiso accompanied by our guides Silvia and Elis. This kind of memory makes us smile and look for the next adventure. Silvia and Elis were attentive, kind and professionally fully prepared to help us reach a great experience of discovery and safety. For sure the moment would not be the same without our guides. We feel grateful and lucky to have their support and company. Elis, Silvia, thanks for taking us beyond.

Alain Lecavelier

5.00

April, 2020

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Alberto is the best guide I ever had (and I did mountaineering with quite a few, to say the least). With him, I feel confident to go to the best place I can reach, do more than I thought I would be able to do, always with security.

Andre Silveira

5.00

October, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we've experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia

Maja V

5.00

October, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Absolute most professional and at the same time “fun” and lighthearted guide I have ever come across. The food the whole time on the mountain was amazing too - I could not speak any higher of Elis and Peakshunter Mountain Guides in the Italian Alps 🇮🇹

Roy Schindler

5.00

October, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!

Josephine Spitzley

5.00

September, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Great trip! Our first ever mountain climb. It was HARD! We are hikers but had never been mountaineering. Ellis took great care of us. We greatly enjoyed our trek up grand Paradiso!!!!

Stine

5.00

September, 2019

Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour

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Motohashi Kazuko

2.00

September, 2019

Piz Bernina, 2-day Summit with overnight at the Marco e Rosa Hut, from Diavolezza

Guide is very safety kind. but we very tired so can't Refugio. very enjoyed Piz Bernina vadnet Pers Thank you nice guiding !

Daniel J

4.00

September, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Patrick was very professional and easy going. He is a professional and very experienced on the mountains, I felt in safe hands at all times.

Evan Foote

5.00

September, 2019

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias was an absolutely fantastic guide for our adventure on the Matterhorn (his 85th ascent!), and could not recommend him more highly as a guide and person. We required a second guide for the actual matterhorn climb as there was two of us - instead of Tobias telling us to find someone, he fully arranged another guide that he knew and trusted for the trip up, which allowed us to focus solely on our climbing and training for the Matterhorn ascent. When a gear breakdown affected our training climb on the Breithorn half traverse, Tobias adapted the training and route to give us a bit more time and coaching with the skills needed to successfully summit the Horn. He kept expectations very realistic, and pushed us as positively and confidently as possible. As a result, we made great time to the Matterhorn summit and back. He was also in constant communication in the months leading up to the climb, and constantly provided helpful tips and advice. Even met us for a drink when we arrived in Zermatt to introduce ourselves and gain some familiarity before the climbing began! The climb was a trip of a lifetime, and would not have been possible without Tobias. I will be booking with him again for my next trip to climb in the alps.

Edward de Haan

4.00

August, 2019

3-day mountaineering tour in Monte Rosa

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abel Pardos

2.00

August, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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Eckhardt Sperlich

5.00

August, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

We had an amazing tour onto the Breithorn. Thanks to Silvia for organizing the tour in the appreciated flexible way to enjoy the trip at best weather conditions and thanks to Luigi taking perfectly care of us throughout the tour. Birgit and Eckhardt

Eric Anderberg

5.00

August, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

The guide was amazing!

Shravan Kumar

5.00

August, 2019

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Rolando is an amazing athlete. Professional Guide. He is very compassionate. Right from the start till the end he took care of me and made me enjoy the climb. While keeping an eye on the clock he still took time to explain the landscape and key areas around. It was a great learning experience. I would surely love to get more knowledge and experience more climbs at Alps with Rolando. All the best for him.

Donald King

5.00

August, 2019

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

Tobias is an amazing guide. He guided me for the Riffelhorn and a Hornli Ridge 2 day Matterhorn climb. He knew the route well and made sure we were safe the whole time. He also shifted the days because the weather was bad for the original booked days. Best guide in Zermatt, I will definitely try to book him for all future trips in this region.

Hugo Paradis

5.00

August, 2019

Matterhorn 2-day ascent

The Matterhorn trip was absolutely awesome. Tobias is an EXCELLENT GUIDE. I would absolutely recommand him. Answered all my questions prior to my trip in Zermatt, gave me a lot of tricks and advice the day before and during the trip. He was very good with me and also very flexible for the ascent date. Also, I was very pleased with my experience with explore-share. It was easy, straight forward and perfect. The customer service was also real good. Was exactly (and even more!) what I needed!

Thomas Guillitte

5.00

August, 2019

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Proactivity, reactivity, efficiency and great customer services! A great experience

David Perez

5.00

August, 2019

“Spaghetti Tour” from Cervinia to Gressoney in Monte Rosa

Everything was Great!!!

Anuj

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Roland was a great guide. Incredibly fit, experienced and also friendly. He was conservative at start, watched my ability and then adapted the hike to be exactly the challenge I needed. It was a lot of fun, I did 2 additional peaks and I always felt very safe. Looking forward to more trips with him

Hannelore Nuyttens

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Nicola was the perfect guide! We had a wonderfull day, he guided us like the best.

David Perez Montes

5.00

July, 2019

“Spaghetti Tour” from Cervinia to Gressoney in Monte Rosa

Great experience all over. The guides Rolando, Ellis and Claudio were very professional and nice. I always felt safe and the route was amazing. Good food and lodging also.

Catrine Skoien

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

This tour was a great experience, thanks to our guide Nicola. We got all the necessary information before the trip and felt well taken care of. It was a fantastic day, and we would like to recommend the trip to others.

James finn

5.00

July, 2019

Spaghetti Tour from Switzerland

Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.

Russell Gochenour

5.00

July, 2019

Matterhorn 2 Day Guided Climb from Italy

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David Thatcher

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Nilcola was great, easy to speak with and most important very good guide. Gave instruction clearly and informed us as we went along. Great climb, reviewed some basics and also learned new skills. Thanks Dave T

Henrik Mars

4.00

July, 2019

Matterhorn 2 Day Guided Climb from Italy

I think it was great. It was hard but good. Did not reach the summit becase bad weather. The guide was great.

Jennifer Robison

5.00

July, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We had a great experience with Giulia on Gran Paradiso. Ended up climbing La Trescenta and only doing the glacier below Gran Paradiso - my decision - the kids were not as strong as I had hoped and the 11 hours for the full summit would not have worked. However we had a great few days. Can’t wait to do another trip and will absolutely ask for your help again.

Jo Plaete

5.00

July, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Patrick was a great guide! Flawless ascent/descent which we enjoyed very much. Thanks

Yoichi Sakakihara

5.00

July, 2019

Punta Gnifetti, Margherita Hut, All-Inclusive Guided Ascent

Nice and kind guide and a beautiful weather made our climb a wonderful experience . Thank you very much .

Thomas Payn

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Varesco was a fantastic guide! Very talented and kind. Couldn’t have been happier :)

Andy Dalton

5.00

June, 2019

Summer mountaineering custom trips in Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland

Bernd was very organised and an incredible guide. Bad weather meant the climb we wanted to do wasn't possible. He was flexible enough to take us to another location in the alps that was just as impressive and challenging but far better conditions .

David Reid

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Highly recommend this trip! We cannot praise our guide enough! Gigio was fantastic!! The trip up Gran Paradiso is a beautiful walk in a completely unspoilt valley. We stayed in the Chabod but at 2750m which had everything we needed with decent food. The climb turned out to be difficult due to the conditions but our guide did everything he could to get us to the top. Thoroughly enjoyable 2 days!

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Paradiso Course and Climb

Our guide was Christopher Garrigues

Peter Nilsson

5.00

May, 2019

Breithorn 2-day guided climbing traverse

My guide Gigio was fantastic - couldn’t ask for a better guide to help me get to my first 4000m peak! Since the lift was closed for the season we hiked up from Cervinia at 2000m rather than starting the climb from 3500m which made it somewhat more interesting and taxing. My only complaint is the price: 960 euros for the guided climb plus 185 euros for two nights with half board at the mountain hut is a bit steep to say the least. I can only hope Gigio gets a significant portion of that.

Reece Clark Snyder

5.00

January, 2019

Aiguilles Marbrees Guided Climb

Great guide and great hike. Mathis is a great guide and works quickly and efficiently while also tailoring a pace to meet your needs.

Gavin

5.00

October, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Peaks Hunters were brilliant from the point of first contact.  They took care of every last detail from planning the trip to providing all the mountaineering equipment.  On the mountain our guides were amazing.  Positive, confident, good company and with safety always at the fore front.  They set the pace and made sure as many of our group as possible hit the summit.  Thank you so much to the Silvia, Elis and the team.  Will definitely be using you again

Max

5.00

September, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

The trip was great, the guide the programme the team everything. Except for 1 thing: the clothes recommended in the list of equipment was too hot for that season i felt like.

Lucas

5.00

September, 2018

All-In Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso Climb

It was great! Unfortunately we had to cancel mt Blanc due to bad weather, but Gran Paradiso and Montviso (which we climed as an alternative for mt Blanc) were just great! Thanks again!

Sergey Stefanov

5.00

September, 2018

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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Bella Donder

4.00

August, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Bart van Bemmel

5.00

July, 2018

Dufourspitze climbing in Monte Rosa massif

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Laszlo

5.00

July, 2018

Alpine mountaineering ascent to Regina Margherita Hut

Gigio was careful, sober and supportive, Silvia outstanding in cooperativeness, problem solving and persistance. However, a little less cost effective as compared to other teams.

Johan winther

5.00

July, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Johan Winther

5.00

July, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Ciao! I just want to thank you for great services. Also the guide Luca Bianco was excellent 10/10. I had a great trek to peak of Gran Paradiso. Best regards, Johan Winther

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2018

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Claudio was a competent, friendly guide. I really enjoyed my time trekking/climbing with him. Thanks again for a great adventure! Ciao, John

Kieran Anderson

5.00

June, 2018

Climbing Mt Pisanino, Apuan Alps

We had an amazing trip, although the weather was bad for Monte Pisanino, the guide Franco took us up a neighbouring peak (Pizzo D'uchello). Not too technically or physically demanding it did require a good head for heights as some areas were exposed. Overall a great experience and led by a very knowledgable and professional guide. 5 stars, would recommend for anyone looking for something a bit different!

Neil

5.00

June, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Anonymous

4.00

May, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

The guide himself was really nice, as was the Hut. No wifi or cell service there for those who need that ?. We did not take the summit because of worsening weather conditions. So we shall be back later this year for another attempt. Really nothing one can do about the weather anyways...

Kevin Stych

5.00

May, 2018

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

I have only amazing things to say about Elis and Silvia/Peak Hunters. From the moment I made an online enquiry they have been nothing but incredible and supportive to help me achieve my goal of reaching the summit of the Breithorn. Silvia spent time on the phone to me talking about everything from the best day to climb to accommodation and how to get to Cirvinia. As I am backpacking I had every little of the required equipment ant they went out of their way to source clothes items that couldn’t be rented, and met with me the day before the climb to go to the shops and to check my gear. Elis then took over for the climb and was incredible also; experienced and knowledgeable it was easy to be in his company and feel safe in his hands. He’s happy to talk you through the technical stuff as little or as much as you want. The climb was incredible and Elis set a steady and manageable pace that meant, despite the huge inclines along the way, it was achievable. Thanks for everything both, I’m very glad I chose to climb the Breithorn from the Italian side and got to undertake this climb with you. 12/05/2018

Markus Nilsen

5.00

May, 2018

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

We had an incredible day climbing Breithorn with Jacopo today! Despite mediocre weather conditions Jacopo ensured a safe and enjoyable hike for all of us. Great communication, attitude and professionalism. Highly recommended!

Mark Perry

5.00

December, 2017

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Due to snow conditions we changed the trip to a ski tour. My second time off piste but Elis was very patient and provided good direction... will definitely be back !

Shaun Isitt

5.00

December, 2017

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Summited the Breithorn with Elis in November; despite some challenging conditions we made it to the top and back safely under Elis's professional guidance. Knowledgeable & experienced guide, I would recommend others to use his services; fantastic day out! Thank you very much Elis & team!

Laura Kosbie

5.00

October, 2017

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Bjarne Nielsen

5.00

September, 2017

Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour

The trip didn't go as planned as per the initial '7 day trip with Elis'. In reality I actually ended up doing a 3 day trip with Claudio Rosset, (3 days due to the weather) which was absolutely perfect and if there is a way I can rate that then I would rate it 5/5 as an incredible climb and guide! Had a 3 day trip up The Matterhorn with Claudio Rosset, we got interrupted with the weather but Claudio made a great effort to still make a climb work out by rearranging the schedule. We made the summit safe and sound and had an incredible trip overall. With consideration to communications, logistics planning, price and overall experience, I would rate the trip, Claudio and Explore-Share all as 100% perfect and I will recommend them to anyone! Thanks, Bjarne.

Pieter Huybrechts

3.00

September, 2017

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We swapped over to mt Rosa because of weather conditions, wich was really nice too. the only thing of notice might be that you could give a better idea of the extra things that we need to pay eg. the hut or extra equipment. It would just be nice to kinda know how much things will cost before starting.

Cathal

5.00

August, 2017

Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour

Although the weather upset the original itinerary unfortunately, I truly enjoyed the climbing and overall I had a great experience. Elis and Serafino were able to propose some great alternatives. I appreciate the professionalism you have shown from start to finish. Serafino was a fantastic guide, made all the correct decisions on the mountains, was very professional and safety conscious. The scenery and mountains around Aosta and Cervinia are spectacular. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to climb there. Thanks again to you all. I will recommend Explore-Share and Peakshunter to other people in the future, Regards, Cathal

Anonymous

August, 2017

Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour

Climbing in the Mont Blanc with Elis, first time climbing, had a great time, with a good learning curve through the peaks, very professional help from Elis, would highly recommend.

Harry

5.00

August, 2017

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Climbing in the Mont Blanc area with Elis, first time climbing, had an amazing time, with a good learning curve through the peaks, very professional help from Elis, would highly recommend.

Gintautas Pavalkis

5.00

August, 2017

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Easy technically, ok physically. A nice outing in general.

Andrii

5.00

August, 2017

Alpine mountaineering ascent to Regina Margherita Hut

During our mountain experience Elis was very confident, balanced emotionally, with a strong sense of responsibility for the security of his customers. He takes security very seriously and follows the minimum-risk scenario. Example: Elis insisted on compromising our planned Mont Blanc ascend and advised to consider more predictable mountain since the weather conditions made Italian way we were planning to take too dangerous for our level. He is also great in keeping very steady consistent pace as well as adapting to the group and infusing fun where it is safe to have it (e.g.: we tried crampon descend on a really steep sections and it was so much fun). We also got very well connected on a personal level. What can be improved: communication while planning all the details before the trip. We would appreciate to have more attention to details, more information about the trip and receiving it as early as possible instead of last minute. Since Mont Blanc did not happen this year, planning it with Elis for 2018. Thanks, a million Elis!

Mája Šišková

5.00

July, 2017

Alpine mountaineering ascent to Regina Margherita Hut

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Thomas Wellens

5.00

July, 2017

Climbing Gran Paradiso, Your First 4000m Ascent

Awesome guide, awesome trip. Hope to book Jessy again as a guide for future mountaineering trips!

Mája Šišková

5.00

May, 2017

Alpine mountaineering ascent to Regina Margherita Hut

We didn´t reach the top because my daughter had big problems with her stomack, but Claudio took care after her and was very thoughtful. Thanks to him we reached at least Lysjoch.

Alexandra Robert-rodiere

5.00

January, 2017

Cervin summit: course and ascent in 5 days

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Amaury & Marine

5.00

September, 2016

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

During the summer 2016, Andrea guided us on Punta Castore in the Monte Rosa range from where we could enjoy breathtaking views on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Gran Paradiso. This adventure allowed us to discover the beautiful region of the Aosta Valley but also to share an amazing human adventure with a mountain guide who very well transmit his passion, the typical local kindness and the mountain values. We already booked Andrea for some future adventures !

Arnaud

5.00

September, 2016

Climbing Mt Pisanino, Apuan Alps

We had a great experience with Franco (member of Roberto guides' team) who guided us in this trek in Apuan Alps, the Pisanino, which is the highest summit in all this region. The level of difficulty is low while you should be ready to have some vertigos view at some points but we should say the panoramas are so stunning between the Apennines, the Mediterranean sea and the other mountains from Alpi Apuane all around. Franco has been so kind to explain in details the other treks of the region we will not miss to do next time !

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Cervin summit: course and ascent in 5 days

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian

5.00

December, 2015

Cervin summit: course and ascent in 5 days

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!

Catherine

5.00

November, 2015

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Nous sommes partis pendant 2 jours sur le massif du Mont Blanc. Elis nous a emmené sur la jolie grande voie Genépi. Superbe journée avec un guide sympa, ouvert, intéressant et qui sait ce qu’il fait ! Pour le deuxième jour, nous voulions aller sur la glace. Malgré que la période n’y soit pas propice, Elis nous a guidé à travers pierres et neige pour nous apprendre les techniques de piolets de traction, de crampons techniques, de broches à glace et de rappel sur ABALAKOV. Elis s’est débrouillé pour faire ce que l’on voulait malgré les conditions pas évidentes, dans un esprit de partage et de bonne humeur. Il nous a communiqué sa passion pour sa région, ses connaissances et sa technique et nous laisse un excellent souvenir ! Pour nous, c’est sûr : on restera en contact.

Alban

5.00

September, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Andrea guided a bunch of four of us during three days on the Monte Rosa massif during which we made it to the ridge of the Breithorn and the top of the Castor, both 4000+. All went fine and we had a fantastic experience, turning crevasses and seracs and riding the ridges. Andrea is still quite young but calm and mature in his discernment. He inspires confidence, which is the most important guide quality to me. Furthermore he's a really good companion. I'd definitely recommend him.

Jean Charles

5.00

September, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

We had an incredible time with Andrea on Mont Rosa, he knows the mountain by hearth and has a wealth of experiences. It was incredibly fun with the right amount of challenge to be with him on the mountain. Would certainly recommend him and do it again.

Charles

5.00

July, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Climbing the Castore and the Liskamm'Nose with Andrea has been a fantastic experience. Andrea is a skillful, friendly and knowledgeable guide. In addition to the spectacular traverse he offered us, he brought us to two very nice refuges (Mezzalama and Quintino Sella) where we spent a great time all together too. The traverse was full of speechless views, with a few tricky parts (sharp ridges, steep slopes, crevasses to avoid,...). I'm grateful to Andrea for having offered us the opportunity to achieve this challenge. I strongly recommend mountaineers to be guided by him.

Carlos

5.00

July, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Andrea knows how to share his passion! He is a great guide, dynamic and very professional. He guided us to Castor Peak and Liskamm's Nose through a three days expedition. The landscapes and views up there are breathtaking.

Maurice

5.00

June, 2015

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

A 60 ans, j'avais besoin de prouver que mon organisme était encore capable de se surpasser. C'était un test pour l'ascension du KILI. Attention prévenir les novices comme moi à bien s'alimenter lors de l'ascension sous peine de manquer d'énergie dans les 100 derniers mètres de l'ascension du Grand Paradis. Aventure inoubliable. Merci à Andréa.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Italy

The landscape, scenery and terrain in Italy is renowned as some of the most stunning in Europe, with mountains, lakes, valleys, beaches and forests stretching from the North to the South and in to the Mediterranean. This diversity ensures that mountain climbing is never boring, with the sights, sounds and delights of the countryside providing some truly spectacular views from high up on the mountains.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+39

Currency

Euro

Language

Italians

Best time to visit

June - October, when the weather is warmest and conditions driest

Weather

Northern parts of Italy tend to be much colder in Winter, with the South enjoying warmer weather for most of the year. Summer is hot in most parts of the country

How to get there

Flights to Rome, Florence, Milan, Naples from all major European and international hubs, with flights to the Mediterranean Islands from other European destinations. Easy access by car, train or bus overland from neighbouring countries

More info about Mountain Climbing in Italian Alps:

The regions that make up Italy are all very diverse in their cultures, traditions and customs, especially between the North and the South. Try and sample and experience these cultural differences when travelling around. Some of the mountain climbing can be extremely tough and challenging, so please have a good level of fitness and prior experience before undertaking

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