IFMGA certified guide Enrico wants to lead you on a 5 day advanced level ice climbing expedition on the ice falls of Mont Blanc, in the beautiful Alps of France.
Jan, Feb, Mar
The highest peak in Europe, Mont Blanc (4,810m) is a marvel in every way. Whether you are climbing it, skiing on it or just admiring it from afar, it is the kind of peak that embodies wonder. And on this trip, which lasts 5 thrilling days, you will get to ice climb on the mythical peak’s collection of ice falls.
There are a number of ice falls you will get to visit and enjoy on this trip. Some examples include the following.
Trip in the Night
Each one of these falls are gorgeous and present a thrilling experience. They are all also at a WI 5-6 level as well. As a result, this trip is not for beginners. In fact, it is an advanced level ice climbing trip. With that said, participants must have prior ice climbing experience. On the first day of the trip, we will test your abilities as a means to properly plan the program.
On this trip, there is also the option to hire a personal photographer who will take great pictures and videos of your adventure. If you are interested in that option, just let us know in advance.
During this trip, you will get to explore the surroundings of the great Mont Blanc peak in a truly unique way. As you scale the various ice falls, you will not only get to enjoy some unforgettable thrills, but gain some fantastic views of the Alps. To be a part of this challenging adventure, just send me a request.
Would you like to enjoy some ski mountaineering around the Gran Paradiso and Grand Combin peaks? Then join me on this 3 day expedition.
- Guiding fee
The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
The price does NOT include lodging, meals, and/or transportation for both clients and the guide. We can provide lodging at B&B Maison de la montagne (http://www.maisondelamontagne.net/) when based down the valley.
There are several comfortable accommodation options near Mont Blanc that I would be happy to recommend to you.
Participants should send a CV outlining their ski mountaineering experience when requesting this trip.
To be determined prior to the beginning of the trip.
My biggest satisfaction is to explore new places, and share it with a rope-mate. And to do it as a professional is the realization of a dream. At the age of 15, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide, I wanted to live in the mountains, teach and share my new passion. In 2006 I realized my dream and I became a professional mountain guide. I like sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients, taking a journey that transforms slowly the guide-client relationship in climbing partner and often in friendship. I am not and never will be a lone climber but "a company" 'explorer. My specialty lies certainly in climbing on ice and mixed in the high mountains. With my clients I climbed the most difficult faces in the Alps, explored mountain ranges, traveled between America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
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Spend 4 days with Enrico - training for a north face attempt next year. Enrico was a superb guide across all aspects - technical skills, coaching skills and all round mountaineering skills. Enrico‘s experience in the Alps is second to none and I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days - which Enrico planned to cover a range of skills and exposure including ice climbing, dry tooling, multi pitch mixed routes and on day 4 we were ‘blessed’ with a storm high up on ‘Via dai Cristallieri’ - what a great challenge to finish the 4 days. I’m addition.to being a phenomenal climber and teacher - Enrico was a perfect host and nothing was too much trouble. I had the pleasure to stay in Arvier, at Enrico and Ilaria’s fantastic B&B - Maison de la Montagne. Overall I would highly recommend Enrico as a guide and tutor for the mountains and also Explore Share for linking me up.
Fantastic Guide! Friendly, fun and competent. In preparation for our planned tour, we did a couple of outings. Enrico is just top! He takes time to assess the condition of the mountain and the technical ability of the guest to decide the best course. One always feels safe with Enrico. In addition to above he is just a great all-round guy to hang out with. I look forward to many more trips with him!
A great experience! The customized program answered my training needs, improved my mountaineering skills and allowed me to climb some nice peaks. Enrico is a very skilled guide, a nice person to spend time with in the mountains and a good teacher. Looking forward to more of these experiences!
Lydia and André Pfister
Enrico is a super guide both on the human side and also as a very experienced, skilled, gifted professional. He guided us on Gran Paradiso, Castor, Cabane Marguerita, La Tour Ronde, hors piste : couloir Helbronner
Enrico is very competent and helpful, always attentive in making the customer feel safe and at ease. He is an excellent Guide with whom to enjoy excellent days in the mountains. He always tries to make you improve as a Mountaineer, and has the pleasure of teaching and passing on his great experience.It's easy to also establish a relationship of friendship. Some of the trips we did were Cascata in Cogne, Via di misto sul Grand Flambeau e Via Rébuffat-Terray sulla Nord dell'aiguille des Pelerins.
Enrico is a super friendly and motivated guide. He is guiding with great care and adapts very well to any situation in the terrain. We had a great day in Valle Blanche :-)
He saved my life. He is a very competent guide, attentive and kind.
Enrico is very friendly and professional, and likes to teach. I went ice climbing in Cogne with him.
Enrico is a fantastic person and a very good guide, very professional. We climbed Auguille d'Entreves.
Learning from Enrico for the week was exceptional. He has a fantastic knowledge of the area and local valleys as well as places further afield. He is very talented with his own climbing ability and safety knowledge and he was able to explain clearly and show multiple different techniques for rope-work, safety and climbing. He formulated a very good plan which was flexible depending on weather conditions and he made us feel at ease with his professionalism. I am looking forward to climbing with him again in the future!
Climbing with Enrico was awesome. He was super easy to be around and picked awesome climbs that are some of the most memorable I have ever done. I would climb with again in a heartbeat. Always made me feel included and it was a great partnership. We climbed a bunch of ice together in Cogne, mostly day trips. The best climb we did was the North Face of the Tour Ronde and a bunch of routes on the east face of Mont Blanc du tacul.
I climbed several icefalls in Valle D'Aosta and various climbs on the Mont Blanc massif with Enrico. The last climb was on sull'Ago di Money waterfall in Val Nontey waterfall in Cogne where, as always, the output was aimed at achieving autonomy and acquiring every possible technique to ensure the maximum on security. The conditions of the waterfall included several passages mixed with delicate ice. Enrico's advice and teaching allowed me to move first in this new situation. Of course, always maintaining an atmosphere of friendship and serenity. I have overcome some of my limits with great satisfaction.
Enrico is a mountaineering expert. I did many tours, summits and expeditions with him over the past 15 years Not only does he know the environment, but he is also technically very proficient, which is very comforting when the going gets tougher. He is a very safe guide, does not take chances as he wants both of us to get back home safely! And he likes to share and explain every decision he makes. Every outing with Enrico is a 5 star experience.
I've now been on multiple adventures with Enrico, from him first teaching me the ways of ice climbing in Feb 2017 to us summiting the Matterhorn via the Lion's Ridge in Sep 2019, with many other climbs in between. He's amazing at his craft, teaching you everything you need to know whilst also having a good laugh. He's the guide I'll always choose for an adventure in the mountains and I'm always ready to recommend him to any friends at any skill level.
Enrico is a great guide, a professional, great mountaineer. He is always very calm and makes you at ease. He is also a real friend, not only in the mountains. We did together Arete du Diable 2015, Pillier Gervasutti 2018, Pic Adolphe Rey ( Salluard) 2018, Aiguille Croux ( Ottoz) 2019.
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