Climb Freney Pillar in Mont Blanc with a guide

Enrico, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you to one of the most classic and challenging routes in the Alps: the Central Freney Pillar in Mont Blanc.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Shining in the sun of the South Face of Mont Blanc, the Freney Pillar is  one of the ‘all life’ dreams for an alpinist.

    This 800 m long granite pillar overlooking the Italian mountain town of Courmayeur and the Aosta Valley, is one of the most classic climbs in the Alps.

    The first ascent of this peak was a major achievement in mountain history and led to a big fight. Who has never heard of Bonatti’s unfortunate adventure up there in 1961?

    Those who want to attempt this route need a good level of rock climbing and a fair base of classical mixed climbing experience. To make sure you are properly trained, I propose you to take a preparation trip with me prior this big climb. Check out this 6-day training course where you’ll climb three different routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

    If you are already prepared for this huge climbing challenge, then send me a request! I’ll be glad to be your guide in this classic climb in the Alps. 

    If your goal is to climb one of the north faces of the Alps’ trilogy (Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses), you may check this 4-day training program.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2700 EUR

    Group of 2
    1500 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     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.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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    What People are Saying about Enrico Bonino

     

    Here is the summary of my experience with Explore-share and Enrico: Explore-share was one of several companies I considered before my trip to the Alps. I was very happy with my choice from the moment I sent my first email. The staff members responded promptly and answered all of my questions very clearly and kindly. I was blown away with the professionalism they have demonstrated. Two days after sending my first email I was in contact with my guide, Enrico. With Enrico we climbed different routes in the area of Mt. Blanc and practiced different techniques for about ten days. Enrico was an excellent guide. He was patient, thoughtful, and improved my skills tremendously. He was very thorough and safety conscious. After ten days of climbing I felt a lot of trust between the two of us, which I believe makes us a good team for future climbing adventures. I would highly recommend Explore-share and Enrico to anyone who is planning to explore the beauty of the Alps and take the challenge of climbing these magnificent mountains. During my trip I met Italian, French, Swiss and German guides. All of them were extremely enthusiastic and nice. Going to Europe for climbing? Choose European professionals. You will not be disappointed.
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    Erling Fasting
    I can absolutely recommend Enrico to any other clients. Very professional, competent, safe and pleasant mountain-guide.
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    Jostein
    Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap. Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico. Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix. 850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d\'Entrèves. Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of ... +20 years. The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment ! The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted. So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully. Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character. After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry. A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again. This is definitely asking for more and I\'m looking forward to the next trip ! Thank you Enrico, Bruno
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    Bruno Jacobs
     

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