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Climb the Freshfield Arete in a day, Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc

Arete Freshfield

Join Cristina, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 1-day ascent of Tour Ronde via the Freshfield Arete! This is a fantastic opportunity to explore classic route in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif!



1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Quick and efficient 1-day climb of a lovely peak in the Mont Blanc Massif
  • Incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from the summit
  • Experienced guide who knows the route well


Tackle a lovely route in the lovely Vallee Blanche near Chamonix during this efficient 1-day ascent of Tour Ronde!

During this privately guided trip, we will ascend Tour Ronde, a mountain of 3,792 meters situated in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif on France’s border with Italy. On a clear day, this prominent peak offers some of the best views of the surrounding mountains, over the Vallee Blanche all the way to Mont Blanc itself.

To complete the ascent in 1 day, we will need to move quickly and efficiently, so previous mountaineering experience is required. It will be a long day, taking the first cable car up and the last one down. For those who move a bit slower, I also offer a 2-day trip to the summit of Tour Ronde with an overnight in Torino Hut.

Departing early from Chamonix, we drive to the Italian side of the mountain, where we take a cable car to Punta Helbroner. From there, we traverse the Glacier du Geant in order to ascend our objective – Tour Ronde. We will climb the southeast ridge of the peak, named after Douglas Freshfield, who was a member of the team that made the first ascent in 1867. After celebrating at the summit, we descend and catch one of the final cable cars back to Courmayeur.

Book now for a fun day exploring the classic landscapes of the Alps, with a quick and efficient ascent of the lovely Tour Ronde!

Check out my other exciting programs in the mountains around Chamonix: Aiguille du Midi 1-day climb via the Cosmiques Ridge, 3-day ascent to Mont Blanc via the Gouter route, or Vallee Blanche multi-day summer traverse!



Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

Not Included: Lift and train expenses, personal equipment, personal insurance, accommodation and meals, transportation to/from Courmayeur for guide or participant


Meeting point


About the guide

I'm an IFMGA mountain guide from Romania and a member of the Austrian Mountain Guides Association (VOBS) and the East European Mountain Guides Association(EEMGA).

My passions are alpinism, rock and ice climbing and ski touring. Over the last decade and a half I have climbed and skied all corners of the World, spent numerous seasons guiding in the Himalayas, New Zealand, Alps and the Carpathians Mountains.

My primary concern as your guide is your safety. With that comes a great deal of fun, learning and engaging in experiences that will be memorable for a lifetime. I hope to have the opportunity to climb with you and help you achieve climbs, summits and experiences not yet imagined!

I have a very strict policy on guide-to-guest ratios for all types of terrain and these are clearly explained prior to engagement. For multi pitch climbs it is usually 1:1 and it never exceeds 1:2. For single pitch venues (especially on instructional outings) it never exceeds 1:4. Higher ratios are possible with the hiring of additional guides and only following prior arrangements. For treks and ski tours the ratios are more generous but depending on the terrain and/or the group’s experience.

I am comfortable in using for guiding and teaching purposes the following languages: English and Romanian.
Contact me for availability, rates or to customize a program to help you achieve your climbing goals.


Romanian | English




Romania, France, New Zealand

What people are saying about Cristina Pogacean

Miika Oksanen


July, 2022

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September, 2018

The BEST weekend with the most glorious guide!! Cristina is a GEM 💎 - the perfect mix of expert guide and hopefully friend-for-life ⛰. Thank you as ever for going above and beyond to give me the very best experience 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻



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