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Rock climbing in Argentera & Monviso

Join an IFMGA mountain guide for 5 exciting days of rock climbing and via ferrata in Argentera (3297m) and Monviso (3841 m).

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodSep
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite to you to an exciting 5-day trip in the Southern Alps, reaching the summits of Argentera and Monviso. 

Only 45 kilometers away from the Côte d’Azur you’ll find Mount Argentera (3297 m). This massif with four peaks is the highest of the Maritime Alps.

In fact, it is located in the Maritime Alps Nature Park, a large protected area in Italy, with many species of flora and fauna.

Monviso (3841 m), on the other hand, is a solitary mountain which you can see from far away. Because of that, it’s a very unique peak. Besides, from its summit, you can have a wonderful panoramic view of the Southern Alps.

Both places are the ideal playground to practice rock climbing and climb and impressive via ferrata.

You can find a complete program for this trip below this description. 

Please contact me if you want to join me for this climbing trip! I will be happy to show you my favorite spots in this area.

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Accommodation

Pleasant mountain lodges and camping or hotel.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Rifugio Remondino

We meet and check your equipment. Then, we drive to the end of the ‘Vallone della Valletta’ and from there to the cozy rifugio Remondino (2430 m). (+ 700 m)

Day 2: Southern Argentera summit / Entracque village

From the hut we go through huge boulders and a steep morenepad to the Passo dei Dentriti.

Here is where the actual climb begins, on the eastern flank of the Southern Argentera summit (3297 m). We descend by the same route and take a room in the charming village of Entracque. (+ 900 m / -1600 m).

Day 3: Pian di Funs / Entracque

Just outside the village, in the rock walls around the Pian di Funs we surrender ourselves to the impressive via ferrata.

In the afternoon we enjoy a nice cold beer in the casual atmosphere of Entracque.

Optional: At the request of the participants we can do in the morning part of the via ferrata and after the transfer to Pian del Rey, call the Rifugio Quintino Sella. (+ 800 m)

Day 4: Cuneo / Quintino Sella Refuge

Transfer from Cuneo to the source of the Po. From the hilltop Pian del Rey we walk along the lagio Fiorenza and lagio Chiaretto to Quintino Sella Refuge (2640 m). (+ 800 m)

Day 5: Summit of Monviso / return

Early day. We bypass the Lagio Grande di Viso and rise steeply to Passo di Sagnette.

Then we go through the rocks to the top of the solitary Monviso (3841 m). We go back the same day to the valley. (+ 1300 / -2000 m)

Optional: If we reached the summit yesterday, today we descend through an alternate way back down to the valley. (-800m)


About the guide

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Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.

Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion

25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.

We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.

We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.

Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2139 each

Group of 2

EUR 1080 each

Group of 3

EUR 748 each

Group of 4

EUR 783 each

Group of 5

EUR 744 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee


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