Climbing the Freshfield Arete, 1-day on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc

Climb along the Freshfield Arete on the Tour Ronde mountain with IFMGA-certified guide Cosmin on a thrilling 1-day trip on the Mont Blanc massif.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Explore the dramatic Freshfield Arete of Tour Ronde on the Mont Blanc massif.

  • The prominent peak offers stunning scenery of surrounding alpine giants.

  • Benefit from an internationally-certified guide leading the way.

 

Experience the thrill of the fine and exposed sections of the Freshfield Arete on the Tour Ronde.

Standing at 3,792 meters on a Mont Blanc massif, the Tour Ronde is one of the more prominent mountains, and straddles the border of France and Italy.

Climbing the ridge offers incredible viewpoints of the surrounding major peaks on the south side of Mont Blanc.

The first ascent of the Tour Ronde was made in July, 1867, by a group of mountaineers including Douglas Freshfield, of which the sharp mountain’s ridge honours his name.

We’ll begin with a drive from the beautiful commune of Chamonix to the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Here we’ll catch the cable car to Punta Helbronner, a mountain at 3,462 meters.

We’ll cross the Glacier du Geant then begin our climb on the Freshfield Arete on Tour Ronde. We’ll return to catch the last cable car to Courmayeur.

The key to our approach is to move quickly at an efficient pace. And so potential climbers are expected to have a good level of fitness, ability and previous mountaineering experience to fully enjoy the climb safely.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on the stunning Tour Ronde on the Mont Blanc massif and climb the exposed ridge of the Freshfield Arete.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
435 EUR

Group of 2
228 EUR

 

Price includes

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

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

There is an option to make this trip a 2-day climb, with day 1 spent at the Torino hut before we begin early on day 2 to climb the southeast ridge.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I'm an IFMGA guide from Romania and a member of the Eastern European Mountain Guide Association.

With two decades and a half spent doing mountain sports and nearly a decade guiding or teaching climbing my work and passion has taken me from the mountains and crags near home to the greater ranges.

Please feel free to get in touch for trips involving trekking, climbing, skiing or expeditions. I also run climbing courses (rock, ice, mixed and alpine), ski touring and winter safety workshops as well as self rescue in vertical terrain clinics.

Regular climbs from sport to multi-pitch and alpine terrain are charged on per-day rates plus expenses while expeditions are charged on a flat rate based on the size of the group and the destination.

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 purposes the following languages: English, Romanian, French and Italian and for teaching purposes English and Romanian.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Cosmin Andron

 

We had a great time , unfortunately Cosmin broke his arm two weeks before the trip but the replacement guide Nicu Durnac was superb.
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Sean Dolan
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Mike Cawthorne
The plan was to leave early to ascent Mont Blanc via Trois Monts. As a beginner, Cosmin accessed my performance by timing my ascent to the shoulder of Tacul, else he has to change the plan. I met the timing and proceeded to Maudit. Unfortunately, he made a tough decision to head back as the condition at the foot of Maudit was not great. (We heard serac fell at mid day). Being professional, Cosmin changed the plan to ascent Tacul and we did Cosmique Arete. I would highly recommend this trip!
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Jianliang Tang
A Wonderful guide that taking care of everything for the expedition. Had a great mountaineering experience with Cosmin.
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Katherine Kang
 

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