Alpine climbing on La Tour Ronde

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Kenichi, IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 1-day alpine climbing trip on the normal route of La Tour Ronde, a beautiful peak of the Mont Blanc massif.

Alps

1 Day

Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Description

La Tour Ronde (3792 m) is a classic peak on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif. 

It stands out for its rocky spear shape and provides some of the best views of the Mont Blanc peaks.

This alpine climb is a little technical (grade AD in the alpine grading system). Because of that, you should have some previous climbing experience. For example, you should be able to climb second at grade 5b or so (in the French grading system).

Usually this is a 2-day itinerary, which includes spending one night at the Torino hut. Nevertheless, I propose it as a 1-day trip using the Mont Blanc tunnel.

Our meeting point will be near Chamonix station at around 6 am. Once there, we'll take the first lift up from Courmayeur. After climbing the normal route, we'll return to the point where we meet at around 5-6 pm.

Please, get in touch with me if you are interested in this alpine climb of La Tour Ronde. My available dates are between 27 July and 8 August.

Besides, you can also check other trips in this area, like an alpine climbing trip in Petite Aiguille Verte or a 2-day mountaineering trip on Dent de Geant / Rochefort Arete.

Details

More info

Equipment: crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, gloves, hat, screw gate carabiners x2, poles, drinks, food / snack, insulating clothes, sunglasses, windproof jacket (hardshell / goretex) etc. | The guide can introduce a rental shop if you need. | You need to cover expenses including the following: Mont Blanc tunnel toll, guide’s lift expense, rental car expense (including petrol) EUR 40

Meeting point

Near Chamonix station at around 6 am. We'll take the first lift up from Courmayeur.

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About the guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide as well as a specialist in mountain rescue. As a guide, I constantly work towards increasing the standards of mountaineering skills in Japan with an emphasis on risk and safety management, whilst training and coaching mountaineering clubs and rescue teams.

I started climbing in my 20s, and since then have enjoyed all-round mountain activities including alpine climbing in Mt Tanigawa (on which I’ve climbed over 360 times), Hodaka, Tsurugi areas as well as rock climbing, ice climbing, ski mountaineering, sawanobori, and high altitude climbing in the Himalayas.
In addition to numerous and notable climbs in Japan, I have an extensive climbing experiences abroad both personal and for guiding; in the Himalayas (Lotse etc.), Eiger, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Grands Jorasses north face, and New Zealand (Aspiring, Cook).

My current interest is in training people mountain skills in order for them to enjoy the mountains better and in a safer manner. I run a mountain guide academy where I have been training future mountain guides with a strong focus on safety and elimination of accidents for a number of years. At the same time, I very much enjoy teaching and running skills courses for beginners who are just getting into the mountains but are keen on learning and/ or improving their skills for their next project.

Please contact me if you’re looking for a guide to train you to accomplish your dream project, to help you progress in your mountain skills, or to help you gain introductory skills for first time mountaineering / ice climbing / rock climbing / ski mountaineering! I’d be very happy to assist you to achieve your wishes!!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 671 Each

Group of 2

EUR 464 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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