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Alpine climbing on La Tour Ronde

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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


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.


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.