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.
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.
- Guiding fee
The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
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
Near Chamonix station at around 6 am. We'll take the first lift up from Courmayeur.
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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Kenichi is an excellent guide who has the expertise to guide our group to achieve climbing two summits. He pays attention to all details and made sure that everyone was okay with every corner and turn, especially for those who were not as competent as the others. His instructions were clear and he was also very friendly and explained everything well.
Big Thanks to Kenichi,he is professional and think about your safety all the time.He organized everything to made a proper program for us and discuss with us through email many times before starting the trip. We have lots of fun and already fall in love with winter mountaineering! Never thought that we will reach the summit. If you looking for someone who can guide you with safety and happiness,Kenichi is the one.
Our guide Kenny has been great and we hope for more opportunities to climb with him.
Kenichi is a great guide, very experienced and focussed on delivering a safe yet enjoyable journey. We were lucky weather conditions on both days were favourable and the views along the way and from the Nishihodaka summit were just stunning!
Perfect trip. Perfect guide. Nice mountain
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