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Combin-Velan 6 day splitboarding tour

Explore the amazing Combin-Velan route in the company of IFMGA-certified guide Edy, with this 6-day splitboarding tour through the Italian and Swiss Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodApr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join me on this Combin-Velan 6-day splitboarding tour to explore some of the best backcountry terrain in Italy and Switzerland!

The Combin-Velan tour goes through one of the most beautiful routes in the Alps. The scenery includes large glaciers and incredible wide open landscapes which make the perfect set to enjoy every bit of the adventure.

The Grand Combin is a mountain massif located in the Swiss Alps. Among its amazing features there is the Combin de Granfeneire (4314 m) and a large glaciated massif. The Mont Velan (3727 m) is located to the south of this massif, right in the border between Switzerland and Italy.

So we’ll meet in Courmayeur for a quick briefing on safety measures and to check our gear and the next day we’ll go to Bourg Saint Pierre, on Switzerland, from where the adventure will start.

During the next 4 days we’ll be using our splitboards or skis, to go through beautiful mountain passes, climbing up to different summits and riding down deep powder lines. Plus we’ll stay in cosy mountain huts, where you’ll experience what it is to spend a night up in the Alps!

So, don’t hesitate and send me a request to book this Combin-Velan 6 day splitboarding tour!

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Accommodation

At the valley and in mountain huts.

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Meeting at Courmayeur
  • Evening briefing
  • Overnight at the valley

Day 2: Bourg Saint Pierre (Switzerland)

  • Transfer from Courmayeur to Bourg Saint Pierre (Switzerland)
  • Ascent to the Velan hut (2,642 m): 1,010 m ascent; 3.5 hours duration.
  • Overnight at hut

Day 3: Climb Mont Velan

  • Ascent to Mont Velan (3,731 m)
  • Descent to Valsorey Glacier
  • Ascent to Valsorey hut (3,037 m)
  • 7/8 hours ascent + descent
  • Overnight at hut

Day 4: Meitin pass - Panossiére hut

  • Ascent to the Meitin pass (3,611 m), with crampons
  • Side skkiing to the Panossiére hut (2,641 m)
  • 550 m ascent, 970 m descent; 5/6 hours
  • Overnight at hut

Day 5: Corbassiére glacier - Combin de Corbassiére summit

  • Climb to the Corbassiére glacier
  • Climb to the Combin de Corbassiére summit (3,717 m)
  • Panossiére pass (3,419 m)
  • Descent through the Boviere Glacier
  • Arrival to Bourg Saint Pierre
  • 1123 m ascent, 1775 m descent; 6/7 hours
  • Return to Courmauey – Overnight at the valley

Day 6: Departure from Courmayeur

  • End of program
  • Departure from Courmayeur


About the guide

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I was born in 1966. I was an aspirant Mountain Guide from 1986 and a Mountain Guide (IFMGA) as from 1989. In 1988, I joined the Mountain Guides company of Courmayeur, which was the 1st Italian guiding company and the 2nd in the world in 1850. From 1995 to 2001, I had the role of leading guide with as main function the coordination of the work and the promotion of the guiding programs we were organising.
From 1986, I worked in the Mountain Rescue Team of the Aosta Valley. I became a Mountain Rescue Instructor in 2000. As a mountain guide, I practice a lot mountaineering, rock climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, etc.
The past 22 years, I have climbed with my clients many classic routes in the Alps, of mixed, ice and rock; I have climbed the mountains of South America (Aconcagua in Argentina, Cordillera Blanca in Peru, trekking in Torres del Paine in Chile and Fitz Roy in Argentina, the slopes of Alpamayo Pequeno, Sajama, Huayna Potosi, in Illimani Bolivia, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo in Ecuador). Each year, I keep on travelling the Andes with clients and friends to discover new mountains to satisfy the desire of mountaineering.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1083 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Lifts tickets

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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