Activity

Start date

End date

Travellers

Grand Combin mountaineering tour

Reach the Combin de Grafeneire, the highest peak of the stunning Grand Combin mountain massif, with the help of one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Why don’t you join me in a really unique 2-day mountaineering tour through the Grand Combin?

The Grand Combin is an isolated mountain massif that abruptly rises north of the crest of the Italian-Swiss border. This massif also forms a link between the highest peaks of the Pennine Alps and the Mont Blanc. A region that no mountaineer can miss!

During these two exciting days I am proposing today, we’ll take a route with a really unique landscape and several ascent choices to reach the Combin de Grafeneire, the highest peak in the Grand Combin. Among its trails we can take the Southeast Rigde, the Meitin Ridge, the Couloir du Gardien or the Isler Shoulder.

This summit at 4,314 meters above sea level is not only the main summit of the Grand Combin. It is one of the many four thousands of the Pennine Alps as well. Moreover, on its Italian side the ascent route up there is quite demanding and wild with very few people around. That is what makes the big difference between Gran Combin and the classic ascents to Monte Rosa or Mont Blanc.

On the Grand Combin way, we will find at least two stopovers, one is the Chiarella All’Amianthe Hut and the other is the bivouac Musso. However, let me tell you that the feeling of remoteness and isolation is so strong that you will forget that there is something else around you.

I will take only one person with me. If you want to go on this adventure with anyone else, I can call a colleague to come with us. Keep in mind you will need some technical skills in mountaineering as well as a very good fitness. Especially on the second day, the round trip will take us about 14 walking hours.

So, if you want to book you place or discuss any item of this program feel free to contact me. It will be my pleasure to help you reach to a 4000m peak through the amazing Grand Combin massif!

Disclaimer

The guide reserves the right to change any route or activity program based on weather conditions and participants’ fitness level.

More info

- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days. - Fees for lift facilities and transfers are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Meeting point

Bourg Saint Pierre (CH)

Loading...

Photos


Itinerary

Day 1: Starting Point

We’ll leave Bourg-Saint-Pierre to the parking lot where we start the walk. From here a beautiful trail leads into the green valley, taking us as far as the Valsorey Hut. It is a warm house at 3037 meters of altitude with amazing views of the Grand Combin and Mont Velan.

Day 2: Reaching to the summit and returning

We leave the hut very early at 4.30 AM. We will follow a barely outlined trail to the small glacier above, before heading onwards over scree to the base of the Isler Shoulder or the Meiten Ridge, which is the safest route to the summit. On our way down we can take the same route or any other path of the Grand Combin.


About the guide

guide profile img

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We want to build a strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 980 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• 20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.


What people are saying about PeaksHunter Mountain Guides