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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    950 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Starting 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 2Reaching 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.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Bourg Saint Pierre (CH)

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, 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.

    We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. 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 love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build 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.

    Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

     

    I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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    Alexey Semakov
    We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we\'ve experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia
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    Andre Silveira
    Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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    Roy Schindler
    Great trip! Our first ever mountain climb. It was HARD! We are hikers but had never been mountaineering. Ellis took great care of us. We greatly enjoyed our trek up grand Paradiso!!!!
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    Josephine Spitzley
     

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