Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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!
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.
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.
Bourg Saint Pierre (CH)
- 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.
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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