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Mountaineering in Grandes Jorasses by the normal route

One of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team will take you on this 2-day ascent to the summit of the Pointe Walker, the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

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Description

Let’s conquer the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses by its normal route. A 2-day mountaineering tour in a magical place between the Aosta Valley and the French Leschaux glacier. 

The Grandes Jorasses are a group of granite peaks lying in the northern part of the Mont Blanc, on the border between Italy and France. On the Italian side they are above Courmayeur (Aosta Valley). Along the north French face, there is the amazing Leschaux glacier.

My idea for this program is to follow the normal and most classic route, which leads us to the Pointe Walker summit. With its 4,208 meters it is the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses. This route is quite demanding over rocks and ice. Therefore, you’ll need top physical shape and some technical skills on mountaineering.

PROGRAM

The itinerary through the Grandes Jorasses will take us two days and starts right behind the Planpincieux Church (1600m). From there we’ll make our way to the Boccalatte Hut. We will follow a trail equipped with some sections of climbing aids.

In our second day, we leave the mountain hut by 2 AM in direction to the glacier and the 3450-meter Rocher du Reposoir. After that, we must cross the Whymper Couloir towards the Rochers Whymper. That way we can access the Grandes Jorasses Glacier. After walking through the ice, we will reach a steep section below the Pointe Walker. That is our entrance door to the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses: The Pointe Walker summit. The return will be done by the same route or via the Rochers Whymper.

Please keep in mind that I can take only one person with me. If you want to do this tour with a friend I can call a colleague to come with us. The perfect season to enjoy this trip without risks is during the summer (from June to September). 

So, if you want to book your place or ask me some additional questions contact me now. I will be here waiting for your decision to come with me and conquer the Pointe Walker together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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  • Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20 per person.

  • The mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) are not included in the price and must be covered by participants.

  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Meeting point

Planpincieux (Courmayeur - Aosta Valley)

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About the guide: -PeaksHunter

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-PeaksHunter

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Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!

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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter

Cameron

5.00

Gabriele was a fantastic guide, knew the area well and found so much powder. Thanks so much

Martin

5.00

Hello Basically I am satisfied with the whole organization, because in the end everything worked as expected, whereby the guide had a big part in the success! Unfortunately, the information regarding equipment was unclear in advance and sometimes varied, which didn't make it any easier for a beginner like me. In general, the flow of information was rather slow, but towards the end it was sufficient and quick. In general, I would recommend that you revise the list of necessary equipment! Above all, it should be clear what the guest has to bring (with a distinction between "must" and "recommended"), what is provided by the organizer and what could be rented if necessary. Of course, this is not easy to accomplish, as the necessary equipment also depends on the conditions. Best wishes and continued success with the organization of ski trips! Martin

Alex

5.00

Great service. Above and beyond expectations. Abigail went the extra mile to make my trip happen, after hours and at very short notice. It would not have been possible without her. Highly recommended.

olivier

2.00

Hi, good service from explore share and peaks hunter, only some miscommunication on 2 or 3 days program, due to bad communication between you both. The guide was OK, friendly although non very experienced in the practice of pédagogie and communication, especially before couloir des Goûter s, there can be better briefing on security and also in general on the whole expedition. But he can grow by learning some coaching lessons. We did not do the final ascension due to bad weather, a proposal and financial compensation for 2nd attempt would have been welcome.6/10.can do better.

5.00

We just remember now the breathing, the view and the joy we had in Gran Paradiso accompanied by our guides Silvia and Elis. This kind of memory makes us smile and look for the next adventure. Silvia and Elis were attentive, kind and professionally fully prepared to help us reach a great experience of discovery and safety. For sure the moment would not be the same without our guides. We feel grateful and lucky to have their support and company. Elis, Silvia, thanks for taking us beyond.

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