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.
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.
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).
At the Boccalatte hut (2,803 m)
- 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.
Planpincieux (Courmayeur - Aosta Valley)
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