Les Grandes Jorasses Walker’s Spur guided climb

Enrico, an IFMGA mountain guide expert in the most technical climbing routes brings you to the top of Les Grandes Jorasses, one of the most famous peak of the Alps.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Take a mountaineering challenge in the Alps.

  • Climb a classical and mythical mountain range.

  • Acclimatize and prepare for the challenge with a guide.

 

Climbing the most technical peaks of the Alps is my speciality and also what I enjoy doing a lot. Climbing Les Grandes Jorasses through its different routes is one of my favorite climbs. Why not joining me if you are looking for awesome mountaineering challenges? 

Les Grandes Jorasses are a group of granite peaks located in the northern side of the Mont Blanc range, on the border between Italy and France. Although all its faces are amazing, its 1.200-meter north wall is the biggest challenge for climbers.

Furthermore, the Grandes Jorasses North Face offers a wide variety of rocky, snowy and mixed terrains.

It is also possible to reach the summit by different routes depending on the season. The North Face can be climbed in Autumn, Winter and Spring through stunning mixed routes such as  ‘The Colton Macintyre’, ‘Polish Route’, ‘Croz Spur’, ‘Reve effemere d’alpiniste’, etc.

On the contrary, if you are looking to climb them during the Summer, we can plan the ascent through its regular route on the south face known as the ‘Wymper Route’, or the Walker spur via ‘the Cassin route’ on the north face which is mostly rocky rather than mixed. 

Besides all those great features, let me tell you why I like this ascent very much:

  • Climbing Les Grandes Jorasses is very technical and accessible only to the very experienced mountaineers. These kind of climbing adventures are my favorite;
  • Les Grandes Jorasses have been ascended by all the most famous climbers and have been in many mythical stories of alpinism in the Alps;
  • The climbing line is logical and very elegant within this huge face.

For such kind of ascents, I only guide clients that I know. That’s why if you are interested to come with me, we will do one or two technical ascents beforehand. This will allow us to get to know each other and for me to assess your climbing level. We need our team to work perfectly together during the climb. This will guarantee good safety and higher chance of success.

For the preparation, we might climb routes such as Aiguille Verte, Supercouloir du Tacul, Petites Jorasses W face, or Grand Capoucin. The preparation climb is mandatory for climbing together the big faces of the Alps and it’s not included in the price. Minimum of 3 days prep-course not necessarily done during the same trip as the main goal. Please, check out this North Faces of the Alps 4-day training program.

At the bottom of this description you can find some extra information about the itinerary of the trip.

For any question or if you want to book this great challenge, please feel free to contact me. It will be an experience you won’t forget in your life. And as your guide, I will do my best to make it a success for both of us. 

If you’d like to know more about big north faces of the Alps, read this article!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2500 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price does NOT include lodging, meals, and/or transportation for both clients and the guide. We can provide lodging at B&B Maison de la montagne (http://www.maisondelamontagne.net/) when based down the valley.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Leschaux Hut

    We will take the train in Chamonix and ride up to les Montenvers. We will then hike up la Mer de Glace till the Leschaux Hut where we will spend the night.

  • Day 2Ascent of Les Grandes Jorasses

    During day 2, we will climb the north face of les Grandes Jorasses and sleep in a bivouac on the way down to Courmayeur.

  • Day 3Return to Courmayeur / Chamonix

    We’ll go down to Courmayeur. There, a transfer will take us back to Chamonix.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Montenvers train station in Chamonix

 

About the Guide

 
 

My biggest satisfaction is to explore new places, and share it with a rope-mate. And to do it as a professional is the realization of a dream. At the age of 15, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide, I wanted to live in the mountains, teach and share my new passion. In 2006 I realized my dream and I became a professional mountain guide. I like sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients, taking a journey that transforms slowly the guide-client relationship in climbing partner and often in friendship. I am not and never will be a lone climber but "a company" 'explorer. My specialty lies certainly in climbing on ice and mixed in the high mountains. With my clients I climbed the most difficult faces in the Alps, explored mountain ranges, traveled between America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

 
 
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What People are Saying about Enrico Bonino

 

Here is the summary of my experience with Explore-share and Enrico: Explore-share was one of several companies I considered before my trip to the Alps. I was very happy with my choice from the moment I sent my first email. The staff members responded promptly and answered all of my questions very clearly and kindly. I was blown away with the professionalism they have demonstrated. Two days after sending my first email I was in contact with my guide, Enrico. With Enrico we climbed different routes in the area of Mt. Blanc and practiced different techniques for about ten days. Enrico was an excellent guide. He was patient, thoughtful, and improved my skills tremendously. He was very thorough and safety conscious. After ten days of climbing I felt a lot of trust between the two of us, which I believe makes us a good team for future climbing adventures. I would highly recommend Explore-share and Enrico to anyone who is planning to explore the beauty of the Alps and take the challenge of climbing these magnificent mountains. During my trip I met Italian, French, Swiss and German guides. All of them were extremely enthusiastic and nice. Going to Europe for climbing? Choose European professionals. You will not be disappointed.
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Erling Fasting
I can absolutely recommend Enrico to any other clients. Very professional, competent, safe and pleasant mountain-guide.
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Jostein
Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap. Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico. Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix. 850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d\'Entrèves. Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of ... +20 years. The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment ! The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted. So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully. Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character. After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry. A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again. This is definitely asking for more and I\'m looking forward to the next trip ! Thank you Enrico, Bruno
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Bruno Jacobs
 

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