• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Hard
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1

Leschaux 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 2

Ascent 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 3

Return to Courmayeur / Chamonix

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

Price per person

1 Person2200EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Other details

Meeting point

Montenvers train station in Chamonix