Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
We will meet at the SkyWay base station and check the equipment. We’ll also have a short briefing before heading to the Veny Valley.
During the first day you will learn the basis of climbing. On the contrary, you can renew your current technical skills.
After that, we’ll decide whether to do. Depending on your level we can choose among doing some exercises in crags or tackling an easy long route.
Then, we take a lift to the Torino Hut (3.375 meters high) where we will dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast we’ll crampon across the Géant Glacier. We will first reach the Col Flambeau and then the Col d’Entrèves (3,517 m). From there, we’ll ascend an easy rocky ridge to begin the traverse of the sharp Aiguille d’Entrèves. The ridge gets increasingly sharper and more technical as we approach its 3604-meter summit. Then, we descend on the ridge which gets easier until we are again on the glacier. Once in the track we return to the Torino Hut to spend the night.
We’ll wake up early and set out for the “Giant’s Tooth” (Dent du Géant). Following an easy track we will reach a steep little couloir. This leads to the attack point of the wall which leads to the Tooth’s “Gums.” The terrain is mixed, with some snow and some easy stretches of rock.
The actual climbing begins once we reach the Gums, with a few demanding and exposed segments. And after exactly 6 pitches we will finally reach the 4013-meter summit.
The descent will be by abseiling down to the Gums, then along the normal route. We’ll return to the Torino Hut. From there we will take a cable car to the parking lot.
We start a new day meeting us in Cervinia. We will have the equipment checked. Then, a 4×4 transfer will take us to the Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (2,802 m). From here, the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Colle del Leone, where the final climb towards the summit begins.
After a few challenging stretches, we’ll reach the Carrel Hut (3,830 m), where we’ll spend the night and recover energies for the following hard day.
We’ll leave the Carrel Hut around 4:30 am. The itinerary is intense and challenging all the way to Pic Tyndall. Another series of unique stretches, like the Enjambée and the Jordan Ladder, will lead us at last to our coveted summit (4,478 m).
The journey continues across steep and exposed terrain, and remains physically exerting and technically demanding until we reach the Hornli Hut, where a nice meal and some well-deserved rest await us.
We’ll depart the Hornli Hut and head towards the Furggen Glacier, where a pleasant traverse will take us to Theodul Hut, in time to catch the cable car back to Cervinia.
I can recommend some accommodations for the nights you will spend in the Aosta Valley (Courmayeur and surroundings).
EXTRAS (please note that these could change depending on itinerary):
- research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days.
- the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person
- transfers: 4WD taxi cars €100-200 round-trip, depending on the number of passengers (it could be variable) in Italian side
- lifts: Skyway cableway round-trip ticket €52 per person; Zermatt-Schwarzsee cableway round-trip ticket 25€ per person, cableway from Plateau Rosa to Cervinia one way ticket: 10,50€ per person
- accomodation in mountain huts: half-board at Torino hut €60 per person and 45€ for the Guide (2 NIGHTS); 2 NIGHTS in B&B or other refuge (70€/person for night); overnight accommodation at Capanna Carrel €30 per client and 15€ for the Guide, plus the meal fees (to be share and agree with the Guide - 1 NIGHT) + Oriondè Refuge (70€ per person/Guide - 1 NIGHT) or half-board at Hörnlihutte:150€ per person (2 NIGHT) or half-board at Hörnlihutte:150€ per person (1 NIGHT) + Guide del Cervino Hut (70€ per person, 35€ for Guide)
Equipment list :
- Classic Crampons
- Classic ice axe
I can rent you the above item if you need
- Mountain boots
- Sun glasses
- Backpack (30 lt)
- Daisy chain or longe
- 2 screw carabiners
- 2 pairs of gloves (light and warm)
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.
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