Take the challenge of climbing one of the Great Courses. Join Edy, IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this one week mountaineering experience.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec
Join me on the classic Mountaineering Grand Courses, an amazing option for experienced climbers.
During this week, I will guide you across one of the Alpine Grand Courses. First, I will check your skill and ambition in order to select the best circuit. Weather conditions will also be an important factor.
On Sunday, we will meet at Courmayeur. Here, I will provide an evening briefing. I will cover safety routines, kit checks, and hand out rental equipment. I will also listen to any questions and last minute requests you might have. We will also assess the weather conditions for the rest of the week.
On the following day, I will guide you on an acclimatization climb. This will confirm your level of fitness and skills. Then, the real challenge will start.
From Tuesday to Friday, we will go on one of the Grand Courses. Classic options include:
Courtes Switzerland route,
Aiguille Verte Couturier couloir,
Mont Blanc du Tacul Gabarrou-Albioni,
and Breithorn north face.
Please note that warm weather and good climbing conditions are essential for ice and mixed climbing.
Last, on Saturday, you will depart from Courmayeur.
Interested in Mountaineering Grand Courses? Contact me for details. Also, interested in other activities? Check out Introduction to ski mountaineering in Courmayeur.
Evening briefing: safety routines, kit checks, weather conditions assesement, questions
Hand out of rental equipment for the week
Overnight at the valley
Ascent of high quality Alpine route
Overnight dependens of the acclimatization route taken: either return to the valley or stay at a mountain hut
Selected Alpine route among the different options, depending on weather conditions, ability and ambitions of the climber
Departure from Courmayeur to specific destination
Hotel - Mountain huts
I was born in 1966. I was an aspirant Mountain Guide from 1986 and a Mountain Guide (IFMGA) as from 1989. In 1988, I joined the Mountain Guides company of Courmayeur, which was the 1st Italian guiding company and the 2nd in the world in 1850. From 1995 to 2001, I had the role of leading guide with as main function the coordination of the work and the promotion of the guiding programs we were organising.
From 1986, I worked in the Mountain Rescue Team of the Aosta Valley. I became a Mountain Rescue Instructor in 2000. As a mountain guide, I practice a lot mountaineering, rock climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, etc.
The past 22 years, I have climbed with my clients many classic routes in the Alps, of mixed, ice and rock; I have climbed the mountains of South America (Aconcagua in Argentina, Cordillera Blanca in Peru, trekking in Torres del Paine in Chile and Fitz Roy in Argentina, the slopes of Alpamayo Pequeno, Sajama, Huayna Potosi, in Illimani Bolivia, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo in Ecuador). Each year, I keep on travelling the Andes with clients and friends to discover new mountains to satisfy the desire of mountaineering.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
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Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
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