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Duration: Five days in the mountain

Dates 2019: march: 16-23, 24-30; april: march 31 – april 06, 14-20, 21-27.

Minimum level required: Level 4 in ski ability levelsFitness level 2

Groups: 4 persons

Cost: $ USD 1100 per person – Euro 900 per person

The cost include: services of an Mountain Guide, all transfers as shown in the program, the cablecars tickets as shown in the program, half board in the hut, packlunch in the mountain .

The cost not include: Accomodation, transfer from/to airport, airfare and anything not specified.

The Program

Arrival – Sun

Travel to Courmayeur, to arrive in time for the Evening Briefing. Your guide will run through safety routines and kit checks, as well as hand out rental equipment for the week, before we go on to a detailed discussion of everyones ambitions for the week, together with the current weather and mountain conditions and how these affect our planning. We’ll also have maps and guidebooks to show you, so if you’ve any further questions or last minute requests, then this is the ideal time to bring them up before we head on to dinner. PM Overnight in the valley.

Day 1 – Mon

A complete classic day tour that is well worth doing is the famous Crochues-Berard tour in the Agiuilles Rouges. Opportunities to refresh skinning technique, avalanche emergency procedures and some basic mountaineering elements. PM Overnight in the valley.

Day 2 – Tue

You will head up to the summit of the Grands Montets before heading off on one of the many fantastic day ski tours usually you will ski tour to the Col de Argentière on the Glacier du Tour Noir. After skiing down you go to the Argentière hut for the night. Overnight in the hut.

Day 3 – Wed

A second day ski tour from the Argentière hut typically you will head to the Col du Tour Noir on the Glacier des Amethystes. Return to the hut for a second night. Overnight in the hut.

Day 4 – Thu

From Argentière Hut ski own onto the Argentiere glacier. From here you ascend the steep Col du Chardonnet, either on skins or crampons. Often this involves an abseil to descend. After de descent we make a traverse to the Fenetre de Saleina. This is usually climbed on foot for the last 100m. We now have a fantastic ski, firstly traversing across the scenic Trient Plateau in Switzerland and to the Trient hut where we spend the night. Overnight in the hut.

Day 5 – Fri

A high glacial tour and finish the week with a full mountain ski journey: from Trient hut traverse the Plateau du Trient climb a peak like Aiguille du Tour (crampons and ice axe) and descent at Le Tour vilage via le Tour glacier. Overnight in the hut. End of program.

Departure – Sat

After a night of well-deserved rest, departing from Courmayeur for your destination.