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Duration: five days in the mountain

Dates 2019: march: 24-30; april: march 31 – april 06, 07-13, 21-27.

Minimum level required: Level 5 in ski ability levelsFitness level 3

Groups: 4 persons

Cost: $ USD 1130 per person – Euro 950 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, one half board in hotel (Pont).

The cost not include: Accomodation in the valley, transfer from/to airport, lunch in the mountain, 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

After organising equipment we have a safety session on avalanche procedure and the use of transceivers. Travel to Val di Rhemes, and skiing in to the Refuge Benevolo. 600 mt ascent to hut ~3hrs. Overnight in the hut.

Day 2 – Tue

Climb Pta Basei to enjoy a great ski down to the Chivasso Hut . 1200 mt ascent, 900 mt descent 5-6 hrs. Overnight in the hut.

Day 3 – Wed

A remo te high level traverse near to the Piedmont border, takes us across 3 glaciers to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut. 800mt ascent, 700 m descent 6~hrs. Overnight in the hut.

Day 4 – Thu

Ascent of the Gran Paradiso (4061m ), then return to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut. 1350 mt ascent and descent ~6 hrs, in order to enjoy a great descent down to Pont, where we spend the night at a local hotel. Overnight in the valley.

Day 5 – Fri

Finally, we make a big skin up to the Cima di Entrelor in order to make the long and superb descent back down to our car at Rhemes Notre Dame. PM Return to Courmayeur.1450 mt ascent, 1700 mt descent ~7-8 hrs. Overnight in the valley. End of program.

Departure – Sat

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