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Grandes Jorasses – Normal way

The climb to the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses is a technically demanding route, over ice and rocks, It requires top shape, but the rewards are well worth the effort. A magnificent intinerary that was the background of some of the most memorable pages in the history of mountaineering.

PROGRAM

An itinerary that leads us to conquer the Pointe Walker (4,208 m) the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses, a group of six granite peaks on the border line between Italy and France, in the northern part of the Mont Blanc massif.

DAY

Drop: 1,200 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: meeting in the square of the Skyway cable car for equipment check, as short briefing and transfer to Val Ferret.

From Planpincieux (1,600 m), we make our way to the Boccalatte hut (2,803 m), following a trail equipped in sections with climbing aids.

DAY

Drop: 1,200 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: meeting in the square of the Skyway cable car for equipment check, as short briefing and transfer to Val Ferret.

From Planpincieux (1,600 m), we make our way to the Boccalatte hut (2,803 m), following a trail equipped in sections with climbing aids.

DAY

Drop: 1,410 m
Drop height: 2,630 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-14 hours

We leave the hut at 2.00 am. The route covers a short section of rocky terrain, then moraines, before we reach the glacier and the Rocher du Reposoir (3,450 m). At the end of the spur, we cross the Whymper Couloir, to the Rochers Whymper, which we follow for a short stretch to access the upper reaches of the Grandes Jorasses glacier. After crossing the ice, we will reach the craggy section beneath Pointe Walker, which offers direct access to the peak above, the highest in the Grandes Jorasses.
We will descend either by the same route, or from the Rochers Whymper.

DAY

Drop: 1,410 m
Drop height: 2,630 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-14 hours

We leave the hut at 2.00 am. The route covers a short section of rocky terrain, then moraines, before we reach the glacier and the Rocher du Reposoir (3,450 m). At the end of the spur, we cross the Whymper Couloir, to the Rochers Whymper, which we follow for a short stretch to access the upper reaches of the Grandes Jorasses glacier. After crossing the ice, we will reach the craggy section beneath Pointe Walker, which offers direct access to the peak above, the highest in the Grandes Jorasses.
We will descend either by the same route, or from the Rochers Whymper.

DETAILS

DURATION (in days)
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
very good
cuori
PEOPLE
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 30/09
calendario

Equipment


Personal equipment
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Clothing
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RATES

1200 € fee per person with 1 participant
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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