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Brouillard Ridge


Climbing the Brouillard Ridge is an all-time classic; a very long ascent in a wild, isolated setting at the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.

PROGRAM

The Brouillard Ridge is one of the ridges leading up to the very peak of Mont Blanc. Together with the Peuterey Ridge, it is the longest. Usually, only the highest section, starting at the Col Emile Rey, is tackled, with climbers overnighting at the Monzino Hut or the Eccles Bivouac. It is considered an all-time classic in every respect.
The full-length route – the entire ridge – actually begins much further below. The buttresses from where the Brouillard ridge arises start just behind the glacial Miage Lake. The route stretches for more than 7 km through one of the wildest corners of the Alps, taking in four four-thousand-metre peaks along the way and clocking up 3,300 m of drop heigth.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,800 m
Ascent time: 8-10 hours
Meeting point: SkyWay cable car parking area for equipment check and a short briefing. Short transfer by car to the Veny Valley.

From the Plan Veny (1,560 m) we will be following the path for Lago delle Marmotte, before reaching the Miage Glacier. A steep-sided ridge then leads us to the Aiguilles Rouges. A sequence of UIAA grade II and III sections will then lead us, over needles of rock, along the long ridge as far as the Col du Brouillard (3,281 m), where it is possible to make camp for the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,800 m
Ascent time: 8-10 hours
Meeting point: SkyWay cable car parking area for equipment check and a short briefing. Short transfer by car to the Veny Valley.

From the Plan Veny (1,560 m) we will be following the path for Lago delle Marmotte, before reaching the Miage Glacier. A steep-sided ridge then leads us to the Aiguilles Rouges. A sequence of UIAA grade II and III sections will then lead us, over needles of rock, along the long ridge as far as the Col du Brouillard (3,281 m), where it is possible to make camp for the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,800 m
Descent gain: 2,500 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours

In the morning, we will be following the ridge as far as Punta Baretti (4,006 m) then continue, over manageable rock and snow to the narrow peak of Mont Brouillard (4,069 m). We will descend towards the Col Emile Rey until we reach a tricky vertical gully. An easier stretch over the rocks will bring us to Picco Luigi Amedeo (4,470 m). Thereafter, the ridge climbs to the summit of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur (4,748 m), the crest becoming more exposed as we progress. From here, the final stretch to the summit of Mont Blanc (4,810 m) is straightforward.
We will make our way down the Goûter side.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,800 m
Descent gain: 2,500 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours

In the morning, we will be following the ridge as far as Punta Baretti (4,006 m) then continue, over manageable rock and snow to the narrow peak of Mont Brouillard (4,069 m). We will descend towards the Col Emile Rey until we reach a tricky vertical gully. An easier stretch over the rocks will bring us to Picco Luigi Amedeo (4,470 m). Thereafter, the ridge climbs to the summit of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur (4,748 m), the crest becoming more exposed as we progress. From here, the final stretch to the summit of Mont Blanc (4,810 m) is straightforward.
We will make our way down the Goûter side.

DAY

A stopover at the Goûter Hut for the second night is a good option, with the final descent made the following day.

 

DAY

A stopover at the Goûter Hut for the second night is a good option, with the final descent made the following day.

 

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
high
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
very good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 30/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
high
very good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 30/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

2150 € 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
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • 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 they 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 they 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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