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Grand Combin


A harsh, imposing mountain, the Grand Combin has captured the imagination of generations of climbers with the promise of adventure.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

At 4,314 m, the main summit of the Grand Combin is one of the many four-thousanders of the Pennine Alps. The normal ascent on the Italian side is especially interesting: complex, wild and relatively rarely attempted, all features that set it apart from the classic four-thousanders of the Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc massifs. Despite the presence of two potential stopovers, the Chiarella all’Amianthe hut and the Musso bivouac at the base of the Isler Shoulder, the feeling of isolation is stronger here than anywhere else.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,240 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: Bourg Saint Pierre (Switzerland), equipment check and short briefing with the Guide

From Bourg-Saint-Pierre, or the Great Saint Bernard tunnel, we reach the parking lot where we leave the car. From here a beautiful trail leads into the green valley, taking us as far as the Valsorey Hut (3,037 m), a warm, inviting shelter that offers beautiful views of the Grand Combin and Mont Velan.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,240 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: Bourg Saint Pierre (Switzerland), equipment check and short briefing with the Guide

From Bourg-Saint-Pierre, or the Great Saint Bernard tunnel, we reach the parking lot where we leave the car. From here a beautiful trail leads into the green valley, taking us as far as the Valsorey Hut (3,037 m), a warm, inviting shelter that offers beautiful views of the Grand Combin and Mont Velan.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,500 m
Descent gain: 2,550 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-14 hours

We set off at 4.30 am and follow a barely outlined trail to the small glacier above, before heading onwards over scree to the base of the Isler Shoulder or the Meiten Ridge, which is the safest route to the summit.
We can take the same route down, or whatever path is deemed quickest and safest.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,500 m
Descent gain: 2,550 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-14 hours

We set off at 4.30 am and follow a barely outlined trail to the small glacier above, before heading onwards over scree to the base of the Isler Shoulder or the Meiten Ridge, which is the safest route to the summit.
We can take the same route down, or whatever path is deemed quickest and safest.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
very good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 13/06 to 19/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
intermediate
very good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 13/06 to 19/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

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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