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Innominata Ridge


The Innominata Ridge is stunning climb right in the middle of the immense south face of Mont Blanc. It represents an perfect initiation into the greatest Alpine routes.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

An incredible climb up the massive south face of Mont Blanc. The route is exhausting and often inconspicuous, with a number of tough sections of rock climbing in the lower section (a key pitch being a 40-metre, 5b gully climb) and mixed climbing, including some ice, in the final ascent. A close-knit team is a must, as is a window of stable weather.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 2,280 m
Ascent time: 6-8 hours
Meeting point: SkyWay cable car parking area for equipment checking and a short briefing with the Guide before a short transfer to the Veny Valley.

From La Visaille in the Veny Valley, a man-made trail, with climbing aids, will lead us to the Monzino Hut (2,561 m), where we will stop for a bite to eat. The next stretch leads us over the Brouillard Glacier, where we will have to avoid the maze of crevasses to reach the Col du Freney. Short sections of rock will then take us up to the Eccles Bivouac (3,852 m) where we will stop for the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 2,280 m
Ascent time: 6-8 hours
Meeting point: SkyWay cable car parking area for equipment checking and a short briefing with the Guide before a short transfer to the Veny Valley.

From La Visaille in the Veny Valley, a man-made trail, with climbing aids, will lead us to the Monzino Hut (2,561 m), where we will stop for a bite to eat. The next stretch leads us over the Brouillard Glacier, where we will have to avoid the maze of crevasses to reach the Col du Freney. Short sections of rock will then take us up to the Eccles Bivouac (3,852 m) where we will stop for the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,000 m
Descent gain: 2,500 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

From the Eccles Bivouac, we will go down to the glacier on the Brouillard side, before climbing again to Col Eccles (4,041 m). A series of narrow, snowy ridges will then lead us to the rocks, where we will climb up fissures and gruelling gullies towards the red towers. We will then head left over mixed rock and snow to a point from which we can access the Brouillard Ridge. From here, our route leads to the summit of Mont Blanc, offering breath-taking scenery and views along the way.
Depending on the conditions, we will descend by either the Goûter or the Cosmiques side.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,000 m
Descent gain: 2,500 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

From the Eccles Bivouac, we will go down to the glacier on the Brouillard side, before climbing again to Col Eccles (4,041 m). A series of narrow, snowy ridges will then lead us to the rocks, where we will climb up fissures and gruelling gullies towards the red towers. We will then head left over mixed rock and snow to a point from which we can access the Brouillard Ridge. From here, our route leads to the summit of Mont Blanc, offering breath-taking scenery and views along the way.
Depending on the conditions, we will descend by either the Goûter or the Cosmiques side.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 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
2 Days
high
very good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 30/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1900 € 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 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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