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Mont-Maudit – Kuffner Ridge Mont-Maudit – Kuffner Ridge

Mont-Maudit – Kuffner Ridge


Mont Maudit (4,465 m) is one of the most classic climbs in the Mont Blanc Massif. An ascent that every mountaineer must try, at least once.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

Ranked in the top 10 of the most beautiful mountain climbs of the Alps, this route will always have its place in the history of mountaineering. First climbed in 1887, the route appears as an elegant and highly exposed line. Never boring and at the same time never extreme, it is a dream for most mountaineers.

DAY

Meeting point: Skyway cable car ticket office in Entrèves (Courmayeur) for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

With the cableway, we will reach Pointe Helbronner. From there we’ll head to the Torino Hut (3,375 m), where we’ll have dinner and stay for the night.

DAY

Meeting point: Skyway cable car ticket office in Entrèves (Courmayeur) for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

With the cableway, we will reach Pointe Helbronner. From there we’ll head to the Torino Hut (3,375 m), where we’ll have dinner and stay for the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

We’ll put on our headlamps and set our around 2 am, heading towards the Combe Maudit. From there, we’ll climb a steep couloir towards a snowy ridge, that will take us to the base of the Kuffner Arête itself.
On snow or rock (depending on conditions) we’ll reach a slope that leads to the famous Androsace traverse: a steep and exposed snow ridge, amazingly beautiful, to be travelled on the Brenva side. We’ll continue on mixed and rock and climb back up to the snow-covered shoulder, via an incline of snow and broken rocks. From here, we can continue to the summit of Mont Maudit or descend the shoulder to reach the Normal itinerary to Mont Blanc.
Once we reach the Col du Midi, we’ll cross the Glacier du Géant and head back to the Torino Hut.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

We’ll put on our headlamps and set our around 2 am, heading towards the Combe Maudit. From there, we’ll climb a steep couloir towards a snowy ridge, that will take us to the base of the Kuffner Arête itself.
On snow or rock (depending on conditions) we’ll reach a slope that leads to the famous Androsace traverse: a steep and exposed snow ridge, amazingly beautiful, to be travelled on the Brenva side. We’ll continue on mixed and rock and climb back up to the snow-covered shoulder, via an incline of snow and broken rocks. From here, we can continue to the summit of Mont Maudit or descend the shoulder to reach the Normal itinerary to Mont Blanc.
Once we reach the Col du Midi, we’ll cross the Glacier du Géant and head back to the Torino Hut.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
high
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
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
good
max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 30/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1100 € 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 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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