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Ridge and Aiguille de Rochefort Ridge and Aiguille de Rochefort

Ridge and Aiguille de Rochefort


The Aiguille de Rochefort lies on the extremely elegant ridge that runs along the border of Italy and France.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The Rochefort ridge is an excellent step towards tackling the top-level mountaineering routes. The ascent requires good technical skills, both on rock and on ice. There are climbing stretches up to grade III+ at heights between 3,900 and 4,000 metres, which will be covered with crampons on excellent granite and on ice or snow-covered slopes up to 50°-60°. The most experienced mountaineers may combine this ascent with the Dent du Géant.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 650 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours
Meeting point: Skyway cable car ticket office in Entrèves (Courmayeur) for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We’ll take the amazing Skyway Mont Blanc cable car. From the Géant Glacier we’ll head towards the Dent du Géant and climb up its famous “gums” (max. 60°-III). In about 2 hours we’ll reach the base of the Dent (3,880 m), and begin traversing the ridge while admiring the renowned and elegant “meringue” – one of the most photographed landscapes of the Mont Blanc massif.
The first length is a sharp crest of ice and snow leading, after a small rocky stretch to a short but steep descent, approachable, given the right conditions, even with rappelling. The ridge continues on rock and snow, with ups and downs until the base of the Aiguille du Rochefort. An easy climb (max. difficulty III+) will lead us to the summit (4,001 m).
The descent is on the same route as the ascent.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 650 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours
Meeting point: Skyway cable car ticket office in Entrèves (Courmayeur) for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We’ll take the amazing Skyway Mont Blanc cable car. From the Géant Glacier we’ll head towards the Dent du Géant and climb up its famous “gums” (max. 60°-III). In about 2 hours we’ll reach the base of the Dent (3,880 m), and begin traversing the ridge while admiring the renowned and elegant “meringue” – one of the most photographed landscapes of the Mont Blanc massif.
The first length is a sharp crest of ice and snow leading, after a small rocky stretch to a short but steep descent, approachable, given the right conditions, even with rappelling. The ridge continues on rock and snow, with ups and downs until the base of the Aiguille du Rochefort. An easy climb (max. difficulty III+) will lead us to the summit (4,001 m).
The descent is on the same route as the ascent.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 15/06 to 15/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
intermediate
intermediate
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 15/06 to 15/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

650 € 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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