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Tour des Périades


The Tour des Périades is an extremely beautiful itinerary and one of the most comprehensive in the Alps. The setting is mazing, with exciting descents…
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,150 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 hours
Meeting point: Courmayeur lifts at 8.30 a.m. for equipment check and a short briefing with  the Guide

From Courmayeur we take the famous Skyway cable car to Punta Helbronner (3,460 m) or we can take the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m); from here, we walk along the Vallée Noire to the Salle à Manger (2,334 m), a classic Vallee Blanche stopover. Surrounded by fabulous landscapes and impressive serac zones, we put ski skins on and start climbing the Périades Glacier before the north face of the Dent du Géant, until we get to the start of the steep couloir (55°) that leads to the Bréche Puiseux (3,481 m). Using an abseiling descent we go down on the Glacier du Mont Mallet, where we can ski before the huge north face of the Grandes Jorasses. We continue until we reach the last part of the classic Vallée Blanche, which we go along up to Chamonix.

Notes
During January and February the snow conditions and are generally very good all the way and we can reach Chamonix on skis.
From early March and throughout April the snowpack is generally altered, the weather is more stable, with pleasant temperatures, ideal for the descent; depending on the snow conditions, the return to Chamonix is possible on skis up to the slopes or by lift and rack railway, arriving near the station square.

We go back in Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel, by coach or shuttle, departing from the same station.

  • Estimated arrival time in Chamonix: from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Estimated arrival time in Courmayeur: from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,150 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 hours
Meeting point: Courmayeur lifts at 8.30 a.m. for equipment check and a short briefing with  the Guide

From Courmayeur we take the famous Skyway cable car to Punta Helbronner (3,460 m) or we can take the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m); from here, we walk along the Vallée Noire to the Salle à Manger (2,334 m), a classic Vallee Blanche stopover. Surrounded by fabulous landscapes and impressive serac zones, we put ski skins on and start climbing the Périades Glacier before the north face of the Dent du Géant, until we get to the start of the steep couloir (55°) that leads to the Bréche Puiseux (3,481 m). Using an abseiling descent we go down on the Glacier du Mont Mallet, where we can ski before the huge north face of the Grandes Jorasses. We continue until we reach the last part of the classic Vallée Blanche, which we go along up to Chamonix.

Notes
During January and February the snow conditions and are generally very good all the way and we can reach Chamonix on skis.
From early March and throughout April the snowpack is generally altered, the weather is more stable, with pleasant temperatures, ideal for the descent; depending on the snow conditions, the return to Chamonix is possible on skis up to the slopes or by lift and rack railway, arriving near the station square.

We go back in Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel, by coach or shuttle, departing from the same station.

  • Estimated arrival time in Chamonix: from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Estimated arrival time in Courmayeur: from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 3 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/02 to 30/04
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
intermediate
good
Max 3 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/02 to 30/04
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

400 € fee per person with 1 participant
230 € fee per person with 2 participants
160 € fee per person with 3 participants
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 (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, and crampons): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • 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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