Aiguilles d’Entréves – with mountain guide

One of the ideal ridge routes to start mountaineering on Mont Blanc

Prezzo: 309,00

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Add insurance for dangerous sports

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Aiguille d’Entrèves: one of the most beautiful ridge routes on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Full traverse of the ridge from West to East: the ridge is very exposed and panoramic.

Schedule

Meet at the departure of the Sky Way Monte Bianco cable car at approximately 7.30am
We will go up by cable car to Punta Helbronner, descent onto the glacier where we will walk in a roped party to Aiguille d’Entrèves (about 1 hour’s walk)
At the base of the west ridge there is the possibility of a short stop. Climbing begins on the exposed ridge with IV° passages (complete crossing from West to East)
Trekking back to the glacier by rope to the Punta Helbronner cable car

(about 1 hour)

Return to Courmayeur in the early afternoon

Activity time: approximately 5/6 hours

Difference in altitude: approximately 600m

Dates

Any day on request

Participants: 2 per guide

Required skills

Excellent physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Ability to tackle summer trekking around 2000m in altitude without too much effort. Have reached the top of other peaks above 4000m in the Alps. Have experience of handling with crampons in addition to having climbed a 4000m.

Excellent physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Ability to tackle summer trekking around 2000m in altitude without too much effort. Have reached the top of other peaks above 4000m in the Alps. Have experience of handling with crampons in addition to having climbed a 4000m.

The price includes

  • UIAGM mountain guide
  • Common mountaineering equipment (various rope and carabiners)
  • Sign up to the Adventure Dreamers group in your region and be able to participate in our customers’ free self-organized activities throughout the year

The price does not include

► Possibility of rental or purchase of the equipment in agreement!

Required personal equipment

  • Layered clothing suitable for high mountains:
    “Onion” clothing is recommended, i.e. with various layers to be adjusted based on the temperature:
    – thermal underwear;
    – fleece or soft shell type layer
    – waterproof shell/jacket + warm jacket (such as a down jacket or similar).
    – Hat or headband
    – two pairs of snow gloves
    – mask and sunglasses
    – UV protective cream
    – Front (only if you sleep in the refuge)
    – Backpack 30/40 LT
    – Telescopic poles (optional but very useful!)
    – rigid waterproof high ankle boots (not universal) (possible rental in Cervinia or Aosta)
    – canteen
    – bars/dried fruit/gel/mineral salts for the climb
  • Mountaineering equipment (harness, classic ice axe, crampons and helmet) possible rental

Common equipment such as ropes, webbing, carabiners etc. are brought by the guide

See FAQ for a complete list of equipment and clothing

The Guides

AD collaborates exclusively with IFMGA/UIAGM certified Mountain Guides

Over the years, an excellent relationship of collaboration, trust and friendship has been established with all the guides chosen for our events. We are a guarantee of a professional service carried out safely thanks to the experience of our guides.

FAQ

Domande frequenti
The event lasts 1 day and progressively, stealing all the information from our guides, you will learn the basic techniques of forming a roped party and progression in a glacial environment. You must have practiced winter or summer mountaineering on 4000.
Obviously good physical shape allows you to progress faster. Progression above 4000m is more tiring than at low altitude, this is due to the lack of oxygen. If you have mountain experience even in the winter season and can do trekking with more than 1500m of positive altitude difference without being too tired, and you have already reached 4000m peaks and are used to going out in winter with crampons you can participate.
The registration fee includes:

– accompaniment of the mountain guide.
– Use of common equipment: carabiners, ropes, belayers, dead bodies etc.
– Membership in the Adventure Dreamers group in your region, being able to participate in free self-organised activities of our customers throughout the year.
• BAD WEATHER: The decision regarding the cancellation of an excursion lies with the mountain guide. Winter courses do not necessarily have to be held in the sun. The mountain guide will evaluate the feasibility of the course and the variation of locations from time to time, also being able to foresee part of the activity in a sheltered environment. In case of total cancellation, a recovery date will be established by the mountain guide. In the event of bad weather during the activities, once the course has started, no refund will be provided. We will look for a sheltered environment where we can carry out manoeuvres.
• FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE: if you are unable to participate in one or more course outings due to personal reasons you will not be able to recover the outing and it will not be possible to obtain a refund.
• FAILURE TO REACH THE MINIMUM NUMBER: if the group of participants does not reach the minimum number, you will be entitled to a refund or you can use the fee for any other event. It’s your choice! Possibility of integrating the missing fee to start the course if all participants wish.
• IMPOSSIBILITY TO FIND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT FOR RENTAL or INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT: it is not possible to receive a refund if you have not found mandatory technical equipment for rent or your equipment is not suitable. In this case we recommend purchasing new equipment.
• OTHER CAUSES: for any other cause of cancellation on your part you are not entitled to a refund.
• COVID OR OTHER ILLNESSES/INJURIES: a refund is not provided due to COVID, various injuries or other illnesses.

No refunds will be made if a member of the group is unable to continue a lesson due to physical level or learning problems; or if the guide decides to go down for reasons due to the capabilities of the group or the weather. The group agrees to respect the unquestionable judgment of the Alpine Guide and that nothing is owed by the organization.
The meeting point is at the ticket office of the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car, in Entreves.

It is possible to organize yourself independently in cars shared between participants, via the WhatsApp group, created about a week before the event.

The precise time and location will be communicated via a WhatsApp group, approximately 2/3 days in advance, based on weather and snow conditions.

CAR
A5 Turin-Monte Bianco motorway. Exit at Entreves and reach the cable cars where there is a paid car park (approximately €10 per day).
BUS/TRAIN
The closest train station is Pré Saint Didier with trains from Aosta. A scheduled bus service to/from Courmayeur is active (check independently for timetables and activation) for each train.
Several daily buses departing from Aosta. PLANE
Transfers are facilitated by the proximity to the international airports of Turin Caselle, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Geneva (CH). For transfers to and from the airports, there are various possibilities with buses, taxis and rental cars.
The appointment is around 7am. (the time is communicated by the mountain guide one or two days before on the whatsapp group based on the weather).
The climb will end after lunch/early afternoon, depending on the group’s progression time; allowing everyone to return home the same day.

The Mountain Guide is the only professional figure authorized to carry out mountaineering lessons, guaranteeing compliance with the highest safety standards. Adventure Dreamers avails itself of the collaboration of figures who have demonstrated high professional and human standards in carrying out the activity of climbing and mountaineering instructors.

By contacting an Alpine Guide, you make use of a professional trained and trained on all the latest safety standards and who makes his experience, expertise and knowledge of the places available to support you in the path proposed by the internship and above all to evaluate when we are there the conditions for canceling or modifying an outing for safety reasons.
In case of bad weather predicted by the guide the event will be canceled. If the guide decides to confirm the event because he considers a high success rate and sufficient safety conditions with respect to the weather, the cost of the event will not be refundable. No refunds will be made if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather.
Winter mountain clothing, “onion” clothing is recommended, i.e. with various layers to be adjusted based on the temperature:
– thermal underwear
– pail or soft shell type layer – waterproof shell + warm down jacket or similar
– Trousers in soft-shell or goretex shell or similar
– Hat or headband
– two pairs of snow gloves (one warm and one lighter and more sensitive)
– fog mask and sunglasses (cat.3 or 4)
– UV rays protective cream
– Cramponable mountain boots (with crampon insert at least on the heel)
– Backpack 30/40 LT
– Telescopic poles (optional but very useful)
-bars/dried fruit/gel for the climb
-water bottle

– Mountaineering equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons) ► Possibility of rental or purchase of equipment
– Boots can be rented at the Alp Station shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself)
Common equipment such as ropes, webbing, carabiners etc. available from the mountain guide.

RENTAL The request for rental equipment must be communicated in good time, at least one week before the start of the event.
However, we recommend communicating this when purchasing the event. The guide will bring all the equipment directly to the event.

You can book your equipment HERE

NOTE: We do not provide boot rental. Boots can be rented at the Monturastore AlpStation shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself, the shop is located in Saint-christophe, Aosta, tel. 0165 267898) Useful links for choosing equipment and clothing:
Clothing and equipment for mountaineering, ski touring and ice climbing
To consult all the information relating to our courses click HERE

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