A mind blowing alpine experience. Traversing famous passes, staying in high mountain refuges and summiting one of the iconic 4000m+ alpine peaks. A beautiful and challenging few days for any mountain goer or a perfect introduction to mountaineering for those looking for a new adventure.
Sitting on the glacier, having just summited Gran Paradiso, staring out over hundreds of miles of pristine alpine peaks on a perfectly clear day, the warm sun on my face, sipping from a hip flask of whisky, my son by my side, surrounded by new friends. It was a truly special moment that will live with me forever.
A very special trip, made up of new friends and incredible views. The feeling of summiting a 4000m mountain is incredible something that normal day to day life doesn't give you.
Over the course of this trip I learned more about myself than I expected, I pushed myself beyond what I thought would be my limits, even when each footstep was as painful as the last. Weeping on the side of a mountain whilst looking over the most stunning view of the alps wasn't somewhere I thought I'd find myself in 2020, but I'm so glad I did. 10/10.
Group arrives in Chamonix for welcome drinks & dinner, outline of challenge itinerary and run through of kit & equipment. Night in the chalet.
Travel to Courmayeur to get Skyway cablecar to Vallee Blanche. Traverse Vallee Blanche staying in Rifugio Torino and get Aiguille du Midi cablecar back to Chamonix with night in the chalet.
Travel to Gressoney in Aosta Valley and take the cablecar to begin ascent to Gnifetti Hut. Dinner & overnight in the hut.
Early start for summit of Vincent Pyramid (4,215m) and descent back down to the valley before returning to Chamonix for dinner & celebration.
Breakfast & return home.
Price includes 5* chalet accommodation in Chamonix, mountain refuge stays, 3 meals per day, lift passes and guiding costs. Beer and wine will also be provided to keep the mood celebratory!
30% deposit of £540 to secure your place. Final balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure.
* Price does not include flights and transfers.
All other T&C's will be discussed upon enquiry.
All funds raised will go to the Millimetres 2 Mountains Foundation.
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