Day 1

A superb route in a wild setting away from the crowds. This outing offers a bit of everything including a complex glacial approach, excellent rock and a memorable bivouac. The view at the summit, of the east side of the Grandes Jorasses and the Linceul north face is breathtaking.

Region

Italy - Mont Blanc

Duration

2 Days

Months

June, July, August

800 /personne for 2 people

Difficulties

Mountaineering Level 3 - Advanced
  • Be in good physical shape

  • Carry a 6 to 8 kg backpack

  • Autonomous knowledge and practice of mountaineering techniques and equipment

  • Technical level required: Quite Difficult (AD) in mountaineering and 5 in climbing

  • Walk between 6 and 12 hours

Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Chamonix before driving through the Mont Blanc tunnel. Once in Italy we will drive up the  Val Ferret and start walking from the Febrouze bridge, 1650 m. It will take us about 3-4 hours to reach the new Gervasutti bivouac, 2833 m, This futuristic  bivouac resembles a space shuttle and is modern and comfortable.

Height Difference  +: 1200 m

Day 2

Early departure to arrive at the start of the route. The Febrouze glacier is complex to cross especially at night, but once on the compact rock of the southern ridge the climbing is just incredible. We will reach the summit of the ridge by climbing 400m of pure granite. A short snow ridge leads to the summit of the Petites Jorasses, 3646 m. The descent by the normal route is long but not particularly difficult. the total time of this day should be between 9 to 12 hours of effort. 

Height Difference + 800 m / - 2000 m

Included

  • A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
  • Mountain rescue radio
  • Mandatory individual mountaineering safety equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe
  • Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety

Not included

  • Personal insurance covering the activity
  • All that is not included in "the price includes".
  • Transportation to the meeting point and from the point of separation

All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world

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