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Climb The Weissmies🇨🇭& Monte Viso 🇮🇹 September 2023

September 11 - September 16

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This is an inspiring and contrasting combination of our brilliant 3 day rocky and mixed scrambling Weissmies & Monte Viso courses.  This allows 2 contrasting yet both truly inspiring venues to be explored and provides plenty of both physical and technical mountaineering challenge with 2 big summits and excellent Matterhorn training for example.

The ascent of the Weissmies is a classic high alpine route, with enjoyable scrambling among some of the Giants of the Swiss Alps.  This 3 day course provides is suitable for climbers with good fitness and some basic mountaineering experience and is a great progression for higher or more technical alpine ascents like the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

Monte Viso, ‘The Stone King‘.  This magnificent rocky pyramid, dwarfs it’s neighbouring peaks high on the southern Italian French mountain border.  It provides an inspiring & iconic mountain when seen from the Northern Alps and during our approach journey from the Mont Blanc Massif.  The beautiful walk to the Rifugio Sella, in the heart of the range and a great base camp for this course, starts from Pian del Re, at 2000m this is the source of the mighty Po, Italy’s longest river…

Climb the Weissmies, Featuring…

  • Ascents of two fine Swiss alpine peaks including the 4017m Weissmeis & 3363m Mittelrück
  • Rocky mountain scrambling in ascent & descent along with a very fine snowy & narrow summit ridge
  • 2 nights spent in a lovely Swiss mountain hut. Superb location, hospitable staff, good Swiss mountain food
  • Great progression (and acclimatisation) towards climbing other 4000m peaks including Mont Blanc & the Matterhorn
  • Meet other like minded climbers for a sociable 3 day trip in the high mountains
Good fun scrambling high on the classic South Ridge of the Weissmeis with the Almageller Hut and Dry Hornli Ridge in shade far below…A fine route, and good preparation & training for the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn.

Good fun scrambling high on the classic South Ridge of the Weissmeis with the Almageller Hut and Dry Hornli Ridge in shade far below…A fine route, and good preparation & training for the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn.

Monte Viso Course Aims

  • Spend an enjoyable 3 days in the high alpine mountains & climb Monte Viso, 3841m
  • Enjoy a mixture of high mountain walking, rocky scrambling, mixed mountaineering terrain, rock climbing and develop your skills, fitness and confidence for future ascents like Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn
  • Visit this superb part of the Italian Alps with a geographically interesting journey down the Val d’Aosta
  • Have a fun & sociable trip with like minded people, spending a couple of nights in hospitable mountain huts, drink some good Italian café, eat some nice Italian food!
Mont Blanc Alterntative Mountain
Rob, Rodrigo & Isabella on the summit of Monte Viso, Oct 2019

Required Fitness and Experience Levels

Some previous mountaineering experience is required for the traverse of the Weissmies. Those who have never worn crampons before should investigate our Chamonix Alpine Intro and Climb the Gran Paradiso courses or arrange some private guiding & mountaineering training prior to the course.

Both ascents involve some rocky / mixed scrambling and somewhat narrow and exposed summit ridges so folk should have a head for heights, although the actual difficulty level is quite low. Steep snow must be negotiated efficiently in descent which is why some prior experience with crampons is necessary.

A very good level of fitness & stamina is also required for the long summit days (especially on Monte Viso!) with 1200m+ climb to above 4000m on the summit days (c. 7-12 hours).  Some mountain walking experience is also required in order to be able to deal effectively with the rough & rocky terrain encountered en route to the climbs.

Full details of both programmes and course expenses on their dedicated pages here:

Climb The Weissmies 4017m

Climb Monte Viso 3841m


September 11
September 16


Simplon, 3910 Switzerland
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