High Mountain - The 4,000m of the Alps and the 3,000m of the Dolomites

Ascending mountains of unblemished ice and snow or raw rock, suspended between earth and sky or crossing mountain groups and crests, glaciers and alpine passes and spending the night in mountain huts along the way with an eye to choosing the best period to guarantee the ideal conditions to make the most of this unique experience.

Organization:
Minimum 3-4 particpants.

When

From winter to summer. Considering recent climatic trends however, it also depends on local environmental conditions as there may be an increase in the number of crevasses, rockfalls and avalanches as the ice cover retreats.

Where

Dolomites:

Marmolada, Cimon della Pala, Mount Pelmo, Civetta, Cima Brenta, Cima Tosa, Canalon Neri.

Adamello Group: Cavento, Carè Alto, Cima Adamello.

Oberland, Monch-Eiger-Jungfrau, Monti Tauri.

Senales Valley, Palla Bianca, Weiss Kugel, Wilder Spitze etc.

Ortler Alps: Gran Zebrù, Cevedale, Zufall, Ortler, Zebrù, Vertain,Tresero, San Matteo Angelo etc.

Bernina range: Piz Palù, piz Roseg, piz Scerscen

Gran Paradiso – Mont Blanc:

Mont Blanc, Aguille Verte, Aguille du Peigne, Aguille D’argentiere, Aguille du Chardonnet.

Monte Rosa massif:

Liskamm, Pollux, Castor, Giordani Point, Breithorn, Monte Rosa, Dufourspitze, Matterhorn, Gran Combin and Petit Combin.

Please note, before venturing out on glaciers it is advised to attend the course on crevasse rescue operations.

Equipment

Helmet and climbing harness, mountain boots and relative crampons, adjustable trekking poles, 35-40l backpack, thermos flask, dry fruit and energy bars, first aid kit with heat-retaining foil blanket, lanyard, ice axe.

What to wear

Two pairs of socks, long sleeved/legged undergarments (arms and legs) possibly in fleece or microfiber, fleece or Polartech top with high collar, softshell or waterproof pants, anorak or windbreaker (also a synthetic or down jacket and light/thick gloves depending on conditions), sunglasses or snow goggles, sun cream with high UV protection.