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Gran Capucin

Alps. Italy. Mountaineering program "Mountain Climbing in Alps - climbing Peak Grand Capucin via Swiss route"

Altitude: 3838 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: advanced (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED)
Duration: 3 days
Season: September
First climb:
Claude Asper, Marcel Bron, 1956
Program price from: 400 Euro

  • 02.10.20 - 12.10.20mini group, special conditions 400 EURO booking

Mountain climbing program "Mountain Climbing in Alps, climbing Peak Grand Capucin via Swiss route" with MCS AlexClimb Guides

Of the climbing programs of medium difficulty level proposed to your attention on this web page, the climbing program of Grand Capucin is the most technically complex, it requires confidence and good mountain climbing technique. With a total technical complexity of the program, climbing the Grand Capuchin does not include many of these complexities that make climbing program of the upper levels in remote mountain regions accessible only for professionals. Climbing Grand Capucin can be recommended to those who have already decided their fate to become a mountain climber, and who want to experience the "Call of Height" - those unforgettable emotions that you experience, climbing above bottomless precipice, listening how RING the hundreds of vertical meters below your feet. The logistics of this program are clear and understandable - after spending one night in the Torino hut, it is only two hours walk by the glacier to the base of Grand Capucin route. And climb up.

This program combines quite well with other climbing programs in the Mont Blanc or Monte Rosa massif that you can climb for preparation for the more complicated and crucial element of the program - the ascension of Grand Capuchin.

This 6-day program "Climbing Grand Capucin, Italy" is designed for people who have no illisions about what they can expect in the mountains. Climbing route of Grand Capucin is technically difficult, requires discipline, coherence, good physical form and possession of practiced skills in belaying and dealing with different types of mountain terrain. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend participation in the  Course of general physical preparation and passing MCS AlexClimb Cours of Mountain Technique (advanced level) before participating in this program. As acclimatization has a vital importance for climbing Grand Capucin we recommend participation in easier climbing programs climbing Castor - Pollux, or Monblan or Breithorn before attempting to climb Grand Capucin.  

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work. As for Kamchatka programs - in addition to our climbing safety issues, the armed ranger accompanies the group to protect participants from too close contact with the wild life.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb Alps climbing schedule (climbing Grand Capucin 2020):

Guided ascent of Grand Capucin (3838 m) the Swiss route
Medium difficulty climb, Advanced level

Day 1 - arriving to Milan, transfer to Chatillion, overnight in the hotel **
Day 2 - transfer to Courmajor, cable car to Refuge Torino, overnight in Torino Hut
Day 3 - starting at 04.00 a.m., climbing Grand Capucin via Swiss route, descent to Courmajor at the same day (if possible), hotel accommodation in Chatillion
Day 4 - extra summit day
Day 5 - extra summit day
Day 6 - transfer to Milan, departure

Prices and conditions

The price of the "Alps. Climbing Gran Capucin 2020":

400 Euro - private program for 1-2 participants
* price per person

You have to be ready for:

  • Climbing the route of the moderate difficulty. The risk and physical load levels are high enough;
  • 2-3 days of life in somehow uncomfortable conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 10-15 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: minimum 2 participants, the Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Milan), using the communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The cost does not include: Shengen visa charges (if necessary), International and domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Milan), obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 2
Guides: 2

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Alps, Italy. Climbing Grand Capucin" can be read in the Offer section

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Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.