Gervasutti Bivouac 2833 mt


physical level

technical level

duration


3


1


1 day


Detail

Completely renovated and featuring a cutting-edge red and white structure, this bivouac has become a must-do. It is equipped with the latest technology of high-mountain engineering, solar panels, LED lighting and computer. A gem to be admired and seen first-hand!Short and easy climbing section with some fixed ropes on the way up to the bivouac.
Height gain: 1200m

Duration: 6/8 hours

Program


Meeting at the Guide Office in Courmayeur at 6.00. Car transfer to Val Ferret, Lavachey village. Climb to the refuge: short break. Back to Courmayeur in the late afternoon
Duration: 6/8 hours walk
Height gain: 1200m

Equipment


Head: beanie, cap, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen and sun stick for the lips
Hands: a pair of light rubber coated gloves
Body: a T-shirt or thermal underwear, lightweight fleece, Gore Tex softshell jacket or similar.
Legs: Schoeller mountaineering pants or similar.
Feet: 1 pair of socks and hiking boots covering the ankles
In a 25/30 liter backpack: water bottle or a 1 liter bottle of water, money for personal expenses, camera, food supplies for the outing.
Gear: we will provide participants with the specific technical equipment required: helmet, harness, ferrata kit

Rates


You can choose to perform the trip in a "Collective Group" or with a "Private Guide"

COLLECTIVE
You'll be added in an a group with other people.
Groups:
- min 3 people
- max 3 people each Mountain Guide
Cost per person: 155,00€ including "search and rescue insurance"
The trip will be confirmed ONLY by reaching the minimun number of 3 people. If not, the Guide Office will suggest you some alternative mountain trips.

PRIVATE GUIDE
You can perform the trip with a Mountain Guide only for you, taking care of all your needs, all day long.
Cost per Group:
1 person: 405,00€ including "search and rescue insurance"
2 people: 430,00€ including "search and rescue insurance"
3 people: 455,00€ including "search and rescue insurance"

The cost includes:
- the assistance of the Mountain Guide and insurance
- technical equipment
The cost does not includes:
- car transfer

Note


Search and rescue insurance details:
- emergency rescue insurance

IT'S REQUESTED A VALID EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (EHIC) TO HAVE A PERSONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

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Booking

Bookings must be made either by phone at +39 0165 842064 or by email at info@guidecourmayeur.com indicating:
- participants' name and surname;
- telephone number, address, Italian taxpayer identification number or, in its absence, place and date of birth;
- technical skill level;
- date and program of your choice;
- parental consent for underage participants.
After having made arrangements with our main office (by phone or email) an advance payment (by wire transfer or credit card) is required in the amount of:
- the TOTAL price for 1-day, 2 and 3-days programs;
- 50% of the total price for 3-day or multiple-day programs;
- 50% of the total price for MONT BLANC ascents and STAGE MONT BLANC
 (summer programs). Full payment of the balance of the total participation fee must be made within 15 days prior to the start of the program selected.
No booking will be accepted before the requested payment has been received.
Bookings made after the payment deadline require full payment of the total participation fee without any deferments or deposits.

For bookings made with less than 7 days in advance payment only by credit card.

Bank details:
Heading: SOCIETA' GUIDE ALPINE COURMAYEUR
IBAN: IT10N0858731560000200100250
BIC: CCRTIT2TVAL
Bank details: Banca di Credito Cooperativo Valdostana Scrl
Viale Monte Bianco, 30
11013 Courmayeur (AO)

Bank transfer fees + Bank currency conversions fees MUST be debited to you. If not, these fees have to be refounded at our office before the start of the selected trip.
It's possible to pay by credit card, communicating the details: card number, expiration date and CVS number.

Variations to the program scheduled

If weather or mountain conditions do not allow for the activities to be carried out as scheduled, we will offer you an alternative program as replacement, or alternative dates for the same program selected (clients will be promptly informed of any additional costs relating to the proposed alternative solutions). Should it not be possible to set an alternative date or to agree upon an appropriate alternative trip, Society Guide Alpine di Courmayeur will issue  a credit, which you can use within the following year for the same program.

For all the bookings of group activities: in case we do not reach the minimum number of clients, the Mountain Guide Office will offer you an alternative program. We will offer you: - book privately a Mountain Guide, with, probably a money adjustment
- change the scheduled program for a different one
- change the date of the scheduled program

Cancellation and withdrawal policy

If you wish to cancel your booking of a program for which you have already paid a deposit by way of subscription (or the total participation fee), the following cancellation fees will apply:
- 10% of the total participation fee for withdraws notified before 30 business days prior to the start of the program selected
- 25% of the total participation fee for withdraws notified 29 to 21 business days prior to the start of the program selected;
- 50% of the total participation fee for withdraws notified 20 to 11 business days prior to the start of the program selected;
- 75% of the total participation fee for withdraws notified 10 to 3 business days prior to the program selected;
No refunds for withdraws notified 3 business days prior to the start of the program selected

Assignment of a subscription to third parties

In the event that you are not able to attend the program you have booked, Società Guide Alpine di Courmayeur allows you to assign your subscription to a specific program to third parties (that meet the requirements provided), prior notice must be made to Società Guide Alpine di Courmayeur at least 4 days before the start of the trip.

Evaluate your Level

Physical condition levels

TIME REQUIRED
HEIGHT GAIN PER HOUR
MAX HEIGHT GAIN

1

From 1 to 2 hours

100m

100 / 300 m

2

from 3 to 4 hours

200m

400 / 600 m

3

from 4 to 6 hours

250m

700 / 1000 m

4

from 6 to 9 hours

300m

1000 / 1300 m

5

from 9 to 12 hours

400m

1300 / 1800 m


Skiing and ski-touring Technical Ratings

LEVEL
INFO

1

Introduction to off-piste skiing. On-piste skiing level required: red piste.

2

Skiers with basic off-piste experience. On-piste skiing level required: black piste. Routes on max. 30 degree slopes, SM/BS difficulty, possible short climbing passages with crampons.

3

Expert off-piste skiers, able to ski in all snow conditions on steep slopes. Routes on max. 40 degree slopes, BSA/TBSA difficulty, climbing passages with crampons and ice axe.

4

Excellent skiers on steep slopes, with climbing experience.


Alpinism and ice-climbing technical ratings

LEVEL
INFO

0

Walking on marked trails. Multi-day hikes or glacier walks.

1

First ascents at altitude, use of crampons and ice axe, basic rope work, rock and ice climbing techniques, and via ferratas.

2

"F easy ascent". Snow or ice slopes, 40 degrees max. Easy rock climbing with sections up to grade III max.

3

"PD slightly difficult ascent". Snow or ice slopes, 45 degrees max. Rather easy rock climbing with sections up to grade IV max.

4

"AD Fairly hard ascent". Snow or ice slopes, 60 degrees max. Rock climbing with sections up to grade V max.

5

"D sustained and difficult ascent". Snow or ice slopes, 70 degrees max. Rock climbing with sections up to grade 6a (French grades).

6

"TD/ED extremely difficult ascent, with sustained climbing and high commitment". Snow or ice slopes up to 90 degrees. Rock climbing with sections from 6a further on (French grades).

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