Costa Rica Traverse

it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seamless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain.
It really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy.

Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

Liz | London
 
 

Grand Combin Traverse

In the heart of the western Pennine Alps is one of the most beautiful alpine border regions between Switzerland and Italy. Spanning the valleys of Bagnes and Aosta, the Grand Combin mountain rises to an altitude of 4314m at its peak. The surrounding valleys and high passes represent ideal hiking conditions and are an excellent alternative to the busier trails around Mont Blanc. The area is rich with wildlife and the outstanding views of snowy peaks, tumbling glaciers and verdant lowlands will not fail to impress. A further highlight of the week long walk is crossing the historic Great St Bernard Pass (2450m), and to be greeted by our hosts at a centuries old travellers hospice.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Meet at Fionnay and walk to Chanrion (6hrs)
DAY 2 Walk via the FenÍtre Durand trail to the Aosta Valley in Italy (6hrs)
DAY 3 Walk through the Aosta Valley with views to Mont Blanc, overnight 10th Century Monastery (7hrs)
DAY 4 Cross the Great St Bernard Pass, overnight hospice (7hrs)
DAY 5 Return to Switzerland and walk through the Entremont Valley (6hrs)
DAY 6 Traverse the eastern slopes of the Grand Combin (6hrs)
DAY 7 Return to Fionnay with views en route of the Corbassiere Glacier, trip concludes (6hrs)

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Trip Code: GPT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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