Introduction to mountaineering, Aosta, Italy
KE Adventure Travel’s package for ‘novice alpinists’ is suitable for anyone with a decent level of fitness and, importantly, a head for heights. The five-day trip, incorporating a weekend, will see you summit the 4,000m Gran Paradiso, as well as trek across the Vallee Blanche to the Aiguille du Midi. Participants will learn mountaineering skills, with support and tuition from accredited guides (and a ratio of one guide to four for the whole weekend). Once the trip is completed, the final night is spent soaking in a sauna in a chalet in Chamonix.
Approx Dh4,200pp, excluding flights, keadventure.com (September bookings available at press time).