Courmayeur Alpine Guides Festival

Courmayeur

Town centre
  • Thursday 15 August 2019
Programme

Traditional day dedicated to the Mountain Guides of Courmayeur , a kind of celebration of the mountain and of those who live there, work there or go there for pleasure.
The guides, in historical uniform with wide-brimmed hat, beige suit, rope rolled over the shoulder, ice ax and crampons, march in parade accompanied by the women of Courmayeur in traditional costume and by the Courmayeur-La Salle marching band.
They initially go to the cemetery and after the Holy Mass and the blessing of the ropes and ice axes they parade in the central street to the Jardin de l’Ange for the official ceremony.

August 15 with the mountain guides: tradition, solemnity and elegance.

First company established in Italy and second in the world, the Society of Mountain Guides of Courmayeur was born in 1850 at the behest of the pioneers of such a noble profession who met with the aim of realizing, through a permanent and prestigious institution, an activity which had by then become the cornerstone of mountain tourism.

  • traditional parade of the Mountain Guides
  • no cost
  • women in typical costume
  • celebration of the mountain

Contact

Società Guide Alpine Courmayeur
Strada Villair, 2
11013 COURMAYEUR (AO)
Meteo
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Details
Aosta
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Tourist Areas
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Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings

Matterhorn

Monte Rosa

Central Valley

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