The history of world mountaineering was born in Courmayeur Mont Blanc in 1850, when the Alpine Guides set out on a quest of Italian Alpinism. And right in the town center you can find a very special place, the Casa delle Guide Alpine, which hosts the Alpine museum dedicated to its founder, the Duca degli Abruzzi.
It is a sacred place, a temple for Italian mountaineering, dedicated to the Mont Blanc and to the great Alpine Guides that have accompanied the thousands of mountaineer beginners for the past two centuries. (A museum visitor)
Breathe in the history of the mountain at the Duca degli Abruzzi Alpine Museum
Period equipment, botanical remains, memorabilia of the Courmayeur mountain guides’ most famous expeditions, such as those to K2, the North Pole, the Himalayas and Yosemite, models and reconstructions of bivouacs and other curiosities - a visit to the Casa delle Guide is a must.