Located in France near the country’s border with Italy, the Mont Blanc massif crowns one of the world’s top alpine playgrounds. With a first recorded summit in 1786, climbing Mont Blanc is a rite of passage for the many climbers that seek to summit the tallest mountain in the Alps (4,810 meters / 15,781 feet). While a tough climb that requires solid physical fitness and technical skills, climbers don’t have to be expert mountaineers to tackle the one of the popular routes to the summit.
Mont Blanc is a cold icy mountain all year round. In the summer, the temperature at the summit averages -5 to -10 degrees celsius. High winds and poor visibility can also be an issue high up on the mountain.
French, although many guides speak English or other languages
Trips usually last 2-5 days. Longer trips frequently allow for training and acclimatization climbs, while shorter trips are suitable for experienced mountaineers who are already acclimatized.
High season is from June to September, with a peak season in July and August.
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