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1-day Paralpinism Trip: Guided Climb of Mont Blanc du Tacul with Paraglide Descent

Join Yannick, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 1-day program which combines an ascent of Mont Blanc du Tacul, a 4,000m peak located in the midst of the Mont Blanc massif, with an incredible paraglide descent back to Chamonix.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Combine a day of mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif with the adrenaline of paragliding among its legendary peaks! During this adventure, I will guide you up the 4,000m peak of Mont Blanc du Tacul, then we return to Chamonix by paraglider!

Mont Blanc du Tacul is an impressive peak of 4,248m that is accessible from the Plateau du Midi and situated between the Aiguille du Midi and the famous Mont Blanc mountain.   Those who make the high altitude summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul are not only rewarded with a great mountaineering experience in the center of Mont Blanc massif, but also, on clear days, panoramic vistas over the French and Italian Alps.

During this program, we will ascend by cable car to 3,000m.  From there, the climb to the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul will take us about 4 hours.  Once we take in the views from the top, we will unfold the paraglider and take off for our descent.  The view from the air is stunning: as we soar above Aiguille du Midi and the other peaks of the massif, we will have a unique opportunity to contemplate the scale of the mountains and how small humans are in such a vast landscape.  Not to mention the courage it must have taken the first explorers who ventured to climb the massif 150 years ago.  After an hour long flight, we will touchdown in Chamonix, where we may enjoy the remainder of the day in the sunny valley.

In order to participate in this program, you should be acclimatized prior to embarking on this climb.  Additionally, previous experience walking with crampons and using mountaineering tools such as ice axes is required.

Paralpinism, like all air sports, is very dependent on weather. So if you like to fly and ski, hike or climb you must be ready to change your target at the last minute. I can´t guarantee that we’ll be able to fly but I promise to do my best to make it happen and have a beautiful and safe journey.

This is how it works :

a) We set a date, a mountain range and what you like to do!

b) Three days before the set date we make a first review of the weather and check if it will be possible. If it is, we continue with our project. If it’s not, we change the destination (as close as possible).

c) On the night before the trip, we organize the last few details

d) We go for it and do our best!

Book now and join me for an incredible day of exploring the Mont Blanc massif, including a summit of one of its tallest peaks and an incredible view of the massif from the air as we paraglide from the summit to Chamonix!

Be sure to check out my other paralpinism trips: Mont Blanc Guided Climb with Paraglide Descent1-day Paralpinism Trip: Cosmiques Ridge Climb and Paraglide, or 2 day Summit and Paraglide Descent of Allalinhorn and Weissmies, Swiss Alps!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 619 each

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Price includes

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Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price includes: Professional guide/paraglide driver, pictures taken during the ascent and descent. Not included: Cable car fees, climbing equipment, food or snacks.


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