2-day Mont Blanc ascent via the Italian Route Gonella

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Join IFMGA-certified guide Carlos on this 2-day Mont Blanc ascent via the Italian Gonella route and reach the top of the highest peak in the Alps.

Private

Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Reach the summit of the highest mountain in the Alps
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of Mont Blanc
  • Stay overnight in the Gonella mountain hut

Description

Conquer the summit of Mont Blanc in 2 days, climbing via the Italian Gonella route, one of the the most accessible and safest ways to the top of the most famous mountain in the Alps.

We will meet in Chamonix or Courmayeur on the first day. During this 2-day ascent, you will discover the wilderness of the Italian side of Mont Blanc. After entering Val Veny we start trekking the Bionnassay glacier. Approximately 6 hours of hiking through the glacier will take us to the Gonella hut where we will stay overnight.

On the second day, we will continue climbing the Gonella glacier to the Pitons des Italiens, the Dome de Gouter, until we reach the Mont Blanc summit (4810m). Once at the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. Then we will go down the French slope to the Mont Blanc train and then to Chamonix.

Although the Mont Blanc crossing does not require and advanced technique, it is important to have a good fitness level to walk long distances, specially for trekkers who want to venture themselves into mountaineering.

If you want to reach the summit of Mont Blanc via the Gonella route, don’t hesitate to contact me. Book your trip and let me guide on this great ascent. 

I also guide a 2-day Mont Blanc ascent via the Gouter route and a 3-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization.

Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix or Courmayeur - Gonella Refuge

We will meet in Chamonix or Courmayeur on the first day. After entering Val Veny we start trekking the Bionnassay glacier. Approximately 6 hours of hiking through the glacier will take us to the Gonella hut where we will stay overnight.

Day 2: Mont Blanc summit

On the second day, we will continue climbing the Gonella glacier to the Piton des Italiens, Dome de Gouter, until we reach the Mont Blanc summit (4810m). Once at the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. Then we will go down the French slope to the Mont Blanc train and then to Chamonix.

 

Details

Accommodation

Gonella Hut

More info

You need to bring: Poles, Helmet, Goggles, Sunglasses, Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Backpack, Water bottle

Meeting point

Chamonix or Courmayer

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Ice axe

Goggles

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

IFGMA/UIAGM Guide from Chile

I have extensive experience guiding in the Andes and Europe. I am a resident in Chile, Spain and Chamonix. I am very sociable and motivated. I am always available for projects in the mountains.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1392 Each

Group of 2

EUR 794 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include: mountain hut, ski lifts, meals, and guide's expenses.




 

 

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