3-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

Join Carlos, IFGMA/UIAGM mountain guide, on this exciting 3-day guided ascent to Mont Blanc (4810 m) in Chamonix and experience one of the most famous mountaineering challenges in France!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Surrounded by the 38 most important peaks of France and located at an altitude of 4810 meters, the famous Mont Blanc crowns the French Alps. Follow me on this 3-day guided ascent and prepare to conquer the roof of Europe!

    Adventurers and mountaineers come every year from all around the world to reach the top of this mythical mountain. With its thundering glaciers and stunning alpine landscapes, Mont Blanc is bound to stun you on this 3-day guided ascent.

    Our starting point will be at the charming mountain village of Chamonix. First, we’ll ascend to Aiguille Verte (3512 meters) which is an excellent mountain for training and acclimatizing- Then,  on our second day, we’ll start up on one of  Mont Blanc’s classic routes. Although it is considered the easiest way to reach the summit of this stunning peak, its high altitude and elevation gain will require good physical and technical preparation. You can find a detailed itinerary below!

    Climbing to the top of Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps, is a dream for most mountain lovers. So if you are ready to join me on this fantastic 3-day guided ascent, send your request. I guarantee this will be a unique experience!

    If you are looking for more unforgettable experiences in France take a look at this 1+day guided rock climbing in Chamonix.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1350 EUR

    Group of 2
    880 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price does not include: transport, accommodation and meals. - Renting piolet, harness, crampons and helmet for 1 person: 30 EUR per day. - Accommodation at the Tete Rousse hut for 2 plus their guide: 220 EUR (110 EUR per person). - Train to get to the Nid d´Aigle: 30 EUR per person - Grands Montets cable car (for the first day of acclimatization): 30 EUR per person.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Chamonix - Grandes Montets - Petite Verte - Chamonix

      During this acclimatization day, we’ll take on the Aiguille Verte (3512 meters) and refresh some basic mountaineering skills.

      In the afternoon, we will return to Chamonix.

    • Day 2Chamonix - Nid d'Aigle - Tête Rousse Refuge (3165 m)

      Early in the morning, we’ll review our equipment in Chamonix. Once we are all ready, we’ll take the cable car that goes up to Bellevue (1794 m) from Les Houches.

      From there, we’ll take the Mont Blanc Train that will take us to the Nid d’Aigle (2380 m) where we’ll start trekking. From Nid d’Aigle we have between 2 and 3 hours of approach to the Tête Rousse Refuge located at 3165m.

      Finally, we will spend the night at the Tête Rousse refugee.

      We will save about 800 meters of positive height gain, which depending on the season can have snow from the same train to the shelter or be completely dry.

      Slope: + 800m -0m / Time: 2-3h

    • Day 3Tête Rousse Refuge - Mont Blanc (4810 m) - Chamonix

      After a rather short night, we will get up at 2 in the morning to have breakfast and get to work. A long day awaits.

      We will leave the refuge and with all the necessary equipment (crampons, harness, helmet, etc.).Shortly after leaving the refuge, we will cross the famous bowling alley (safer to cross at dawn) and we will ascend the famous road equipped with cables to the shelter of Goûter, where we will stop and eat something.

      Next up, we will go through glacial terrain and shortly we will pass near the Dôme de Goûter at 4304 meters. We will have a nice view of the Vallot refuge at 4362m and the summit of Mont Blanc with the edge of Bosses uniting them.

      From then onwards, the ascent will become a little more technical and we’ll have to overcome the beautiful edge, sometimes quite narrow, passing through the two small peaks of Les Bosses (The Humps) at 4513 meters.

      Then, a long ridge will take us to the long-awaited summit of Mont Blanc at 4810 meters. We will descend through the same route to the Tete Rousse refuge and Nid d’Aigle, then take the train back to the Chamonix Valley , where we will spend the night.

      Slope: + 1650m -2500m / Time: 12-15h

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Chamonix

    Accommodation

    Tête Rousse Refuge

    More info

    I can recommend accommodation in Chamonix for before/after the ascent. Hotel Le Vert and Chamoniard Volant are two good, budget-friendly options.

     

    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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    What People are Saying

     

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    Prarabdh Awasthi
    Thanks to Carlos and explore- share staff:) My experience with booking through explore-share and climbing to Mount Blanc with Carlos were fantastic! He is very easy going and flexible.
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    Kyong woodward
    The guide is friendly and attention to safety. But the arrangement of such time and place is not suitable for us. The first day took the cable car at 1:30 PM and then take the train, stay in Tête Rousse refuge, only spend 5 hours total. And midnight at 2:00 Am started to climb to the summit and straightly back to the train station to catch the train at 5 Pm. It would take 15 hours. The physical strength of the two days was too unbalanced. In fact, I would not have these problems If we stayed in the Gouter refuge on the first day. My husband and I knew that will be a big test for us, but it doesn\'t mean we want to give up the climb to the summit. The uncomfortable thing is, The guide asked to go back even we didn\'t see the Mont Blanc. I am very upset, but the guide insists that I don\'t have a way to resist. My husband and I just slowly walk with disappointment. At 9 Am we arrived at Tête Rousse refuge, and slowly took a meal, slowly descended the mountain, and arrived at the train station at 1 o\'clock, not 5 pm. We spent time and money to climb our dream Mountain, but this is the result, very dissatisfied of.
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    Alice
    Everything was as agreed.
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    Scott Murdoch
     

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