Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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.
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
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
Tête Rousse Refuge
I can recommend accommodation in Chamonix for before/after the ascent. Hotel Le Vert and Chamoniard Volant are two good, budget-friendly options.
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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