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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!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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 Pointe Lachenal 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.

Accommodation

Tête Rousse Refuge

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

Meeting point

Chamonix

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Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix - Point Lachenal

During this acclimatization day, we’ll practice our mountaineering skills and train on Pointe Lachenal. We will cover use of crampons and piolet.

In the afternoon, we will return to Chamonix.

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

Early in the morning, we’ll check 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 3: Tête 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


About the guide

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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 1289 each

Group of 2

EUR 722 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• 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.


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