5-day Mont Blanc summit with training and acclimatization in Chamonix

Join Viktor, your IFMGA-certified guide, as he takes you on this epic, spectacular and rewarding 5-day Mont Blanc summit, with training and acclimatization in Chamonix, where you will reach the peak of one of the most famous mountains in the world and admire the beautiful views out over the lovely scenery below.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Scale the summit of the world famous Mont Blanc!

  • Acclimitize and train in Chamonix - charming visitors for decades!

  • Be wowed by the sweeping views out over the rest of Europe

 

Scaling the summit of Mont Blanc is a true bucket-list item for mountaineering enthusiasts, and I will guide you as we spend 5 exciting, challenging and rewarding days heading to the peak, involving training and acclimatization in the gorgeous surroundings of Chamonix, and exposure to some of the most jaw-dropping views imaginable, with seemingly the whole of Europe stretching out beneath us.

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe, and the massif in which it is nestled straddles the border of France, Italy and Switzerland. It is one of the most famous mountains on earth, and is an immensely popular destination for outdoor activity enthusiasts.

Our expedition begins when we meet in Chamonix, France, on the first day, and the entire day will be dedicated to training with crampons, ice axes and ropes on the Mer de Glace Glacier, as well as checking all equipment and running through all relevant safety procedures.

Day 2 is when we begin to acclimatize to the high altitude, as we head to the Torino Hut to indulge in some smaller traverses and ascents.

Day 3 is when things start to get serious, as we catch the tramway higher up and climb to the Gouter Hut, our base for the night to ensure we are ready to tackle the summit the next day.

The 4th day is the most challenging and yet the most exciting, as we set off nice and early in the morning and climb to the peak of Mont Blanc, a truly magnificent achievement.

It’s hard to overstate how incredible the sweeping panoramic views are from the summit, as the exquisite European landscape goes out in to the distance, the peaks of the rest of the Alps seeming smaller than ever due to the massive height at which we stand.

We then finish our journey by heading back down to our starting point, weary and exhausted yet thrilled and content at having conquered such a mighty mountain.

Experience the thrill of scaling the summit of one of the most famous mountains on earth – book now and you won’t regret it!

For those who want to reach the summit of Mont Blanc in less time, check out our 2-day Guided ascent on Mont Blanc for mountaineers – here!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1900 EUR

Group of 2
1150 EUR

Group of 3
1000 EUR

Group of 4
950 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Basic mountaineering techniques practice
  • Day 2Acclimatization day and night in a hut
  • Day 3Alpine climb and night in Chamonix
  • Day 4Gouter hut
  • Day 5Summit and back in Chamonix
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Montenvers Train Station, Chamonix, France

Accommodation

Hotel/Hut accommodation every night.

More info

Please bring with you:

Clothing: We suggest using the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and dries quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change during the day.

- Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore Tex or similar)

- Wind and waterproof over pants with side zippers (Gore Tex or similar)

- Mountaineering pants

- Fleece or heavy jacket

- Medium weight fleece sweater

- Long underwear or running tights

- Undershirt – preferably long sleeves

- Warm socks for mountaineering boots (wool/synthetic outers)

- Warm hat, covering your ears

- Lightweight gloves (fleece or leather)

- Warm, waterproof pair of gloves

- Gaiters (unless pants lock tightly to your boots)

- Sun hat, with a wide brim if possible

- Bandana (optional)

Hut lodging

- Spare underwear, socks

- Down vest or light insulated jacket (optional)

- Light-weight sleeping bag liner (preferably silk) – wool covers are provided by the hut

- Light stuff sacs or zip lock bags to keep your backpack organized (optional)

- Toiletries : only tooth-brush and tooth-paste

- Alpine Club Membership Card (if you hold membership)

- Ear plugs (optional but very useful)

Other Items

- Sun glasses (heavy duty – glacier use, with very good UV protection)

- Sun screen and lip protection

- Water bottle, preferably insulated, minimum volume: 1 liter

- Head lamp with spare batteries and bulb

- Blister kit (optional)

- Snacks (candy bars, dried fruit, sandwiches, nuts, etc.)

- Personal items (prescription medicine, extra contact lenses and maintenance equipment, extra pair of prescription glasses, etc.)

- Pocket knife or Leatherman (optional)

 

About the Guide

 
 

Mountains have been part of my life for more than two decades now. It's been an intense relationship that consumed my everything. First, I practiced skiing and all forms of climbing: sport, traditional, big wall, aid, ice and mixed. I risked it all, giving my life away and winning it back on big and hard mountain faces.

Some years later, I studied paramedicine and joined the Heli-Rescue service. I witnessed my own triumph as an alpinist and tragedy as a rescuer, which completed my understanding of what the mountain is in relation to people. This was the beginning of the end of my alpinist alter ego.

In 2016 I climbed Cerro Torre and pushed a new line as a mountaineer in Patagonia. This was the climbing climax which gave way to my mountain guiding career: my third and most balanced perspective on the world of mountains and on the mountains of the world. Since then, I've guided climbing and skiing trips in the Alps, the Caucasus range, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and in the mountains ranges of Eastern Europe, among others.

Appreciating happiness through the eyes of others is what finally brought harmony to me, and this is what I want to share with people.

 
 

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What People are Saying

 

I was not sure what to expect and if I had chosen the right company to attempt the Mont Blanc climb..but I was so satisfied!! Both guides were amazing, in their knowledge but also in their attention to details and particularly to safety and their passion for the mountain sports .I would have followed them to much more difficult climb as i felt so well looked after.they were friendly, funny and caring and compassionate...Great people. I had no real idea as to what the program entailed but i was surprised to see myself doing things i would have never dreamed of or attempted tsuch as the cosmic ridge and ice climbing on the Mer de glace.They also never lost the focus that we wanted to make it to the top of the Mont Blanc and directed their energy towards a successful climb. Thank you Viktor and Bogdan.
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Fabrice Grandou
 

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