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6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc

Reach the summit of the mythical Mont Blanc along with IMFGA-certified guide Stephane. This 6-day trip with training and acclimatization is the perfect way to prepare yourself for a succesful ascent.

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Alps

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Climbing Mont Blanc (4810m), the highest mountain in the Alps, is a must for every mountaineer. I propose to you a 6-day programm, with some previous training and acclimatization before the ascent.

We will meet in the charming village of Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc, where we will have 3 days of training. This way, you will maximise your chances to reach the summit. The ascent to the top of Mont Blanc will take us 3 more days.

During the first day of the training you will learn how to walk on the ice with crampons and how to use an ice axe. On the second day, we will train in the Aiguilles Rouges (2965 m), a perfect setting for a moutain climbing training. Finally, on the third day, we will descend to the Pointe Lachenal (3613 m) from the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m).

These 3 days are the perfect way to get in shape, acclimatize well and learn the right techniques before heading to the summit.

On the fourth day, we will start our ascent, spending two nights at the Tête Rousse refuge (3167 m). Climbing Mont Blanc in 3 days is the best option for a great mountain experience. The summit of this majestic mountain provides a spectacular view!

So if you want to join me on this Mont Blanc ascent, just send me a request and we will start planning this great trip.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Oct 1, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 3050 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1525 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

Price details

The price does not include the accommodation and the food, the 2 nights of the guide in the hut (+ food), and the lift pass (Mt Blanc unlimited). Stéphane can provide the helmets, crampons, harness and the ice axe. If you need to rent additional equipment, you can go to Concept Pro Shop in Chamonix.


Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix-Training

You will learn how to walk on the ice with crampons and how to use an ice axe.

Day 2: Aiguilles Rouges-Training

Today we will have some practice in the Aiguilles Rouges (2965 m), a perfect setting for a mountain climbing training.

Day 3: Aiguille du Midi-Pointe Lachenal

Today we will descend to the Pointe Lachenal (3613 m) from the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m). These 3 training days are the perfect way to get in shape, acclimatize well and learn the right techniques before heading to the summit.

Day 4 to 6: Mont Blanc ascent

On the fourth day, we will begin the ascent, spending two nights at the  Tête Rousse refuge (3167 m). Climbing Mont Blanc in 3 days is the best option for a great mountain experience. You will enjoy a breathtaking view from Mont Blanc, the roof of the Alps!

 

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About the guide

I'm an IFMGA-certified mountain guide member of the SNGM (Syndicat National des Guides de Montagne).
I live in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the world capital of alpinism & ski. I have been guiding here for many years, during the summer and the winter. I also guide a lot during the winter in Megève. I have extended knowledge and expertise about the backcountry skiing area there. I also have a great passion for rock climbing which I do a lot in the South of France (Les Calanques de Marseille), all year round. 

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM

Residence

Chamonix, France


What people are saying about this trip

Jonathan

4.00

January, 2022

Guide très professionnel et expérimenté. On a passé un excellent séjour.

Nicolas

5.00

January, 2022

Une expérience incroyable avec un guide (Stéphane) au top, 5jours de préparations technique + ascension du Mont Blanc. Une super ambiance (c’est important !) une préparation technique et mise en condition (cramponage ..) parfaite Plus qu’un guide nous avons trouvé un amis ! Je recommande a tout ceux qui veulent découvrir des lieux naturels exceptionnels En toute sécurité je suis avec un pro.! Merci pour cette belle aventure qui nous aura marqué fortement et ouvre le champ de nombreuses nouvelles opportunités !

Holger Keil

5.00

September, 2022

We spent a perfect week with Stephane in Chamonix. The 3 days acclimatization in the beginning are physically rather less demanding, but seemed very important to learn and deepen mountain climbing techniques as well as getting used to the altitude and to each other. The climb itself is very demanding, though. We started from the town of Bionnassay to the Tete Rousse Hut (1800 meters in altitude) on day 1, continued to the summit of Mont Blanc on day 2 (YES, we made it!) and returned to Tete Rousse Hut on day 2 (1800 meters up and down) and down to Bionnassay on day 3. Stephane made an outstanding job in keeping us going and motivated - and of course, high mountain trekking is exhausting and physically and mentally challenging. One should be aware of that before thinking of ascending Mont Blanc. We saw many other groups that were not well prepared and had difficulties during the trip. The 6 day itinerary gives the chance of evaluating one's capacities before starting the ascent. I would definitely recommend as well the trip as the guide Stephane Comte! Thank you!

Brad Hope

3.00

July, 2022

Dear Sir I am very disappointed to say that I am appalled by your guide and his service. The first 3 days he was excellent and trained us well. Once we got in the mountain everything changed. He didn’t bother to check our bags which ended up with us carrying 8/9 KG’s overweight. Not only till another guide asked him why my bag was so big did he realize that it was a good idea to check. Not very professional. Then instead of been on the mountain 3 nights (as planned) he ran us up and down in 2 nights (3 days). Because of a storm on the second day, we did not summit. The next day the weather was better and if he had stuck to the plan, we would have made it. On summit day he kept shouting at my son (in front of a lot of people) just because my son took a few minutes more to get ready. He shortened our time on the mountain by one night just so he could get too the next client. On the 5th we were supposed to decent from Tette Rousse to the train. He was already with the next couple. At one stage I wanted to walk with 2 poles, he didn’t let me. (many other people used 2 poles) The only thing that interested him was breaking records for going up and down. I felt like I was in army basic training. I am 56 years old. On the last day from Tette Rousse to the train, he ran down so fast that the last 15 minutes on the mountain we were alone (he was at the train station) I trusted him and got scammed. In short, I already have a 4 team trip for next year, but because I cannot trust you or your guide I am forced to use a another company. I will not either be able to recommend your company to others either. Pity, it cost me a lot of money. And I believe you owe me on day fee, as we spent 2 nights on the mountain and not 3. Very disappointing

Jonathan Barre

5.00

July, 2021

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Hirokazu Hirano

5.00

July, 2018

Thank you for your supporting.Thanks to you,I could climb Mt.Mont blanc. I'm begginer,but Stephanes's advice and feelings are good. I wanted to know schedule in detail. Kind regards Hirokazu Hirano




 

 

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