6-day Mont Blanc summit with training and acclimatisation

Join a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team for this fantastic 6-day training and ascent of the iconic Mont Blanc in the French Alps for a truly spectacular mountain adventure!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Summit the highest mountain in the Alps with a 1:2 guide/participant ratio

  • 360 ° panoramic views of the surrounding beauty of the Alps Mountain Range

  • Several days of the highest quality mountaineering and acclimatising training

 

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and its peak soars over its surroundings at 4810m. Located on the French-Italian border and some 70 km from Geneva, this iconic peak looms over the spectacular mountain landscape to the horizon.

This trip will see you spending the first 4 days training and acclimatising to the conditions and altitude. This allows you time to absorb the beautiful surroundings whilst you learn the skills and techniques that you’ll need to ascend the mountain on day 5.

Your preparation will begin on the fabulous Glacier du Tour that provides the perfect setting to begin your acclimatisation. On day 3 I will take you to Petit Fourche at 3520m or Aiguille du Tour at 3542m in order to ready your body for the altitude and conditions. 

After learning the mountaineering techniques and acclimatising for two days, we will descend to Chamonix to rest before the big climb. On the fourth day I will lead you to the hostel ‘le refuge de Tête Rousse’ at 3167m where we’ll spend the night and begin our summit attack on the next morning. 

I will take you via ‘Voie Normale du Goûter’, I know this popular route intimately and with a guide to participant ratio of 1:2 you will be well monitored throughout. If weather conditions are not favorable, then you will be able to try again on the 6th day.

From 4810m at the summit we’ll have a 360 ° panoramic views over the surrounding mountain range, utterly spectacular! 

This trip is not for complete beginners and some mountaineering experience is required (for example mixed rock/snow conditions above 3000m). You should have a good fitness level and be comfortable wearing a backpack.

The opportunity to summit the highest mountain in the Alps doesn’t come along everyday so if your excited by this challenge then sign up now and I will be waiting to lead you there!

If you don’t have 6 days at your disposal then join me instead on exciting this 4-day ascent of Mont Blanc where you will still have adequate training and time to acclimitse. Alternatively join me on this 4 day ascent of the beautiful Monta Rosa in the eastern Pennine Alps for an epic mountaineering journey!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2095 EUR

Group of 2
2095 EUR

Group of 3
2095 EUR

Group of 4
2095 EUR

Group of 5
2095 EUR

Group of 6
2095 EUR

Group of 7
2095 EUR

Group of 8
2095 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price per person to join a group from 4 to 6 people.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Welcome and Rock Training
  • Day 2Col de Balme - refuge Albert 1er (2702m)
  • Day 3Petite Fourche (3520m) or aiguille du Tour (3542 m)
  • Day 4Chamonix - Tête Rousse (3167m)
  • Day 5Summit day!
  • Day 62nd possibility for the summit and descent to Chamonix
 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
23/05/2020 to 28/05/2020
1995 € per person
30/05/2020 to 04/06/2020
€ 2095 per person
06/06/2020 to 11/06/2020
€ 2095 per person
13/06/2020 to 18/06/2020
€ 2095 per person
20/06/2020 to 25/06/2020
€ 2095 per person
27/06/2020 to 02/07/2020
€ 2095 per person
04/07/2020 to 09/07/2020
€ 2095 per person
11/07/2020 to 16/07/2020
€ 2095 per person
18/07/2020 to 23/07/2020
€ 2095 per person
25/07/2020 to 30/07/2020
€ 2095 per person
01/08/2020 to 06/08/2020
€ 2095 per person
15/08/2020 to 20/08/2020
€ 2095 per person
22/08/2020 to 27/08/2020
€ 2095 per person
29/08/2020 to 03/09/2020
€ 2095 per person
05/09/2020 to 10/09/2020
€ 2095 per person
12/09/2020 to 17/09/2020
€ 2095 per person
19/09/2020 to 24/09/2020
1995 € per person
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Rocky Pop Hôtel - les Houches or in Chamonix

More info

We'd recommend conditioning yourself by jogging for 1 hour at least 3 times a week for 2-3 months before arrival. You'll need to have mastery over the basics of mountaineering. Some snow slopes will be at an angle of 35 -40 °. Class 3 level of rock traversing.

Technical equipment needed:

- Clamps, Harness, Ice axe, Helmet, Walking poles (we recommend Z-pole - compact and light.

If you don't have the necessary equipment you can rent it from us:

Complete Pack (Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness and Shoes)- 135 €

Helmet - 20 €

Ice Axe - 30 €

Crampons - 30 €

Harness - 30 €

Alpine Shoes - 52 €

Walking Sticks - 30 €

Jacket - goretex - 79 €

Trousers - goretex - 49 €

We recommend you bring the following clothes (Or the closest match that you own):

Warm hat or bandana/scarf

Ski mask and glasses with UV protective lenses. Glasses with “transition” lenses to adapt to the level of light and

Ski helmet

Breathable under-layer with long sleeves to conserve heat, a tip: Merino wool is breathable and has anti-bacterial properties therefore it’s less likely to smell than synthetic materials.

Light polar vest or synthetic vest for an extra layer of heat during stops. A Gore-tex or similar type vest with a waterproof and breathable membrane. Make sure it is lightweight and compact as not to take up too much space.

Trousers with a breathable and waterproof membrane (Gore Tex or similar), trousers that allow an air flow around the legs.

Light fitting polar or soft shell gloves with silk gloves to go underneath. Mittens are always a good idea for those of you who feel the cold!

Swimming costume or bathing suit: Please avoid “swimming shorts” as these are not usually permitted.

Ski socks: Merino wool.

Slippers recommended for evening wear. Try charentaises they’re really comfortable! www.charentaises.fr

A 1 litre Flask (Thermos or Camelback)

A pocket knife

Duck Tape

Factor 50 sun cream

A duffel bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the hotel. No suitcases

 

About the Guide

 
 

We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne

 

What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.
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Jason Baynes
I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.
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