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1-Week Mont Blanc Summit with Training and Acclimatisation

1-Week Mont Blanc Summit with Training and Acclimatisation
1-Week Mont Blanc Summit with Training and Acclimatisation
1-Week Mont Blanc Summit with Training and Acclimatisation
1-Week Mont Blanc Summit with Training and Acclimatisation

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

Group

Alps

6 Days

Jun - Sep

High

Beginner


Highlights

* Summit the highest mountain in the Alps

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

* Several days of the highest quality mountaineering and acclimatising training

Description

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 acclimatizing 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 which provides the perfect setting to begin your acclimatization. Then, we will go to one of the 3000m mountains in the region, such as the 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 acclimatizing for two days, we will descend to Chamonix to rest before the big climb. On the fourth day, we will head to the Tête Rousse’ hut at 3167m where we’ll spend the night and begin our summit attack the next morning. 

We will climb via the ‘Voie Normale du Goûter’. 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 360 ° panoramic views over the surrounding mountain range, utterly spectacular! 

You should have a good fitness level and be comfortable wearing a backpack to join this program.

The opportunity to summit the highest mountain in the Alps doesn’t come along every day, so if you're excited by this challenge, then send us a message now and we can start planning your adventure!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes only the guiding fee. The half boards in the huts, of both you and the guide, the lifts of both you and the guide and the rental material you may need are not included.

The approximate cost to pay on site for the not included items is around 700-800€ per person.


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome and Rock Training

After a welcome presentation, we will teach you or simply review mountaineering techniques such as progressing on steep rocky terrain wearing mountaineering boots.

Day 2: Glacier Workshop

We will carry out a glacier workshop in which we will teach you how to safely progress on glaciers with crampons on your feet!

Ascent: + 850 m (up to + 1300 m)

Day 3: Acclimatization climb

Early morning start for our first summit! The guide will decide on the mountain to climb depending on the group and weather conditions. En route, we will practice the fundamentals of summertime mountaineering.

In the afternoon, we will return to Chamonix and prepare for the rest of the course. In the evening, the guide will give some feedback on this first part of the course and a quick briefing on the next part.

Ascent/descent: + 1100 m / – 1800 m

Day 4: Chamonix - Tête Rousse (3167m)

In the morning, we will have an easygoing start. Depending on conditions, we will either leave at the end of the morning or early afternoon for the cable car at Les Houches up to the Bellevue stop (1800 m), followed by the Mont Blanc tramway up to the Nid d’Aigle (2372 m). From there, we will hike up to the Tête Rousse mountain hut (3167 m). Early night and rest to prepare for the big day!

Ascent: + 795 m

Day 5: Summit day!

We will set off extremely early (3 am) and head up to the Goûter hut (3835 m) crossing the Goûter couloir then following the shoulder partly equipped with cables (a 3 hrs climb). After a rest at the hut, we go onto the glacier and head off to the Goûter Dôme (4260 m). After a short climb, we will reach the Dôme mountain pass. As we continue, we will reach the Vallot shelter (4362 m) (a 2 1/2 hrs climb). From there, we will have 2 more hours to go via the famous Bosses ridge to finally reach the roof of the Alps! We will descend via the same route and spend the night at the Goûter hut (2 1/2 hrs).

Ascend/descent: + 1750 m / – 1075 m

Day 6: Goûter hut - Tête rousse (3167 m) - Chamonix

We will set off at 8 am to the Tête Rousse hut and Chamonix. If we don’t reach the summit on day 5, we will have a second possible attempt on day 6 after a night in the Goûter hut (3835 m).

Descent: – 1463 m

 

Details

Disclaimer

Please keep in mind you are booking my availability for the duration of the tour. Although Mont Blanc is the ultimate objective, if conditions are unsafe, we will have to adapt the program and climb another mountain. We will consider mountaineering in Monte Rosa or other options in the Chamonix area. Although I understand that it might be frustrating, safety is a top priority. Canceling due to bad / unsafe conditions will not be possible as my dates will be blocked for you.

There are plenty of alternative options in case the conditions are not suitable to go for Mont Blanc. We will choose the best alternative plan depending on the weather and mountain/route conditions, and the client's fitness and skill level. To show you as an example, and just to mention a few, some of the possible alternative plans could be:

Mont Blanc du Tacul Mont Maudit Arête des Cosmiques Aiguille d’Entreves Vallee Blanche Traverse Tour Ronde Éperon des Cosmiques Aiguille du Tour Dent du Géant Arete des Papillons

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Please note: this itinerary is an example of a mountaineering course in the Mont Blanc mountain range and should only be used as a guide. The guide may adjust certain itineraries according to weather conditions and participants' abilities.

Meeting point


FAQs

What's included in the price? What's the extra cost of items not included in the price?

The price includes only the guiding fee. The half boards in the huts, of both you and the guide, the lifts of both you and the guide and the rental material you may need are not included.

The approximate cost to pay on site for the not included items is around 700-800€ per person.

What happens if the conditions are unsafe to climb Mont Blanc?

Although Mont Blanc is the ultimate objective, if conditions are unsafe (related to weather or mountain conditions), we will have to adapt the program and climb another mountain. We will consider mountaineering in Monte Rosa or other options in the Chamonix area. Although I understand that it might be frustrating, safety is a top priority. Canceling due to bad / unsafe conditions will not be possible as my dates will be blocked for you.

There are plenty of alternative options in case the conditions are not suitable to go for Mont Blanc.

We will choose the best alternative plan depending on the weather and mountain/route conditions, and the client's fitness and skill level. To show you as an example, and just to mention a few, some of the possible alternative plans could be:

Mont Blanc du Tacul

Mont Maudit

Arête des Cosmiques

Aiguille d’Entreves

Vallee Blanche Traverse

Tour Ronde

Éperon des Cosmiques

Aiguille du Tour

Dent du Géant

Arete des Papillons

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Les Granges d'en Haut Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Le Faucigny Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hotel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide

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Mikel

5.00

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA Mountain Guides based in between the Basque Country and Chamonix. I guide either in the Pyrenees and in Picos de Europa, and in the French and Swiss Alps as well.

Languages

Spanish | English

Certificates

AEGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Mikel

5.00

He was fabulous. Very personable. Great communicator. He chose a beautiful tour and got us into excellent ski terrain. An outstanding experience. Book with him today for you and your group. You will be glad you did.


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