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1-Week Mont Blanc and Matterhorn Climb

Mont blanc and Matterhorn

Mihnea, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, planned this exciting and demanding 7-day ascent of the mythical Mont Blanc and Matterhorn. Check it out!

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Alps

7 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Two of the most renowned peaks in the Alps are Mont Blanc and Matterhorn. On this tour, I will guide you to both their summits over the course of a week.

The first 3 days will be dedicated to Mont Blanc (4810m). It is the highest peak in the Alps and, for many, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. We will climb either by the Gouter route (classic route) or by the 3 Monts traverse (Mont Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc). The final decision will depend on the conditions of the terrain as well as the weather.

To complete this ascent, you will need a very good fitness level and some previous acclimatization. Plus you will have to be comfortable with some mountaineering techniques, such as walking in crampons and using an ice axe.

Then we will have a well-deserved resting day, during which we will transfer to Zermatt or Cervinia, depending on which route we will use to climb the next peak.

The ascent of the Matterhorn (4487m) will take place over the last 3 days of the tour. Matterhorn, located at the border between Switzerland and Italy, is the symbol of Switzerland, a truly stunning mountain. Again, depending on the terrain conditions and the weather, there are two possible routes that we can take, both equally exciting: the Lion ridge (Italian normal route), or the Hornli ridge (Swiss normal route).

As this is a demanding climbing adventure, it is important to be in good physical shape and to have mountaineering experience. If you are not sure whether you have the required level, feel free to ask me.

Thinking of completing the ascent of Mont Blanc and Matterhorn next season? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request! It will be a true pleasure to guide you up there.

And if you are interested in more options in Mont Blanc, have a look at these Mont Blanc classic climbs.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price listed above is for guiding services only. You also need to cover for yourselves the accommodation (huts and down in the valley), meals and lift tickets. For your guides you have to cover the accommodation and meals at the huts. There is a long list of prices and they differ a little bit every year. I try to list here and approximate cost: - Aiguille du Midi lift - 56 Eur / pers; - Tramway du Mont Blanc - 34 Eur/pers; - Accommodation and meals at Gouter Hut (Mont Blanc) - 107 Eur/pers/night + 75 Eur / guide /night; Zermatt - Schwartzsee Lift - 34 Eur/pers; Hornli hut accommodation and meals - 150 Eur / person / night + 140 Eur / guide. There is a huge variety of accommodation possibilities in Chamonix, from hotels to chalets, hostels and campings


Itinerary

Day 1 to 3: Mont Blanc

Gouter route or 3 Monts traverse.

Day 4: Rest day

Transfer to Zermatt or Cervinia

Day 5 to 7: Matterhorn

Lion ridge or Hornli ridge.

 

About the guide

I’m an IFMGA mountain guide, a geographer and a passionate alpinist and climber.

I started going in the mountains as a child, at first very close to my home, in the Romanian Carpathians. In these mountains I discovered the passion for outdoor activities and climbing. It was not long until I started discovering other mountains and their challenges and I began building a "mountain climbing lifestyle".

I went in different expeditions around the world and I am always looking for interesting challenges in far away mountain ranges. As often as possible I spend my time in the Alps, training, climbing and enjoying life.

I became a national mountain guide in Romania in 2011. Since then, I love sharing my passion for the mountains and I enjoy taking clients to incredible places. I'm also a volunteer in educational activities to promote the values of authentic alpinism.

I believe in self development and always getting better at what I do, so in 2015 I joined the IFMGA mountain guide training program at EEMGA (East European Mountain Guides Association) and became a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide in 2018.

It will be my pleasure to guide you in any adventure in the mountains.

Languages

Romanian | English | French

Certificates

AGMR | IFMGA

Residence

Romania


What people are saying about Mihnea Prundeanu

Eldar Solomon

5.00

October, 2021

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Rob Richards

5.00

September, 2021

Guide was extremely professional. We had a great climb together. If I were booking this climb, I’d book our guide, he was great!

Nathan Wang Liao Yinan

5.00

August, 2020

Great guide - mihnea was fun, placed a strong emphasis on safety, and also gave us advice on how to improve our climbing and alpinism!

Chris Larkin

5.00

March, 2020

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Darren

5.00

January, 2020

Fantastic day descending Vallee Blanche, our guide Mihnea was A+ from start to finish. Will absolutely hire them again next time I’m back.

Zu Chu Liang

5.00

July, 2019

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Jannicke Kalland

5.00

July, 2019

En flott tur i fin natur. Vi fikk vite mye om isbreens tilstand og vi fikk prøvd både isklatring og via Ferrata. Guiden snakket flytende engels så det var lett å kommunisere. En behagelig og artig tur med litt utfordringer.

Sarah Trowell

5.00

July, 2019

My partner and I felt so safe with Mihnea. Mihnea was very professional and listened to how we were feeling during the entire time he was with us. He is very knowledgable about Mounteering. We decided not to attempt the summit due to bad weather a few days before and Mihnea tailored another plan for us which we had a great time doing. Mounteneering was very physically and mentally challenging and I am glad we got to spend time with Mihnea to learn more about techniques so maybe we can practice more and then one day attempt the summit again with Mihnea. This is a great trip!

Gerald Roempp

5.00

February, 2019

I spent 3 very exciting days at Balea Lake having very good snow and weather conditions. Accomodation at Paltinu Hotel was good and evenings passed quickly meeting all different type of mountain people :-). Skitours started from Paltinu Hotel (2034m) up to different mountain saddles (ca. 2300m) on skis. Going further to summits was possible but quite challenging as we had to climb in 1m of fresh snow carrying skis on the backpack. Nevertheless we had a lot of fun and Mihnea guided in all situations safely.

Jeremy Toews

5.00

October, 2018

Mont Blanc is a beautiful climb, due to a tight schedule a 2 day was the only option for me and while we summited the mountain it felt like we lucked out with a clear weather window. My guide, Mihnea was great! He looked after all the details and offered guidance with my basic mountaineering skills. I would definitely go climbing with him again and would recommend him to anyone!

Jurgen Schnitker

5.00

September, 2018

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Freddy Quijano

5.00

August, 2018

Excellent

Mette Kallestad

4.00

August, 2018

I might recommend to extend the trip with a couple of more days to make sure the weather dont stop you from reaching the summit, and also to enjoy being in the mountains.

Vlad-Andrei Suciu

5.00

July, 2018

Safe and reliable guiding services. Would strongly recommend if you are fit and willing.

Jason Rae

5.00

July, 2018

Mihnea is an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable, great company and everything you would want in a guide. If I come back or do another route I will try to get him again for sure. Thank you.

Warren Symons

4.00

October, 2017

I think mont blanc and Chamonix is an amazing area to learn climbing skills and would recommend it. My guide was very skilled and took all safety precautions where necessary and had great days in the Alps. A couple of points I need to mention, It isn't made clear what accommodation is required and therefore was trying to book last minute which I found disrupting. The other thing is what your fee covers isn't made clear .I had to pay my guides lift fees which should be included in the fee, so be aware of what's covered before you register. Regards Warren Symons

Jeremy

5.00

September, 2017

Mont Blanc is beautiful climb, due to a tight schedule a 2 day was the only option for me and while we summited the mountain it felt like we lucked out with a clear weather window. My guide, Mihnea was great! He looked after all the details and offered guidance with my basic mointaineering skills. I would definitely go climbing with him again and would recommend him to anyone!




 

 

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