1-Week Mont Blanc and Matterhorn Climb

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

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.

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.

 

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2 Each

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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


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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