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7-day Mont Blanc summit with acclimatization in Chamonix: Aiguille du Midi, Mer de Glace 

7-day Mont Blanc summit with acclimatization in Chamonix: Aiguille du Midi, Mer de Glace  | undefined

Conquer the premier peak of western Europe and ascend Mont Blanc on a 7-day summit with acclimatization in Chamonix with IFMGA-qualified mountain guide Milan.

Private

Alps

7 Days

Jun - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb to the summit of the most iconic peak in the Alps.

* Capture the breathtaking scenery as you ascend among the mountains.

* Benefit from having a mountain guide assisting and coaching you on Mont Blanc.

Description

Reach the heights of Europe during a weeklong ascent on Mont Blanc, the iconic peak and king of the Alps.

We’ll base ourselves in the world-class commune of Chamonix, which rests to the north of Mont Blanc and other surrounding summits.

Chamonix hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924, and is home to one of the oldest ski resorts in the country.

From there we’ll spring into the mountains and spend a few days acclimatizing. We’ll head to the glacier below Aig du Midi (3,842 meters) to develop your climbing technique.

And you’ll practise proper crampons and ice axe technique on the massif of Mont Blanc du Tacul.

Prepare for the rest of the week with vertical ice climbing with the use of ice anchors.

And we’ll head to the valley glacier of Mer de Glace, literally meaning Sea of Ice, to practise emergency and rescue processes.

One week is the perfect preparation time to acclimatize, plan and conquer Mont Blanc. And this program has been developed and refined over years of implementation, ensuring a safe and quality climb.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on this 7-day summit of Mont Blanc from the commune of Chamonix.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

Price details

There is the option to buy the premium package for EUR 2,100, which includes equipment rental, an 8-week training plan, coaching via skype classes, and a ratio of 1:4.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chamonix

Individual arrival and check-in, followed by a welcome and introduction to the program. Night in Chamonix.

Day 2: Aiguille du Midi

Day of acclimatisation. We will spend a day on the glacier below Aig du Midi. This is one of your most important days of the course in terms of skill development, as it is essential to have good footwork on Mont Blanc. Day to learn and practice using crampons and ice axes. Night in the Cosmiques hut.

Day 3: Aiguille du Midi

Day of acclimatization and practice using crampons and ice axes on the slopes of Mont Blanc du Tacul. Maybe we’ll even climb to the summit of Aig du Midi along the Cosmiques Arête. You’ll also climb vertical ice, make ice anchors, and learn glacier travel skills. Night in Chamonix.

Day 4: Mer de Glace glacier

Practice using crampons and ice axes on the Mer de Glace glacier (2,000m). Afternoon session on a crevasse to go through rescue and emergency systems. Return to Chamonix to prepare for Mont Blanc. Night in Chamonix.

Day 5: Gouter or Tête Rousse hut

Climb to one of the high huts, the Gouter or Tête Rousse, for the night. Our choice of route on Mont Blanc depends on the weather conditions. Night in a hut on Mont Blanc.

Day 6: Summit Mont Blanc

It’s usual to reach the summit just after sunrise to take advantage of the best snow conditions, and to minimise the risks of stonefall or late afternoon storms. We’ll be back in the valley in the afternoon to celebrate. Night in Chamonix.

Day 7: Departure

Depart for home after breakfast.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Trekking boots that can take crampons, gaiters, all weather trousers and jacket, warm clothing, thermals, hiking socks, cap, gloves, sun cream, lip balm, flask, headlamp, pocket knife, sleeping bag.


About the guide

Guide profile image

Milan

Mountain Guide

The first time I experienced being in the mountains, I felt like I was floating between reality and dreams.

Endless snow slopes, steep rock faces... I’m passionate about them and I still find them mysterious and enigmatic, always exciting, never the same.

I’ve been on eight expeditions to South America and reached the top of more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters. I also climbed Aconcagua’s south face three times.

Besides, I went on several expeditions to the Himalayas, including Mt Everest.

Some places will always feel like home to me, like the mountains of Huaraz, Kathmandu, Chamonix and the ones in my own country, Slovenia.

If I am not there to guide you then my trusted friend guides, Franc and Danilo, can take care of you! I will let you know in any case.

Languages

Slovenian | English


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Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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