7-day mountaineering tour in Mont Blanc

Jon, an IFMGA certified guide, is eager to invite you to this 7-day program on Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the French Alps and Europe.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Climbing Mont Blanc is a turning point for sport enthusiasts since its highest peak rises up to 4848 m !

There are many routes to ascent this frosty colossus embedded in the French Alps. My plan is to take you on a 7-day tour to the summit of Mont Blanc through the normal route (Goüter route) from Chamonix Valley.

We will spend the first days of the week acclimatizing and getting used to the weather so that we are prepared once we face our tour. We will visit the Italian Alps and climb Gran Paradiso (4061 m).

For further details about this 7-day summer program, you can check out the complete itinerary below.

It’s important for you to be in good physical shape as well as having a good technical level.

I guarantee you will have a charming experience at Mont Blanc, the center of mountaineering in Europe! Send your request and book the program.

If you prefer a shorter trip, take a peek at the 6-day freeride ski tour on the same spot.

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Ready for a Mont Blanc ascent? Make sure you read our blog post with everything you need to know about climbing the most famous mountain in the Alps: https://www.explore-share.com/blog/mont-blanc-climb-facts/.

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Many mountain huts do not accept a card. Carry cash.
Keep in mind the expenses of half board accommodation in mountain huts, lifts and taxi for both you and the guide. About € 500.
The trip has a cost of about € 400 per vehicle (from Pyrenees).
The expenses do not include: drinks, meals, dinners in the village or attack food.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Chamonix

    We will meet in the afternoon in Chamonix (I will tell you the time and place later). Spend the night in Chamonix.

  • Day 2: Valle d'Aosta

    We will load the car and go to Italy, passing through the Mont Blanc tunnel. In the Valle d’Aosta in Arvier, we will take the road that takes us to the 1945 m car park from where the road to the Victory Emanuelle hut starts.

  • Day 3: Gran Paradiso

    Early in the morning, we will go to the top of Gran Paradiso, the highest peak of the Italian Alps. Then, we will continue northwards until reaching the lower glacier of the Gran Paradiso. Descent to the mountain hut and to the car. Return to Chamonix.

  • Day 4: Gouter

    We will spend a laid-back morning to end the preparations of the ascent and go to Les Houches. There we will take the cable car and the rack train that will take us up to Nid d’eagle. Here we’ll begin our ascent towards Tete Rouse hut, where we’ll sleep for a few hours.

  • Day 5: Mont Blanc

    We will leave for Mont Blanc at dawn by the Goutter route. We can stop at the mountain hut at 3800 meters to drink something hot and prepare for the last 1000 meters that separate us from the summit. In 4-5 hours we will have saved this difference and we will be able to enjoy the wide Mont Blanc summit. In less than three hours, we will be able to celebrate the summit at Goutter hut (3835 m).

  • Day 6: Nid d'Aigle

    We will descend to cross the couloir of Goütter, the famous bowling alley while it is still asleep, and more relaxed we will go down to the train station of Nid d’Aigle.

  • Day 7: Extra day

    Saved for possible setbacks.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Chamonix
Accommodation

Mountain huts.

More info

Required equipment:
- Ice ax and crampons
- Harness, two safety carabiners and helmet
- Backpack (about 40L)
- Front and replacement batteries
- Thermal underwear
- Second layer of coat (fleece or fiber jacket)
- A Goretex jacket and a pair of trousers or similar
- Cap, sun cap, gloves (two pairs) and glasses, also goggles
- Snacks
- Sack sheet
- Sun cream and lip balm
- Personal toilet
- Small personal kit
- Cash

Disclaimer
The program may be altered due to weather or mountain conditions.
 

About the Guide

 
 

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I’m a mountain guide and alpine ski instructor and trainer.

Since many years ago I enjoy transmitting the enthusiasm that I feel for the mountains, in any of the possible mountain disciplines: alpinism, ski, climbing…

I’ve always had a special interest for sports and teaching sports at all levels, from beginners to complex guiding in all kind of mountain terrain.

 
 

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