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7-day traverse of the classic arêtes of the Mont Blanc massif

Mont Blanc massif
Mont Blanc massif
Mont Blanc massif

Join Jon, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 7-day traverse of the classic aretes of Mont Blanc massif. And enjoy the Alps from a new perspective!

Private

Alps

7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Reach Mont Blanc through the traverse of the classic arêtes.
  • Spend the nights in some of the best huts in the Alps.

Description

This 7-day traverse of the classic arêtes of the Mont Blanc massif will take you across the Alps' alpine mecca. You'll enjoy a bird's eye view of these stunning valleys!

Chamonix is, without a doubt, the best starting point to enter the alpine world in Europe. And, with this program, I'll take you to the incredible ridges that rise over the valleys. So you'll have the best possible views of this paradise!

During this 7-day adventure we'll go over three of the most famous ridges in the world: Arête des Cosmiques, Arête Midi-Plan and Arête de Rochefort. Sometimes the hike will be over rocks and other times over snow.

Moreover, we'll be sleeping in some of the Alps' best mountain huts, both on the French and the Italian sides of the border. Up here, your connection with nature will be unique.

Safety is always my top priority so I've decided to do this program with small groups of 1 or 2 people. This way, I can follow all your movements and also tell you about this wonderful place in a more relaxed atmosphere.

So please let me know if you’re interested in this 7-day traverse of the classic arêtes of the Mont Blanc massif. And please specify all your requests so I can make the proper arrangements!

And if you'd like to check out some of my other programs, please take a look at my 7-day Monte Rosa mountaineering summer program or my 8-day Mont Blanc trekking tour.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1950 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1050 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).


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival to Chamonix.

Day 2: Arête des Cosmiques

Aiguille du Midi cable car. Hike down to Cosmiques mountain hut. Hike up the Arête des Cosmiques.

Day 3: Arête Midi-Plan

Early hike to Aiguille du Midi. We’ll hike the Arête Midi-Plan.

Day 4: Aiguille du Rochefort

Hike to Aiguille du Rochefort. If you are in good shape we can also climb to Dent du Geant.

Day 5: Aiguille du Rochefort second day

Hike to Dent du Geant pass. We’ll hike through a sharp ridge to Aiguille du Rochefort.

Day 6: Tour Ronde through arête SE

Early hike through the arête SE to the Tour Ronde. Hike back to Chamonix.

Day 7: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather conditions, exhaustion or any inconvenience.

 

Details

More info

Personal equipment recommended: - Ice axe and crampons. - Harness and helmet. – 40L backpack. – Thermal underwear. – warm jacket. – GoreTex jacket and pants. – Hood, gloves (2 pairs) and goggles. – Snacks (on the mountain huts we'll only have breakfast and dinner). – Warm sack if desired (on the mountain huts there will be blankets). – Sunscreen and lip balm. – Basic toilet kit. – Personal first aid kit. – Thermos. – Cash (many mountain hut don't take credit cards). – Mountain federate card.

Meeting point

Pyrenees or Chamonix.

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.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Val d'Aran


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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5.00

Sept 6, 2022

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5.00

Aug 23, 2022

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5.00

Aug 17, 2022

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4.00

July 16th, 2022

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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5.00

July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison

4.00

May 8, 2022

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Mark Stone

5.00

April 14, 2022

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James Dempster

5.00

March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez

5.00

March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez

5.00

Feb 2, 2022

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