Mont Blanc ascent via Gouter route with acclimatization

A 5-day program with acclimatization and a summit attack to Mont Blanc via Aiguille du Goûter. Follow Indio, IFMGA certified guide, on this physically challenging goal.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    With 4810 meters, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and one of the most coveted peaks by local and foreign mountaineers. It’s my pleasure to invite you to join me on this 5-day program, which includes some acclimatization activities before going for the final prize: the Mont Blanc summit.

    Although you won’t need to be an expert, a very good fitness level and some mountaineering experience, such as walking in crampons and using an ice axe, are a must.

    As for the itinerary, we will start with the acclimatization process that consists of three days of different traverses and climbs to get physically and mentally ready for the ascent of Mont Blanc.

    Among the warm-up options, I can offer some activities in Aiguilles Crochues (2840m) and Petite Aiguille Verte (3512m). Another option is to spend a night at the Cosmiques refuge (3613m) and visit Pointes Lachenal, Aiguilles d’Entrèves or go through Vallée Blanche and Arête de Cosmiques.

    The last 2 days of the expedition will be focused on the ascent via Aiguille du Goûter or commonly known as the ‘Gouter Route’. The starting point will be Nid d’Aigle (2372m). We will get there by the Bellevue cable car and the Mont Blanc train.

    Then, we will continue to the Tête Rousse refuge (3167m), from where a more demanding climb begins. After going through the l’Aiguille du Goûter we will reach the Gouter Hut where we’ll spend the night.

    On day 5 we will start early in the morning passing by the Dôme de Goûter (4275m), the Vallot Hut (4362m) and L’arête de Bosses to finally reach Mont Blanc’s top roof. We will get there with the first rays of sun so we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the view until it’s time to descend.

    Send your request now and book this trip. I’ll be happy to safely guide you in Mont Blanc!

    If you want to do the acclimatization on your own, you can join me on this 2-day ascent and directly climb Mont Blanc, also via the Gouter Route.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2100 EUR

    Group of 2
    1200 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price does not include: accommodation cost of the guide and clients; meals of the guide and clients; entrance fees for the guide and clients; lifts; footwear and mountain clothing; personal technical equipment; accident and rescue insurance (see more in the Extra Information box)
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

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    Some reference costs: train € 35 per person, half-board accommodation in Gouter Hut +/- € 100 per person and +/- € 70 for the guide.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

    I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new froutes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains.

    One of my biggest achievments was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. Including this ascent, I have climbed Cerro Torre three times and Fitz Roy four times.

    I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province.

    I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

    Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering.Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Indio Treu

     

    Indio was a fun and skillful guide! My friend and I did multi and single pitch with him and felt very safe. We felt like we were climbing with a friend and learned along the way! We will be back, maybe next time mountaineering with Indio!
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    Ariel Nathanson
    Indio was an amazing guide! I am safe and sound on the ground now :) He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and weather patterns; he changed plans, urged me to move faster accordingly. He answered all my questions and was really patient with my slowness. As for the climb, it\'s a great intro to Alpine world. I\'m primarily a rock climber, so the ice/snow part was all new. The ice/snow part was strenuous, but doable as a completely newbie, and basically you can be pulled up or lowered if you\'re struggling. Approach was long, rocky, and windy. What a great experience. Highly recommend Indio and the climb!
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    Elaine Mau
    Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over \"systems\" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can\'t say enough good things about Indio!
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    Brian Banta
    Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I\'d recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
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