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Climb Mont Blanc via the Cosmiques Route, from Chamonix (2 days)

Join an IFMGA-certified mountain guide for a challenging but rewarding 2-day ascent of Mont Blanc via the Cosmiques Route. Enjoy amazing views as you pass over two other peaks on the massif and some excellent climbing as well.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the French Alps and Mont Blanc Massif.
  • Summit three of the massif's peaks as you go.
  • Spend the night in a traditional mountain refuge.

Description

While there are numerous routes to the summit of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak, there is something special about the Cosmiques Route.

Starting from the Cosmiques mountain hut at 3,616 metres in elevation, the route takes you over Mont Blanc du Tacul (4,100 metres) and Mont Maudit (4,400 metres) before reaching the 4,810-meter high summit of Mont Blanc.

We will begin the 2-day adventure in Courmayeur, where we will meet up and discuss the plan as well as rent the gear. From there, we will transfer to Chamonix and take the gondola to Aiguille du Midi, descending down a snow-covered crest and traversing a glacier to reach the mountain hut.

Getting an alpine start on the second day – about 2 am – we begin with a short downhill part before making the long ascent to the shoulder of Mont Blanc du Tacul.

After summiting this first peak, we will descend slightly, crossing a wide ice plateau, before making a steep ascent to the shoulder of Mont Maudit, which we should reach by dawn.

As the sun begins to rise over the horizon, we will descend once again toward the Colle Della Brenva, where we will take a short break before making the final ascent to Mont Blanc’s summit.

This last part is the hardest, so we will consume a high energy snack before setting off. These last 500 vertical metres are the toughest as the effects of the altitude begin to kick in. However, the rewards for getting to the top are well worth it. The panoramic views of Switzerland, Italy and France are unforgettable.

We will finish the trip with a descent down the same route or via the Goûter hut.

Keep in mind that this is a challenging climb that requires prior preparation and experience. A good fitness level and command of mountaineering technique.

Book now for this unforgettable mountaineering adventure to the summit of Mont Blanc!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 1-day guided ascent of Breithorn from the Italian side!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the extra fees for accommodation at refuge, lift tickets and all the guideÂŽs expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc), extra meals and beverages, transport to the meeting point (if required).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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EQUIPMENT: mountaineering boots backpack 30 l climbing helmet harness lanyard or daisychain ice-axe standard crampons with anti-balling plates collapsible trekking poles sleeping bag liner (mandatory in mountain huts) mineral salts water bottle (1 l min) or thermos energy bars or dried fruit/nuts sunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balm personal first aid kit headlamp (with new batteries plus spares as backup) vanity bag (toothbrush and toothpaste, paper tissues, wet wipes) camera CLOTHING: wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat buff hiking socks (2 pairs) sun hat wicking turtleneck (2nd layer) gaiters waterproof shell jacket (Gore-TexÂź, PacliteÂź, Conduit, etc.) (4th layer) light backup gloves, 1 pair heavy insulated gloves 1 pair insulating garment made of WindstopperÂź or PrimaloftÂź (3rd layer) ski goggles mountaineering/glacier sunglasses shoeller climbing pants down jacket (optional) waterproof overtrousers (Gore-TexÂź, PacliteÂź, Conduit, K-WayÂź) thermal leggings or tights breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
HĂŽtel de l'Arve Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hotel Le Jeu de Paume Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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HĂŽtel Mont Blanc Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide: -PeaksHunter

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-PeaksHunter

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Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!

Certificates

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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter

Cameron

5.00

Gabriele was a fantastic guide, knew the area well and found so much powder. Thanks so much

Martin

5.00

Hello Basically I am satisfied with the whole organization, because in the end everything worked as expected, whereby the guide had a big part in the success! Unfortunately, the information regarding equipment was unclear in advance and sometimes varied, which didn't make it any easier for a beginner like me. In general, the flow of information was rather slow, but towards the end it was sufficient and quick. In general, I would recommend that you revise the list of necessary equipment! Above all, it should be clear what the guest has to bring (with a distinction between "must" and "recommended"), what is provided by the organizer and what could be rented if necessary. Of course, this is not easy to accomplish, as the necessary equipment also depends on the conditions. Best wishes and continued success with the organization of ski trips! Martin

Alex

5.00

Great service. Above and beyond expectations. Abigail went the extra mile to make my trip happen, after hours and at very short notice. It would not have been possible without her. Highly recommended.

Chris

5.00

Silvia was fantastic in helping get everything set up, from recommending accommodations and buses to organizing the meet-up with my guide. Mateo was a great guide, found the perfect route for my experience and skill level. A truly amazing experience that I didn't think would be possible.

Ian

5.00

A very well organised trip by both parties, we will define use again for future trips 🙂

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