Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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 here, 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 into Switzerland, Italy and France are unforgettable.
We will finish the trip with a descent down the same route or via the Goûter Hut.
So what are you waiting for? 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!
backpack 30 l
lanyard or daisychain
standard crampons with anti-balling plates
collapsible trekking poles
sleeping bag liner (mandatory in mountain huts)
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)
wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat
hiking socks (2 pairs)
wicking turtleneck (2nd layer)
waterproof shell jacket (Gore-Tex®, Paclite®, Conduit, etc.) (4th layer)
light backup gloves, 1 pair
heavy insulated gloves 1 pair
insulating garment made of Windstopper® or Primaloft® (3rd layer)
shoeller climbing pants
down jacket (optional)
waterproof overtrousers (Gore-Tex®, Paclite®, Conduit, K-Way®)
thermal leggings or tights
breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x
Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.
Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.
We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.
We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.
Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia
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