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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • 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.

 

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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1200 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy

Accommodation

Cosmiques Hut

More info

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-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)

ski goggles

mountaineering/glacier sunglasses

shoeller climbing pants

down jacket (optional)

waterproof overtrousers (Gore-Tex®, Paclite®, Conduit, K-Way®)

thermal leggings or tights

breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x

 

About the Guide

 
 

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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What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

 

Edy was a fantastic guide, the entire trip was well organised, and we had a fantastic time. Thank you!
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Anthony Legh
I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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Alexey Semakov
We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we\'ve experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia
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Andre Silveira
Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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Roy Schindler
 

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