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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

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.

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 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!

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

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy

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Equipment you will need to bring

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1238 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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


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