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Climbing Mont Blanc in 2 days from the Italian side

Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team on this 2-day trip up to Mont Blanc summit. A program suitable for experienced mountaineers.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Today I’d like to invite you to conquer the Mont Blanc via its Italian side. It is a demanding but legendary route since it was walked by the first climbers in reaching the summit.

The normal Italian ascent itinerary is also known as La route des Aiguilles Grises. I strongly think it is one of the most challenging ways to get to the Mont Blanc, the main star in Europe.

I have planned this program only for people with some mountaineering background, such as using a rope, ice axe and walk in crampons. In addition, you will need to be very fit. Take into account that climbing Mont Blanc from the Italian side is the hardest ascent option and you need to be properly acclimatised. Along the way we must face an altitude change of 1800 meters as well as sharp ridges and glacier terrains.

The normal Italian route also leads us across uncrowded trails because it is a seldom-attempted itinerary. The southern side of Mont Blanc is the wildest and most demanding route to reach the top of the mountain. However, the reward is not comparable with anything on earth.

The best months to enjoy this expedition is from June to September. In fact, this route has usually been accessible only in the first part of the summer when there is still enough snow coverage in the lower sections. I will take only 2 people with me in order to provide you a personalized and safe experience.

At the bottom of this description you can find a sample itinerary of the trip. Please keep in mind that the program can suffer modifications according to the snow and weather conditions.

Please note that Mont Blanc is not suitable for beginners. Previous acclimatization is required.

So, if you want to join me in this 2-day adventure, do not hesitate and get in touch with me. Let’s conquer the Mont Blanc through the Italian side, its most demanding and incredible route!

Accommodation

Gonella Hut

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- Rules concerning the reservation and booking of huts are defined by the huts and can differ from one to other. Peakshunter Mountain Guides can support clients with information and mailing lists but WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENTS OR BOOKING CONFIRMATIONS. Neither are we responsible for the introduction of new rules concerning limitations or special permissions to be obtained before the trip. Peakshunter Mountain Guides will provide the information on the booking modality and will not be responsable for hut rules and general laws concerning the access to Mont Blanc area and glacier. - Mont Blanc ascents cannot be managed as a last minute booking. Reservations must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the trip.- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days. - Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Meeting point

Courmayeur (Veny Valley)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Courmayeur - Gonella Hut

We’ll start at the bottom of the Veny Valley where we’ll walk on a paved road until Combal Lake. From there we’ll climb the steep moraine towards the Miage basin. We’ll walk for about 2:30 hours on the glacier’s moraine. During the final stretch, we must face snow and ice terrain. The last part of the ascent will take us to the Gonella Hut (3,050 m), where we’ll have dinner and sleep.

Drop: 1,400 m
Ascent time: 4-5 hours

Day 2: Summit Day

We’ll leave the hut by 1 am in order to attack the glacier. The extremely wild landscape stretches until the plateau under the Col de Bionassay, which we’ll traverse towards the Col des Aiguille Grises. From there, we’ll ascend the sharp and spectacular ridge with narrow stretches giving way to the wide slopes that take us to the summit of the Piton des Italiens. Without further difficulties we’ll reach the peak of the Dôme du Goûter, where our route joins the French Goûter route. From here we’ll pass by the Vallot Hut (4,362 m) and finally, along the amazing Arête des Bosses, we’ll reach the summit of Mont Blanc.
We’ll return down by the same route although it is often convenient to head to Goûter Hut and then to Les Houches, where you can catch the shuttle back to Courmayeur.

Drop: 1,800 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-15 hours


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 1392 each

Group of 2

EUR 1392 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). 20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.


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