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Climbing Mont Blanc in 5 days

Climbing Mont Blanc in 5 days
Climbing Mont Blanc in 5 days
Climbing Mont Blanc in 5 days
Climbing Mont Blanc in 5 days

Five days to improve your skills and discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Come climb Mont Blanc (4810m) with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.

Alps

5 Days

Jun - Sep

High

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Description

Let me invite you to live 5 great days in Mont Blanc. As you may know, it is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Mont Blanc is the summit that every climber should reach at least once in life. It is an iconic symbol of the mountain above Chamonix, Saint Gervais and Courmayeur. In addition, its ascent allows mountaineers to try a unique alpine experience and enjoy the magical scenery of the Alps.

As for the itinerary, we can take the French routes (Goûter hut or Cosmiques) or the Italian one (Gonella Hut). But first we will dedicate 3 or 4 days to an acclimatization. It will also work as a technical preparation while enjoying a breathtaking landscape through glacier walks.

I generally recommend to do this ascent in 5 days in order to maximize our chances of reaching the summit. The few days before the ascent are designed for your body to get well acclimatized. Please note that Mont Blanc is not for beginners.

The best time to climb Mont Blanc is usually between the months of June and September.

At the bottom of this page you will find the program I usually offer. It’s only a sample itinerary. The chosen route will depend on weather and snow conditions as well as on your preferences and physical level.

So please contact me if you find this 5-day ascent in Mont Blanc interesting. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide.

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Ready for a Mont Blanc ascent? Make sure you read our blog post with everything you need to know about climbing the most famous mountain in the Alps: https://www.explore-share.com/blog/mont-blanc-climb-facts/.

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.

Extra expenses

- 2 accommodation nights in the hotel of your choice in Chamonix:

69 EUR per person for the acclimatization hut + about 50 EUR for the guide's.

115 EUR per person for Gouter Hut half board + 95 EUR for the guide.

- Cable car:65 EUR per person. That's for a return ticket. You will need 3 return tickets for the whole 5 days trip. + the guide's.

- Drinks at the huts

- Rental equipment


Itinerary

Day 1: Montée au Refuge Quintino Sella (Mont-Rose)

Au départ de la vallée de Gressoney, télésiège jusqu'au col de Bettaforca. Puis 3 heures de marche pour atteindre le refuge. Dénivelé positif : 860m.

Day 2: Traversée vers le Refuge Gnifetti

En partant du refuge Quintino Sella, nous irons au refuge Gnifetti en passant tout près du Lyskamm (4272 m), sommet emblématique du massif du Mont-Rose. Temps de marche total : 5 heures. Dénivelés : + 690m / - 640m.

Day 3: Refuge Regina Margherita

Départ du refuge le plus haut d'Europe à travers un paysage de glaciers. Descente avec l’aide des remontées mécaniques. Logement dans un hôtel ou un B&B. Temps de marche total : 10 heures. Dénivelés : + 1000m/ - 132 m.

Day 4: Montée au Refuge du Goûter

Montée depuis Les Houches en empruntant le train à crémaillère jusqu'au Nid d'Aigle. Un sentier facile nous mène au glacier de Tête Rousse, puis nous ferons une courte pause dans le refuge du même nom. Ensuite, nous emprunterons l'éperon de l'Aiguille du Goûter pour rejoindre le refuge du Goûter. Nuit au refuge (3817 m). Temps de marche : 5 heures. Dénivelé positif : 1020m.

Day 5: Ascension du Mont-Blanc et retour

Départ du refuge à 4h du matin vers le Dôme du Goûter. Courte descente jusqu'au col du Dôme, traversée du plateau glaciaire et montée de plus en plus prononcée jusqu'au refuge Vallot où nous ferons une courte pause. Ensuite, nous nous approcherons de l'arête des Bosses. C'est à ce moment que nous prendrons la crête vers les rochers de la Tournette et ensuite l'arête finale, avec la récompense au bout puisque finalement le sommet apparaîtra. En arrivant au sommet, une petite séance photo, une vue d'ensemble et on entamera la descente. N'oubliez pas que lorsque nous arriverons au sommet, nous serons à mi-chemin, une grande concentration sera toujours indispensable ! Il nous faudra environ 2,5 heures pour rejoindre le refuge du Goûter.

Après une courte pause, nous nous lancerons dans la descente vers l'Aiguille du Goûter pour revenir au Nid d'Aigle et ensuite, dans la vallée. Durée totale : 10 à 12 heures. Dénivelés : + 1000m et -2020m.

 

Details

More info

  • 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.

Meeting point

The meeting point is usually close to the ticket office lift in Staffal, (Gressoney, Aosta) at 14.00

FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb Mont Blanc?

Climbing Mont Blanc is a challenging and demanding activity that requires a high level of physical fitness, experience, and technical skills. It is not for recommended beginners or those who are not in good physical condition.

What is the best time of the year to climb Mont Blanc?

The best time to climb Mont Blanc is between the months of June and September when the weather is generally more favorable. However, the weather can change quickly in the Alps, so it is important to be prepared for all conditions.

What is the itinerary for this 5-day climbing program in Mont Blanc?

Days 1-3: Acclimatization and technical preparation, including glacier walks and mountaineering skills training.

Day 4: Ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc.

Day 5: Descent from the summit.

What's included in the price?

The guiding fee is included in the price

What is NOT included in the price?

Please note that the following expenses are not included in the price of the 5-day climbing experience:

  • Guide's expenses.
  • Equipment rental. The cost of renting equipment, including an ice axe, harness, crampons, and helmet, is 20 Euros per person.

Additional expenses:

  • Accommodation. You will need to cover the cost of accommodation for two nights in Chamonix. The price of accommodation will vary depending on the hotel you choose.
  • Cable car. You will need to purchase three round-trip cable car tickets for the entire 5-day trip. The cost of a round-trip ticket is 65 Euros per person, plus an additional ticket for the guide.
  • Drinks at the huts

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
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Hotel Christiania
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Au Coeur du Village
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About the guide

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-PeaksHunter

4.60

(289)

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!

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What people are saying about this trip

Emily

5.00

Climbing in the Mont Blanc atea with Elis, first time climbing, had an amazing time, with a good learning curve through the peaks, very professional help from Elis, would highly recommend

Ashley

5.00

I met Elis and Silvia at Rifugio Teodulo, during one of their wonderful team trips, and I understood at a glance that they are really extraordinary people to hang around with. Their love and respect for nature and mountains fulfilled my heart.

Jiakun

5.00

We had a mountaineering trip with Jacopo on the Monte Rosa Massif. It was a great! Our guide is very knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him. He is also quite responsible and trustable, he made everything well-organized and plan the trip according to the weather condition. We will definitely rate this a 5-star trip with Peakshunter mountain guides.

Patrick

4.00

The trip included a climb on Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc by Italian guides. Prior to the trip, I had asked twice if my trip could be rescheduled to the following year because we had heard of safety concerns on Mont Blanc and my main climbing partner was not able to come so my wife was filling in (and she did not have experience climbing big mountains). I did not get a reply on those questions, so rather than lose the money entirely, we decided me must try. Long story short, she got altitude sickness on Gran Paradiso so Month Blanc was definitely out. PeaksHunter staff informed me that not only could I not get a refund (which is understandable), I could not reschedule the Mont Blanc portion to the following season (a question I had earlier asked and not been answered). If you are looking to climb Mont Blanc, I would highly suggest looking at French only guides, as there are a LOT of hidden fees with PeaksHunter and their policies are not at all customer friendly. To be fair, I should note that PeaksHunter showed excellent hospitality with scheduling rooms and alternate plans for us, but in the end, I paid for a climb on Mont Blanc, and even though PeaksHunter wanted to reschedule my climb by moving a couple of days for weather reasons, they refused to work with me on moving to the next season which I think is completely unreasonable. Last, I would like to say that our guide, Paolo was AMAZING in how he looked after my wife and got her safely off the mountain when she suffered from altitude sickness. I hope the company gave him some of the money they kept from refusing to reschedule my Mont Blanc portion of the climb.

Jesper

1.00

Had a fine trip to Grand Paradiso with guide Elis from Peaks Hunters. The speed were quite high but good to be tested before mont blanc. Elis and us self evaluated that the succesrate to summit MB would be low so eighter an alternative climb or convert the trip for next year at French side. I understood we could convert the tour and get an voucher to be used next year. Contacted Silvia as well day after to comfirm that if we could get a voucer we then would like to cancel. Silvia agreed to send voucer day after. Now to day they unfortunately reply to the cancellation policy (no refund ). A very disappointing turn around, in that case we would ofcause have taken an alternative tour now when we had vacation. Br Jesper Pedersen


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