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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

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/.

Accommodation

Mountain huts and hotel or B&B

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

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Itinerary

Day 1: Quintino Sella hut (Monte Rosa)

Leaving from the Gressoney Valley, chair lift to the Bettaforca Pass. Then 3 hours of trekking to reach the mountain hut. Elevation gain: + 860m.

Day 2: Gnifetti Hut

Leaving from Quintino Sella hut, we will trek to the Gnifetti hut passing very close to the Lyskamm (4272 m), the emblematic summit of the Monte Rosa Massif. Total walking time: 5 hours. Elevation gain: + 690m / – 640m.

Day 3: Regina Margherita hut

Leaving from the highest hut of Europe through an exotic glacier scenery. Descent to the transportation with the assistance of lifts. Accommodation in a hotel or B&B. Total walking time: 10 hours. Elevation gain: + 1000m/ – 132 m.

Day 4: Goûter hut

Going up from The Houches by a rack railway up to the Nid d’Aigle. An easy trail leads us to the Tête Rousse glacier, then we will make a short break on a hut with the same name. After that we’ll set about the spur of the Aiguille du Goûter to reach the Goûter mountain hut. Night at the refuge (3817 m). Hiking time for the day: 5 hours. Elevation gain: + 1020m.

Day 5: Mont Blanc Summit

Leaving from the hut at 4 am to the Dôme of the Goûter through easy snow slopes. Short descent to Dôme pass, walking across the glacier plateau and taking an increasingly pronounced climb to the Vallot mountain hut where we will make a short break. Then we will approach the Bosses ridge, steep and sharp. Here is when we’ll take the ridge towards the rocks of the Tournette and then the final sharp edge, with the reward at the end since finally the summit appears. At this stage it is almost about to happen! Upon reaching the top, a small photo session, an overview, an appetizer and the descent will start. Do not forget that when we get to the top, we will be halfway, concentration will still remain a necessity!

It will take us about 2,5 hours to reach the Goûter hut again. After a short break, we will set off for the descent of the Aiguille du Goûter to return to Nid d’Aigle and the valley. Total duration: 10 to 12 hours. Elevation gain: + 1000m and -2020m.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2330 each

Group of 2

EUR 1341 each

Group of 3

EUR 1341 each

Group of 4

EUR 1341 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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