• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
    -
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

This very prestigious mountaineering and climbing program aims at ascending during 12 days 3 of the most notorious peaks of the Alps: Mont Blanc in France and Matterhorn and Eiger in Switzerland. I will guide and prepare you in order for us to reach together these 3 summits.

The first days will be dedicated on training and in preparing your body to face important efforts in altitude.

You’ll find below the 12-day program I usually propose. This one can be adapted based on the time you have, the place were you are based and the weather conditions of course !

Day 1 – Climbing in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix.
One day of rock climbing in the Crochue ridge. A beautiful spot offering exceptional views of Mont Blanc.
The night will be spent in Argentiere

Day 2 – The Midi Plan Traverse at Aiguille du Midi
The day will be spend at altitude, leaving from Aiguille du Midi towards Aiguille du Plan, a beautiful mixed traverse (rock, ice and snow) during which we will review the basics of mountaineerings (walking with crampons, handling the rope and the ice axe…).
The night will be spent at the Torino hut on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range.

Day 3 – The traverse of the Aiguille d’Entreves
For our 3rd day, we will enjoy some great rock climbing and stunning views from the Aiguille d’Entreves, one of the most beautiful spots of the Alps.
The night will be spent again at the Torino hut.

Day 4 – Climbing la Dent du Geant 4013m
The top offers a breathatking view on all the peaks of the Mont Blanc range.
The night will be spent in Argentiere.

Day 5 – Hike up to the Gouter Hut
The objective of this 5th day will be to reach the Gouter hut which is the place from where we will start the ascent of Mont Blanc. It’s a 5 hour long ascent over an easy rock path.
The night will be spent in the Gouter hut.

Day 6 – Climbing Mont Blanc
The objective of the 6th day will be to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and enjoy an incredible 360° panorama from the top.
We will have a good rest and spend the night in Argentiere.

Day 7 – Transfer to Zermatt and hike up to the Hornli hut
We will transfer from Argentiere to Zermatt and then hike up, after taking several cable cars, to the Hornli hut which is one of the main bases from where people climb Mont Matterhorn.
We will spend the night at the Hornli Hut.

Day 8 – Climbing Mount Matterhorn
The objective of the 8th day will be to reach the summit of Mount Matterhorn and enjoy an incredible 360° panorama from the top, on the Valais and some of the beautiful peaks surrounding us (Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso…)
We will spend the night in Zermatt.

Day 9 – A well deserved rest day
Rest day and transfer to Grindelwald for the last objective of the 12 days.
We will spend the night in Grindelwald.

Day 10 – Hiking up to Mittelligi refuge
Leaving from Grindelwald we will go up to the Mittelligi refuge, taking the train and hiking. The hut is located at 3160 meters high.
The night will be spend in the Mittelligi Hut.

Day 11 – Climbing Eiger
Leaving early from the hut, we will climb up to the summit of Eiger.

Day 12 – Reserve day for weather or to be used for an additional adventure

The program can be adapted based on the time you have and the peaks you would like to climb. Doing only one or two of the three is possible. Get in touch with me and let’s discuss about your plan. It will be my pleasure to prepare you and guide you up there!

Extra details

Cost exclusions

– Personal equipment

– Lift or train passes

– Hotel fees

– Lunches or drinks

– Travel to or from the course departure point.

Cost includes

– Guide fees

– Lodging on a half board basis when in huts

– Group equipment

– Local transportation

Cost

5,495 € pp

Group size

– One client per guide.

– If you are more than one, I will organize an other IFMGA guide to join us.

Climbing grade

– Level PD (peu difficile) to AD (assez difficile)

– This climbing tour is for climbers with previous experience on snow and rock

Mountaineering level required

You need to have an excellent base fitness. You need to have previous mountaineering experience.

Local airport

Geneva Intl Airport, Switzerland – GVA

Trip meeting point

Chamonix, France

Lenght

12 days, 11 nights

Dates

This climbing trip is available on a custom basis. The best period is from July till September. Let me know the dates that suit you the best and we will try to arrange the trip together.

Spots of interest

Climbing Eiger above Grindelwald

The Eiger – Grindelwald, Switzerland 3,970m

Climbing Matterhorn

The Matterhorn – Zermatt, Switzerland 4,487m

Climbing Mont Blanc from the Gouter hut

Mont Blanc – Chamonix, France 4,810m

Climbing down to the Gouter Hut

The Gouter hut or Refuge du Gouter is situated at 3835 metres. It is one of the most popular starting points for climbing Mont Blanc.

Price per person

1 Person5495EUR