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

Description

The goal of this classic mountaineering and climbing program is to ascend three of the most notorious peaks in the Alps: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Eiger. Join me on this 12-day unforgettable tour, for climbers with previous snow and rock experience.

First, we will spend several days training to get your body ready to face the high altitude. On the first day, I will go over the basics of mountaineering, including: walking with crampons and handling the rope and the ice axe.

As preparation for the ascents, during the 4 first days we will go rock and ice climbing on these great areas:

  • Aiguilles Rouges (north of Chamonix)
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • Aiguille d’Entreves (one of the most beautiful spots in the Alps!)
  • Dent du Geant (4,013 m)

All along, we will have amazing views of the peaks along the Mont Blanc range as background.

On Day 5, we will reach the Gouter Hut (3,835 m). This is where we will prepare for the Mont Blanc (4,810 m) ascent on Day 6, the first summit day on the program.

Next, on Day 7 we will transfer to Zermatt and hike up to the Hornli hut. Next day, I will guide you towards our second summit: Mount Matterhorn (4,487 m).

After resting on Day 9, we will transfer to Grindelwad. Next day, we will take a train and hike up to the Mittelligi refuge. Finally, Day 11 will be our final summit day: we will ascend to the amazing Mount Eiger (3,970 m).

While the costs of lodging on a half board basis when in huts are included, hotel fees are not. This program requires one guide per guest. If needed, I will organize another IFMGA guide to join us.

Interested in Climbing Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Eiger in 12 days? Join me!

Itinerary

Day 1

Aiguilles Rouges

  • Rock climinbg day in the Crouche ridge
  • Overnight at Argentiere
Day 2

Midi Plan Traverse

  • Departure from Aiguille du Midi to Aiguille du Plan
  • Review of the basics of mountaineering
  • Overnight at the Torino hut (Italian side of the Mont Blanc range)
Day 3

Aiguille d'Entreves

  • Rock climbing in Aiguille d’Entreves
  • Overnight at the Torino hut
Day 4

Dent du Geant ascent

  • Ascent to the Dent du Geant (4,013 m)
  • Overnight at Argentiere
Day 5

Gouter Hut

  • Hike up to the Gouter Hut
  • Overnight at the Gouter Hut
  • Total walking time (ascent): 5 hours
Day 6

Mont Blanc ascent

  • Ascent to Mont Blanc (4,810 m)
  • Overnight at Argentiere
Day 7

Zermatt - Hornli hut

  • Transfer to Zermatt (cable cars)
  • Hike up to the Hornli hut
  • Overnight at the Hornli hut
Day 8

Mount Matterhorn ascent

  • Ascent to the Mount Matterhorn (4,478 m)
  • Overnight at Zermatt
Day 9

Rest day

  • Resting day
  • Transfer to Grindelwald
  • Overnight at Grindelwald
Day 10

Mittelligi refuge

  • Transfer to the Mitteligi refuge (3,160 m) – by train and hike
  • Overnight at the Mitteligi refugue
Day 11

Eiger ascent

  • Ascent to Eiger (3,970 m)
Day 12

Reserve day

  • Reserve day for weather or to be used for an additional adventure

Price per person

1 Person5495EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Skill level required

Advanced
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Fitness level required

Extremely Fit

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

Accommodation

Huts (included in price) and hotel (fees not included).