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Domes de Miage, Mont Blanc, 3 Day Guided Ascent

Climb on the wild side of Mont Blanc on this 3 day mountaineering expedition to the top of the Domes de Miage with a certified guide.

Group

Alps

3 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Climb on the wild side of the Mont Blanc Massif.
  • Reach the top of the beautiful Domes de Miage.
  • Gaze out at the gorgeous Chamonix valley and marvel at the French Alps.

Description

Mont Blanc (4,810m) is a truly majestic mountain. World-famous, it is one of those peaks climbers from around the world dream of scaling. However, it is definitely not for beginners. So what is a person with not enough climbing experience to do if they still want to feel the glory of climbing Mont Blanc? The answer is simple: join one of our certified guides on this wonderful 3-day adventure, where you will get to climb the beautiful Domes de Miage on the Mont Blanc massif’s southern slope.

The only experience you require on this climb is to have used crampons before. Other than that, it is ideal for people who are anxious to try high-altitude climbing. However, it is important that participants are in good physical condition, as we will be climbing from 6 to 9 hours each day. During the ascent of the Domes de Miage, I will also be constantly offering tips and advice on proper climbing techniques.

The Domes de Miage is situated in a wild part of the Mont Blanc massif. It is quite remote, but very beautiful and still remains very close to the Chamonix valley. And as a result of its location, you will get to enjoy some amazing views of the Alps.

This program does not present any specific difficulty, although slightly more challenging than the Gran Paradiso and the 3-day Monte Rosa tour, it is adequate for eager beginners. However, you are advised to have some experience walking with crampons and to be used to walking off-trail in the mountains carrying your backpack with some gear in it. You should be able to cope with walking at altitudes above 3000 minimum.

You should be used to outdoor sports and do endurance sports on a regular basis (cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming). If this is not the case, you should run at least 3 times a week (10 km/hr) two to three months before this alpine course. Expect to be on the go for 6 to 8 hours per day with approx 900 to 1300 m ascent/descent.

Do you want to start your high-altitude climbing career on one of the world’s most renowned massifs? Then send get in touch with us and we will arrange to guide you to the top of the Domes de Miage.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 795 Each

Group of 2

EUR 795 Each

Group of 3

EUR 795 Each

Group of 4

EUR 795 Each

Group of 5

EUR 795 Each

Group of 6

EUR 795 Each

Group of 7

EUR 795 Each

Group of 8

EUR 795 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

Price per person for a group of 3 to 6 clients.


Itinerary

Day 1: Notre Dame de la Gorge (1,210m) - Refuge (2,602m)

On the first day of the trip we will meet at the Les Houches, do an equipment check and take a transport to the Notre Dame de la Gorge. Afterwards, we will make our way to the refuge, where we will spend the night. We will be trekking for approximately 6 hours, and the elevation of the day will be approximately 1,400 meters.

Day 2: Refuge - Domes de Miages (3,673m) - Refuge

Today, we will leave the refuge and trek to a glacier at 3,000 meters. Afterwards, turn toward the Col des Domes (3,564m) and continue up to the top of the Domes de Miages before we head back down to a refuge (2,602m), where we will spend the night. We will be trekking for approximately 6-7 hours and will ascend and descent approximately 1,070 meters.

Day 3: Refuge - Aiguille de Berangere (3,425m) - Back to Chamonix valley

On the finally day of the trip, we will leave the refuge and ascend the Aiguille de Berangere before descending back down to the refuge, and then back down to the Chamonix valley. We will be trekking for approximately 8 to 9 hours. We will be ascending approximately 800 meters and descending approximately 2,200 meters.

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights in a mountain refuge.

More info

Please note this itinerary is an example of a mountaineering course to the Dômes de Miage and should only be used as a guide. The guide may adjust certain itineraries according to weather conditions and participants' abilities. We kindly ask you to respect such decision. We may also change accommodation, maintaining identical standards, according to logistics and availabilities.

In case practices defined by the local guide authorities change (ex: the reasonable number of participants per guide, for safety reasons) we respect such recommendations and rules. We may therefore adjust our rates.

Meeting point

Rocky Pop Hotel - Les Houches Beginning of the trip - Meeting point: 9:00 am End of the trip - dispersal: in the afternoon Saint Gervais - le Fayet - Station Beginning of the trip - Meeting point: 9:15 End of the trip - dispersal: in the afternoon Station Briançon Beginning of the trip - Meeting: 6 am End of the trip - dispersion: late afternoon Oulx-Cesana (IT) - TGV station Beginning of the trip - appointment: 6:45 End of the trip - dispersal: late afternoon

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Participants should bring the following items with them: waterproof jacket, gloves, mountaineering pants, light bonnet or buff, glacier glasses, technical underwear, long sleeve and short sleeve, hiking socks, cramponable mountaineering shoes, gaiters, a cloth sleeping bag, water bottle, headlamp with spare battery, backpack 30-40L, personal toiletries and medications and knife. Helmet, ice axe, harness, crampons and boots can be rented for 150€.


About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

| Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Cassis, Chamonix, Grindelwald, Courmayeur, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Brussels


What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides Team

Ying Sirina

5.00

October, 2022

I booked a private shinrin yoku session with Explore-Share, but unfortunately their guide was injured and couldn't do it. Gauthier had been very helpful, quick to communicate and agreed to work with another guide he'd never met. All went well. My first forest bath guided by Magda was powerful and I appreciated the experience so much. She was calm, reassuring, and led all the invitations smoothly and sensitively. An eye-opening experience that will be fondly remembered.

Hamish Bruce

5.00

October, 2022

The lift to the via ferrata des Evettes was closed so we did the via ferrata de curalla in Passy. Was a great day!

Nikita Kazantsev

5.00

September, 2022

Our guide, Claire, was very friendly, knowing and responsive and helped us to dive into an outdoor bouldring for the first time - exactly what we were looking for

Richard Williams

4.00

September, 2022

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Vincent Coquette

5.00

September, 2022

Annulé pour la météo

Andrea Klein

5.00

September, 2022

Thanks again for helping personally to arrange my booking. I had such a fantastic time in Fontainebleau. The trip was everything I could have hoped for. Léo was a fabulous guide, entirely gracious, supportive, and professional. He did an amazing job showcasing a variety of sites and experiences over the course of the trip, so every day there was something different and new. I leave with many great memories, and I am already looking forward to the next opportunity to climb outdoors.

Anne Cyron

5.00

September, 2022

We had a fantastic time with our guide and the horses at the stables in Les Houches. Everything was perfectly organised - thank you - we ill be back.

Ellen Patridge

5.00

September, 2022

We are so happy we got the chance to have a guided session at Fontainebleau with the E-S Guide team. They were super helpful and responsive, getting me and my climbing partner set up with a trip with <48 hours turnaround from first contact. We worked with Jèrèmie, who was top notch - he knew the area really well and was able to guide both of us to top multiple routes. He met us where we were at with our climbing ability, and was extremely creative at suggesting alternative beta and helping us through problems. THANK YOU!

Marco de Jong

4.00

August, 2022

We have had a great time - Impressive, challaging and safe. Compliments to Daniël out Guide.

DIEGO FERRAL-TORO

5.00

August, 2022

Très chouette expérience avec Christophe qui était d'une patience et gentillesse incomparable. L'équipe d'explore-share à été très réactive. Merci !

Barbara Raap

5.00

August, 2022

I ordered private rock climbing lessons in Wallonia Belgium. It was above my expectations. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. The instructor Yann was very responsible, knowledgeable and had big climbing experience. I was very happy to learn from him! Great company!

Jeffrey S Posey

5.00

August, 2022

We were unable to climb the Arete des Cosmiques due to rock fall and crevasse issues, but we were able to re-route to the Aiguillie du Marbrees and it turned out to be the best choice given the situation. Had a great experience and Catalin Dobre was excellent in guiding me to a wonderful adventure

Yaron Roth

5.00

August, 2022

Everything was perfect. Thank you very much

James Roberts

5.00

August, 2022

Had a super time! :)

Alex Manson

5.00

August, 2022

Claire the guide was great and could adapt to the various levels of climbing in the group, while showing us the Fontainebleau playground.. Service experience was flawless with direct contact enabling to identify a guide at very short notice. Thanks for everything!

Maya Biegun

5.00

August, 2022

Communication with our guide, Claire, was super easy (via WhatsApp). We met her at the arranged meeting place and she showed us a great range of appropriate climbing spots. Her recommendations were exactly as we had requested (beginner and intermediate). Claire was informative, encouraging and patient, and her manner/teaching style really made for an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.‘I couldn’t recommend the service, or Claire, highly enough.

Essa Tawfeeq

5.00

August, 2022

One of the best trip i ever had, thank you so much specially Daniel the guide 🙏🏻🌷🌷

Oscar Breugelmans

5.00

August, 2022

E-S Adventure did an excellent job matching our last minute booking with a climbing experience at Grands-Malades rocks near Namur.

Lynn Ghijselings

5.00

August, 2022

The rock climbing guides were super friendly and helpfull. Only the communication with Explore-share could have been a bit more transparent, but the problem was quickly solved. Pricy, but highly recommended.

Manuela Verhaegen

5.00

August, 2022

Ce 6 août, nous avons fait une merveilleuse balade découverte en Forêt Saint-Hubert, accompagnés par Olivier, notre guide tout terrain ! Nous sommes une famille composée de 8 adultes et 9 petits-enfants pas mal remuants. Nous avons également deux chiens. Grâce à Olivier, notre petite-fille PMR a bénéficié pour toute la balade d'une joëlette, bien pratique. Nos petits-enfants étaient tellement heureux de se retrouver qu'ils en ont oublié les consignes de discrétion... Pour l'observation du grand gibier, il faudra attendre qu'ils grandissent un peu. Merci à Olivier pour sa gentillesse et sa disponibilité. Bravo à Explore-Share pour la qualité de ses contacts.

Edgar van den Berg

5.00

August, 2022

We had a great time!

Siyan Wang

5.00

July, 2022

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Augustus Lidaka

5.00

July, 2022

Léo was a great guide - when the weather forecast was quite poor for our original date, he was very accommodating and flexible, meeting us a day early despite some logistical challenges on our end. Then he was a great guide, showing us around a variety of good boulder problems and helping us understand the local style/ethics.

Alister Mew

5.00

July, 2022

The entire experience with Explore-share was great. They helped us book in a trip that was appropriate for our needs. The climbing company they organised for us was called Vertical Dreams and they organised a fantastic day of climbing for us. Highly recommended. Thanks, Alister

Kara Saddoris

5.00

June, 2022

We had an amazing experience at Fontainebleau. Our guide Jeremie was excellent and our kids cannot stop talking about the day and have asked to go back every day since our climbing adventure. Thank you to the explore share team for ensuring we had the perfect trip.

Eric Yu

5.00

June, 2022

Ivan was a fun and great guide in Fontainebleau !

Magali Ronsmans

5.00

June, 2022

Christophe a fait preuve d'une belle patience, de beaucoup de psychologie et d'une excellente capacité d'adaptation, c'était top ! Merci !

Robert Smith

5.00

April, 2022

Great day with Boris and easy to book.

Caroline P.

5.00

June, 2021

Nous avons été réaliser de l'escalade de falaise près de Namur et nous avons passé un super moment. Un réel point d'attention sur la sécurité tout en gardant une ambiance fun et détendue nous a permis de profiter pleinement d'une super activité en extérieur et dans un cadre magnifique. L'équipe est très professionnelle. Je recommande avec plaisir cette activité !

Dina Sinigallia

5.00

June, 2021

Great experience from beginning to end! Communication for the booking went smoothly and both Gauthier and Christophe were responsive and attentive to our wishes. We (a group of 5) ended up doing the Via Ferrata in “les grands malades” in Namur with Christophe. It was an amazing experience! Christophe was very professional and reassuring. He always had an eye out for everyone and guided us through the entire adventure safely and with a lot of fun. We were all ready to sign up for the next one as we safely hit the ground. Thanks for everything! See you soon!

Niklas Seewaldt

5.00

May, 2021

Thank you Robin.

Len I.

5.00

May, 2021

We had an incredible trek with Olivier!

Nicolas F.

5.00

March, 2021

Une organisation parfaite en last minute avec un guide de grande qualité. Une très belle expérience

Philippe V.

5.00

March, 2021

Super journée, service et conseils au top... mille mercis

Astrid M.

5.00

March, 2021

Nous avons adoré notre trek dans la vallée de la Semois: une nature, une région, un accompagnement fantastique avec notre guide Olivier à l'écoute, attentif aux demandes de chacun, patient avec les enfants,... A faire et à refaire. Mercis pour cette organisation au top... une journée mémorable et pleine de rebondissements.

Marie Fung sin ying

5.00

December, 2020

A bit hard to contact in the beginning but after it’s good !

Chris Aldred

5.00

September, 2020

The whole process has been very smooth considering how unstable the current situation is! Explore-share were in contact proactively ready to assist if I needed them and the team behind the guide were also very helpful. The climbing was very beautiful and the guide knew his stuff, the route was well picked and I was absolutely shattered by the end! Would recommend climbing in Verdon to anyone interested.

Kim Young

5.00

August, 2020

Great service, everything was smooth and I got all my questions answered very quickly. Gauthier linked us up with a guide that led us through different experiences in such a safe and fun way. I will definitely be coming back.

Dharam Singhal

5.00

July, 2020

Really enjoyed it. Organization of the trip and Guide was awesome.

Stephen

5.00

August, 2019

Gauthier arranged for us to meet with Anabelle for our rock climbing experience, and she was a wonderful guide. She was very knowledgeable about bouldering and chose the perfect spot for us to be introduced to Font climbing. Highly recommended!

Luke

5.00

February, 2019

Mathis was great. He is very knowledgeable about the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc area. Our trip down Vallee Blanche was amazing and we felt comfortable knowing Mathis was our guide

Reece Clark Snyder

5.00

January, 2019

Great guide and great hike. Mathis is a great guide and works quickly and efficiently while also tailoring a pace to meet your needs.

Elis

5.00

September, 2018

Mathis was an absolute pleasure to have onboard and the owner really enjoyed climbing with him. They spoke at length regarding Norway and Iceland and other places so I would not be surprised if we hear from them again. Many Thanks

Casey Hall

5.00

July, 2018

Mathis is a very knowledgeable guide. We made great time and learned a fair amount about moving fast in Alpine terrain.

Miriam Elizalde

5.00

April, 2018

Skiing from Aguille du Midi down to Chamonix has been an experience of a lifetime. We enjoyed the Valle Blanche breathtaking views all the way down and the best route and ski conditions we could ever had! Our guide provided us with the avalanche material and safety information prior to start the run and shared his knowledge and skiing advice with us during the day. We'd 100% recommend the activity and our experienced guide Mathis! Having him guiding us made it an incredible day. Thank you so much for the unforgettable adventure!!

Rob Klein

5.00

February, 2018

The Vallee Blanche is near the top of every skier's bucket list and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint! The spectacular views, various snow surfaces and inclines, and the adrenaline rush of skiing on a moving glacier cannot be beat. Mathis was an amazing guide. From the beginning, he was knowledgeable about every face of every mountain in the area. It is very clear that skiing and climbing are his passions. He evaluated us and chose the perfect route down. Even when things got a little dicey on the ridge and around the crevaces, he kept his cool and gave very clear instructions. I would 100% reccomend hiring him for this trip or any other skiing or mountaineering experience.

Michael Dillon

5.00

February, 2018

We had a truly wonderful ski tour with Mathis, he is a fantastic guide and incredibly knowledgeable about the area and his passionate about getting people to know and see his backyard shows! We will definitely be coming back to Chamonix to ski tour again!

Jose Luis

4.00

November, 2017

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