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Domes de Miage, Mont Blanc, 3 Day Guided Ascent

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

Private

Alps

3 Days

Jul - Sep

High

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 get in touch with me and I'll arrange to guide you to the top of the Domes de Miage.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price only includes guiding fee


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

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 participant' ability. We kindly ask you to respect such decision. We may also change accommodation, maintaining identical standards, according to logistics and availability.

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

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.


About the guide

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Mikel

5.00

(3)

Mountain Guide

IFMGA Mountain Guides based in between the Basque Country and Chamonix. I guide either in the Pyrenees and in Picos de Europa, and in the French and Swiss Alps as well.

Languages

Spanish | English

Certificates

AEGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Mikel

5.00

He was fabulous. Very personable. Great communicator. He chose a beautiful tour and got us into excellent ski terrain. An outstanding experience. Book with him today for you and your group. You will be glad you did.


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