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 IFMGA certified guide Stephane.

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 me 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 are 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 me a request and let me guide you to the top of the Domes de Miage. I would be happy to show you the wild side of Mont Blanc!

I can also take you to the summit of the Gran Paradiso peak in the Italian Alps on this 3-day expedition.

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 of bad weather conditions making the ascent impossible, we will reimburse you according to the number of days not used but will offer you an alternative course in another montain range allowing you to make the most of your time off (most prices are published on our website). There'll be no screw up: you won't pay the Gran Paradiso the same price as the Mont Blanc.

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

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About the guide

We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 820 Each

Group of 2

EUR 820 Each

Group of 3

EUR 820 Each

Group of 4

EUR 820 Each

Group of 5

EUR 820 Each

Group of 6

EUR 820 Each

Group of 7

EUR 820 Each

Group of 8

EUR 820 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lifts 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. 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€.




 

 

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