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Mont Blanc, 2-day Guided ascent via the Normal Route

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Mont Blanc, 2-day Guided ascent via the Normal Route
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Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Federico for this truly epic 2-day ascension of the highest peak in the Alps mountain range. A physical test, wild nature and stunning vistas - let's go!

Private

Alps

2 Days

Apr - Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Ascend western Europe's highest peak at an impressive 4810m above sea level

* Be secure joining a highly experienced and enthusiastic certified mountain guide

* Discover the fantastic and beautiful setting of the famous Alps mountain range

Description

Mont blanc (French) or Monte Bianco (Italian) is the tallest mountain of the Alps in Europe, rising an imposing 4,808m above the sea.

First ascended in 1786 by Jaques Balmat and Michel Paccard, this beautiful peak straddles the border between France and Italy.

Once in the vicinity of Mont Blanc, its imperious presence becomes obvious as it towers over the landscape. The panoramic views from the peak are breathtaking with a vision that extends as far as the eye can see in all directions.

Also a magnet for hikers and skiers, this epic mountain provides a really wonderful opportunity for a mountaineering ascension.

The trip to the summit itself is not of a technically high level. However, due to the altitude, I recommend that you have previous high altitude and mountaineering (using crampons) experience. Previous acclimatization is advisable, especially if you want to do the ascent in 2 days.

Taking the ‘normal route’ will see us begin our climb in Nid d’Aigle. Then we have a 1500m ascent to reach the refuge du Gouter, where we will spend the night. From the Gouter refuge, we have to climb a further 1000m to reach the amazing and rewarding peak of this mountain.

We usually undertake the ascent in two days but it is possible to make it three days with an additional stop at the Tete Rousse refuge on the way down, 1000m below the summit.

Due to the popularity of this route, you need to book in advance. We recommend at least two months prior in order to secure spots at refuges and lifts.

If you have the passion to ascend western Europe’s highest peak, be immersed in stunning nature and enjoy views of epic proportions, then sign up now and I’ll be waiting to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with you!

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Details

More info

Equipment: Helmet, harness, Ice axe. Most of the technical material can be provided by the guide if required. 

Meeting point

Chamonix

About the guide

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Federico

Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Italy

I like the simple life and I love searching for environments where climbing has a genuine taste.I did various jobs, all interesting but they always lacked something, then a season in Chamonix opened my eyes; I never looked back and I haven’t sat at a desk ever since.
I was born in Parma in 1978, I started climbing at the age of 14; my home is in Verona, but it is much more true to say that I live across the Alps, on the Dolomites for climbing and on Mont Blanc for big climbs and skiing.
I share my time between the Mountain Guide activity and the climbing experiences around the world.
One of the best starting points for each experience is enthusiasm and curiosity that I seek and refine every time I climb a mountain. I love the technical gesture of climbing, the feeling of freedom and the opportunity to travel, learning about different cultures and different ways of thinking.
Ice picks and crampons are my mates up in the mountains. I have a soft spot for the ways that fight tooth and nail, when you leave your watch home because the stars will tell you when it is time to open your sleeping bag and the frost in the morning will tell you when it is time to start moving again.
To me, the snow is like gold, it makes me happy and carefree. For this reason during winter I spend much of my time on skis in pursuit of thrills: speed, fresh snow under your skis and a surfing wave in my mind.
The best part of my job ... definitely helping people to spend their time outdoors with quality and satisfaction.

Languages

Italian


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