Mont Blanc 2 Day Guided Ascent

IFMGA certified mountain guide Robin wants to lead you on a 2 day ascent of the awe inspiring Mont Blanc via the Gouter route in the Alps.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

There are many mountains in Europe that could claim the title as most famous, but few people can argue that Mont Blanc (4,810m) has earned that title. Also known as the giant of the Alps, this gorgeous mountain stands tall and proud over the Chamonix valley.

Besides the obvious beauty of Mont Blanc, what makes it so special is that you don’t have to be a climbing expert to reach its summit. Instead, as long as you are physically fit, have some previous acclimatization and a reasonable mountaineering experience (such as knowing how to walk in crampons or use an ice axe) you can aim for the summit.

On this 2-day climb, we will scale the mountain via the Gouter route. This classic route is considered the fastest and less technical way to the top.

On the first day, we will meet at 7 am at the Les Houches cable car. After that, we will take a small train to the Nid d’Aigle (2,372m). Following that pleasant ride, we will spend approximately 5-6 hours making our way up to the Gouter Hut (3815 m), where we will spend the night. If there are no spots available at Gouter Hut, we’ll stay at Tete Rousse (3167 m) .

On the second day, we will wake up very early, and head out at 2 am. Guided by the lights on our helmets, for the next 4-5 hours we will make our way up the Dome du Gouter. We will then take a passage in front of the Abri Vallot before making the final climb to the summit. We should reach the summit just in time for sunrise. After enjoying truly remarkable views, we will start our descent.

Mont Blanc is the kind of mountain climbers dream about when they sleep. If you want to make that dream come true, in only 2 days, send me a message, and let’s make it happen.

This 2-day ascent is only suitable for experienced mountaineers with previous acclimatization. People with less experience, should check out my 5-day program: Mont Blanc ascent in 5 days via Gouter Route.


Price per person

 
1 Person
1185 USD

Group of 2
595 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Personal equipment
 Not included: Train 35€ per person . Halfboard in Gouter hut : +/- 100€ per person, +/- 70€ for the guide While the price of the Gouter refuge is not included for yourselves or the guide, you will have a guaranteed reservation for your stay. All technical equipment will be loaned to you, including a helmet, honeycomb, bags, crampon and ice axe. Photos and videos will also be provided for you.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
7 am at the Les Houches cable car
Accommodation

Gouter or Tete Rousse huts. I will make the reservations for you.

More info

Extra Expenses: You can expect to spend around 200 Euros per person for accommodation, meals and other extras during the trip.

Recommended Equipment:

Technical gear

Crampon-compatible mountaineering boot (with protruding shelf at the heel)
Crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness
401 Backpack
Poles

Clothing
Gore-tex type jacket to protect from wind, snow
Light jacket
Fleece
Breathable Long Sleeve Tee
Canvas trousers + tights or warmer mountaineering trousers
Gloves x 2 (1 light pair, 1 warm pair)
Warm socks
Hat or balaclava
Glacier Glasses
Sunscreen

Food and water
Water: 2l
Cereal bars, dried fruit, cheese, bread, etc.

Others
Cash to pay at the hut
Basic first aid kit: aspirin, blisters, etc.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I was born in 1990 and I am based in Toulon. I am a high mountain guide and photographer. I started loving climbing during my youth, and I later discovered alpinism. This took me to visit many paths in the Alps, as well as expeditions. At the same time, I became a high mountain guide when I was 24 because I loved it and wanted to share my passion.
I like to travel and I offer my services in the French massifs (Mercantour, Hautes Alpes, Chamonix) and abroad (Switzerland, Italy) all year long. I will do my best to enrich your journey with my experience and to guide you to reach you dream summit.

 
 
FROM 595 USD per person
 

 

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