trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
2 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period BEST PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
-

Description

Mont Blanc (4,810m) is one of the most thrilling mountains to climb in the Alps. On this 3 day adventure, you will be able to reach its beautiful summit at a comfortable pace along the mountain’s normal route.

Please be aware that both this program and my 2-day ascent to the Mont Blanc summit require previous acclimatization and some prior mountaineering experience, including how to use an ice axe or walk in crampons. Plus, you’ll need to have a very good fitness level.

On day 1 of the ascent, we will meet at Les Houches cable car at 2 pm. After the gondola ride, a train ride to the Nid d’Aigle and an approximate 2 hour walk, we will reach the Refuge de Tete Rousse, where you can look up and admire the stars after the blanket of evening falls.

On day 2, we will depart from the refuge at 7 am and climb for approximately 2-3 hours to the Gouter refuge. Once there, we will relax for lunch, before making our way to Mont Blanc’s summit. We will climb on the normal route during the day, so there will be no midnight wake up call. Also, when making the ascent during the day, there are far less people. We should reach the summit at around 4 pm. On the summit, you will have all the time you need to take in the amazing views. Afterwards we will return to the Gouter Refuge for a well-deserved meal and sleep.

Finally, on day 3, we will wake up and start our descent back down to the valley at 7 am.

In my opinion, the 3-day program is the perfect option for those with previous acclimatization and experience. Compared to the 2-day trip, it gives us more options if the weather is bad and the ascent is slower and allows for more rest time.

Climbing Mont Blanc is an unforgettable experience. And having the opportunity to climb it at a slower pace, with the sun always shining as you ascend, makes the experience even better. If you want me to be your guide, click on the “Request to Book” button and send me a message.

This 3-day ascent is only suitable for experienced mountaineers with previous acclimatisation. 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 1280EUR
Group of 2 640EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Personal equipment
NOT INCLUDED: Train 35€ per person, Halfboard in Gouter hut : +/- 100€ per person and +/- 70€ for the guide While the price of the Gouter refuge is not included, 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.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

At the les Houches Gondola at 2 pm.

Accommodation

Gouter Hut and/or Tete Rousse Hut. 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.

FOOD: There is food and accommodation in the hut.
TRAINING: The best is running long distances (1-2 hours)

Recommended Equipment:

Technical gear
Crampon-compatible mountaineering boots (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.