Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

Get the techniques and training you need to reach the summit of Mont Blanc (4810m). Kyriakos, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, takes you on this 5-day ascent and tour.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. Rising at 4810 m over the charming town of Chamonix, Mont Blanc is also the highest peak in western Europe. Climbing this majestic mountain is a dream for mountaineers from all over the world.

I invite you to join me and reach the summit of this mythical mountain. This 5-day programme includes previous training and acclimatization, which are key to enjoy the program and increase your chances of reaching the summit.

On the first day, we will go over the use of crampons and ice axe techniques. Mer de Glace is a possible location for this first day of training.

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
2150 EUR

Group of 2
1250 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 

 

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.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Chamonix-Crampon and ice axe techniques

    Introduction and familiarization with crampon and ice axe techniques. Possible location: Mer De Glace.

  • Day 2: Acclimatization + training

    Acclimatization & training day at Aiguille du Midi. Traverse of Pointe Lachenal or Cosmique Ridge or Tour Ronde ascent. We spend the night in a hut in altitude for better acclimatization.

  • Day 3: Alpine Climbing

    Alpine climbing route in altitude. We spend the night back in Chamonix.

  • Day 4: Chamonix / Gouter Hut

    From Chamonix, we take the Mont Blanc Tramway to the Nid dÁigle station and climb to the Gouter Hut (3815 m), where we spend the night.

  • Day 5: Mont Blanc summit (4810 m)

    Early in the morning, we’ll start our climb to the Mont Blanc Summit. We will enjoy a breathtaking view from the top. We then descend to the Gouter hut and to the Nid D’Aigle train station, and finally back to Chamonix.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
We'll meet the evening before the start of the program at the gondola station in Chamonix or another meeting point of your preference.
Accommodation

If you book and pay your Mont Blanc ascent early (December) I would arrange the hut bookings. Otherwise, you are responsible for booking the mountain huts or I would try to get a last minute spot directly with the hut keeper (this is not guarantee and depends on the availability). If Gouter Hut is fully booked, we would stay at Tete Rousse hut and that means longer days on the mountain.

The 120 spots at Gouter Hut are distributed via an online booking process with scheduled release dates starting as early as mid December. Once a contingent on available spaces goes online at 8AM Central European Time on the release date, core season spots tend to book out within 15 minutes. Other than that, last minute spots are available 3 days before the scheduled night at the Gouter Hut by calling the hut keeper directly. Hence reserving your Mont Blanc package sooner rather than later is to your advantage!

The Tete Rousse Hut is also an online booking process, which we are able to book no earlier than 45 days to your hut date. We can also manage to pick up unconfirmed spots on shorter notice, even inside 3 days prior to your trip date.

More info

Extra Expenses: You can expect to spend around 250 Euros per person for accommodation, meals and other extras during the trip.

Gear List

1. Technical Equipment
 Leather or plastic mountaineering boots* sturdy with RIGID soles crampon compatible
 Backpack (30 - 40 liters)
 Climbing helmet*
 Ice axe for glacier travel (50-75cm, classic pick)*
 Crampons that fit your boots or can be easily adjusted*
 Collapsible ski poles* (One pole is very useful and recommended)
 1 harness*
 1 locking carabiner**
 Crevasse rescue equipment, if you are familiar with using it. (Prusik slings, webbing, pulleys, auto-locking device). **

All items marked ‘*’ can be rented from a rental shop locally.
Items marked ‘**’would be provided by the guide. Please bring your own equipment if you have it.

2. Clothing We suggest using the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and dries quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change during the day.
 Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore Tex or similar)
 Wind and waterproof over pants with side zippers (Gore Tex or similar)
 Mountaineering pants
 Fleece or heavy jacket
 Medium weight fleece sweater
 Long underwear or running tights
 Undershirt – preferably long sleeves
 Warm socks for mountaineering boots (wool/synthetic outers)
 Warm hat, covering your ears
 Lightweight gloves (fleece or leather)
 Warm, waterproof pair of gloves
 Gaiters (unless pants lock tightly to your boots)
 Sun hat, with a wide brim if possible
 Bandana (optional)

3. Hut lodging
 Spare underwear, socks
 Down vest or light insulated jacket (optional)
 Light-weight sleeping bag liner (preferably silk) – wool covers are provided by the hut
 Light stuff sacs or zip lock bags to keep your backpack organized (optional)
 Toiletries : only tooth-brush and tooth-paste
 Alpine Club Membership Card (if you hold membership)
 Ear plugs (optional but very useful)

4. Other Items
 Sun glasses (heavy duty – glacier use, with very good UV protection)
 Sun screen and lip protection
 Water bottle, preferably insulated, minimum volume: 1 liter
 Head lamp with spare batteries and bulb
 Blister kit (optional)
 Snacks (candy bars, dried fruit, sandwiches, nuts, etc.)
 Personal items (prescription medicine, extra contact lenses and maintenance equipment, extra pair of prescription glasses, etc.)
 Pocket knife or Leatherman (optional)

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 
FROM 1250 EUR per person
 

 

What People Say about Kyriakos Rossidis

 

We made it to the summit eventually. It turned out to be a really nice good trip. Our guided days
were great.
wepattern@gmail.com for Mont Blanc 3-day climbing course
Kyriakos is a top guide and a clear expert in his profession. He is a patient mountain guide and
Is the best guide I have ever had the pleasure of climbing with. If you’re determined to climb Mont Blanc Kyriakos and his amiable personality will ensure you have fun on the way to the summit! I will seek his services in the future for other climbs around the world.
Will Zimmer for Mont Blanc 3-day climbing course
Kyros was a very nice guide. Very skilled and also nice. Arête des Cosmiques was a very nice mix of rock,
ice and snow with excellent access. Highly recommended!!
Junsuke Arita for 1-day alpine climbing in Mont Blanc massif

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