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Mont Blanc 6-day mountaineering expedition

Mont Blanc 6-day mountaineering expedition
Mont Blanc 6-day mountaineering expedition
Mont Blanc 6-day mountaineering expedition
Mont Blanc traverse
Mont Blanc summit

Join Carlos, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this incredible week-long trip to the summit of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

Not specified

Alps

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the world's best spot for mountaineering.
  • Discover Europe's most important summit.
  • Improve your mountaineering skills in the heart of the Alps.

Description

Join me on this incredible mountaineering adventure to the heart of the Alps. During this trip, we’ll spend a whole week exploring the Mont Blanc and Argentiere valley to reach the impressive Mont Blanc summit at an altitude of 4,810 meters.

We’ll meet at Chamonix, France and ascend through different routes to explore the whole area. On these 6 days, I’ll teach you about mountaineering, glaciar approaches, crampon use, chords and self-rescue. All this while visiting some beautiful places and enjoying stunning views. Some of the places we’ll visit include Aiguille de Midi, Bellevue, Aiguille Verte and Pointe Lachenal, among others. You can check the itinerary below for a more detailed description of what we’ll do each day. Keep in mind that the itinerary is subject to change for safety reasons,  weather conditions, participants’ skill level or hut availability.

This trip to Europe’s most important summit is ideal for all lovers of mountaineering. You’ll be able to enjoy some incredible views from the summit and learn the necessary skills for future trips.

So join me on this unforgettable experience! Book your trip now and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

I love exploring mountains around the world. Join me for other mountaineering trips in Huaraz, Perú, Cerro Unión, Chile or Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mont Blanc tour

After breakfast in Chamonix, we’ll ride the cable car to Aiguille de Midi (3,810m). Then, we’ll take another cabelway through Mont Blanc towards Italy. From Refugio Torino we’ll begin our ascent. Night at Refugio Los Cósmicos (3,613m).

Day 2: Pointe Lachenal

After spending the day in the stunning Pointe Lachenal, we’ll take the cablecar back from Aiguille de Midi. Night at Chamonix.

Day 3: Petite Aiguille Verte

First, we’ll take a train to the Argentiere town. Then, we’ll take a cablecar to Montets (3,200m). We’ll ascend to the summit of Aiguille Verte. Night in Chamonix.

Day 4: Refugio Tête Rousse

Cablecar to Bellevue (1,794m) from Les Houches. Mont Blanc train to Nid d’Aigle (2,380m). Night at Refugio Tête Rousse (3,165 m).

Day 5: Refugio Tête Rousse - Refugio de Goûter

First, we’ll go to Refugio de Goûter to have lunch. We’ll go by Dôme de Goûter (4,304 m). We’ll reach the Mont Blanc summit (4,810 m) and descend towards Refugio de Goûter, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 6: Last day

On our last day, we’ll descend to the train at Nid d’Aigle.

If we can’t reach the summit the day before due to weather conditions, fatigue or altitude sickness, we’ll try to do so very early on the last day in order to reach the train on time.

 

About the guide

IFGMA/UIAGM Guide from Chile

I have extensive experience guiding in the Andes and Europe. I am a resident in Chile, Spain and Chamonix. I am very sociable and motivated. I am always available for projects in the mountains.

Languages

French | English

Residence

Chile


What people are saying about Carlos Vasquez Barriga

Konrad Domanski

3.00

July, 2022

Carlos was guiding us very well in the mountains and he knew perfectly, what he was doing on rock or on ice. However, the communication was not the easiest and we also did not learn as much as we wanted on our two "training days" - it was mostly teaching through doing rather than showing us new techniques.

Rudolfs Kregers

5.00

July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Jason McDonald

5.00

July, 2022

Carlos was a fantastic guide.

Mihai Simoniac

5.00

June, 2022

Had a Wonderful Time in the french alps. However, the down side of it, is that I did not make it to the summit because of the weather, and had to make a U-turn from 4,400m altitude, just 1-2h away from the summit. Now after the first try, I think this can be organised differently so the chance for the summit is twofold or even three fold. How can it be done differently? Acclimatisation can start at Tete Rouse refuge with overnight stay plus two nights at Goutter refuge. If done this way the chance of making it to the Mont Blanc summit increases. You have a bad weather one morning, but you try it from 12noon & have plenty of time as you'll slip at Goutter. If all day has bad weather you try again next morning...

Christian Carrillo

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Susie Jones

5.00

December, 2021

Carlos is a very accomplished rock climber, speaks great English, and is fun to be around. We felt very safe while climbing with him on the Sharks Fin, and learned a lot too.

kobi itah

3.00

September, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Gregory Lines

5.00

September, 2021

The whole trip was excellent. Explore share did a great job coordinating. Carlos is an experienced guide and effective teacher. I felt safe with him the whole time we were on the mountain. The weather was terrific and we summited just as expected. I highly recommend Carlos Vasquez for Mont Blanc.

Florian Plaza

5.00

August, 2021

Carlos was a professional and committed guide! We had three great days. He was friendly and guided us savely up to mt blanc. i dont understand the one bad rating carlos got. In my opinion it think it was an bloody amateur which shouldnt have been on mt blanc in the first place. Let me say one thing. If you have no experience on higher mountains and in climbing in general, there is no place for you on mt blanc. train hard, prepare and come with the right expectation!

Tomcik Christopher

5.00

February, 2021

Hey, So I had a great time on this journey in the Atacama desert and up the the Ojos del Salado. Looking forward for other adventures of this kind :)

Rui Tuna

5.00

August, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Gerardo Lamperti

5.00

August, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Carlos Escolano Guiote

5.00

August, 2020

My congrats for such an amazing guide like Carlos. Talented, experienced, all full of easy explanation that made it possible. The most safety way to guarantee you getting yo the top. Thanks!

Scott Horrocks

5.00

February, 2020

Carlos is superbien guide! Thanks for a great trip!

Prarabdh Awasthi

4.00

October, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Daniel Shannon

5.00

September, 2019

Had a amazing experience with Carlos! He fit lots into a 4 day trip, including multi-pitch rock climbing, mixed climbing, glacier traverse and a 4000m peak. Carlos is well connected in Chamonix and made the trip very easy by taking care of the logistics. He kept me motivated and had a fantastic personality the whole time! Can't wait to climb with him again!

Mizushima /

5.00

August, 2019

I have strained back on the way to mountain So we have changed the course The guide assisted me very well and well done

Kyong woodward

5.00

July, 2019

Thanks to Carlos and explore- share staff:) My experience with booking through explore-share and climbing to Mount Blanc with Carlos were fantastic! He is very easy going and flexible.

Alice

3.00

July, 2019

The guide is friendly and attention to safety. But the arrangement of such time and place is not suitable for us. The first day took the cable car at 1:30 PM and then take the train, stay in Tête Rousse refuge, only spend 5 hours total. And midnight at 2:00 Am started to climb to the summit and straightly back to the train station to catch the train at 5 Pm. It would take 15 hours. The physical strength of the two days was too unbalanced. In fact, I would not have these problems If we stayed in the Gouter refuge on the first day. My husband and I knew that will be a big test for us, but it doesn't mean we want to give up the climb to the summit. The uncomfortable thing is, The guide asked to go back even we didn't see the Mont Blanc. I am very upset, but the guide insists that I don't have a way to resist. My husband and I just slowly walk with disappointment. At 9 Am we arrived at Tête Rousse refuge, and slowly took a meal, slowly descended the mountain, and arrived at the train station at 1 o'clock, not 5 pm. We spent time and money to climb our dream Mountain, but this is the result, very dissatisfied of.

Scott Murdoch

5.00

July, 2019

Everything was as agreed.

Daniel Hall

5.00

July, 2019

Carlos is an unbelievable guide and I would recommend him to anyone considering any trip with him. He is very knowledgeable but relaxed with how he treats his clients. Would absolutely hire him again

Andrejs Dovganuks

5.00

June, 2019

Bit more trouble with booking, it blocked amount from credit card two times. Guide was professional and made climb very enjoyable

Joe Rumer

5.00

June, 2019

Carlos is a fantastic guide - he has over 20 years experience in the mountains and the right attitude: safety first, then enjoyment. His excellent local knowledge of the routes meant we could adapt to the weather and conditions. He also has the mix of being an excellent alpinist but also loving the scenery and wildlife. We had an incredible experience that we will never forget! This 3 day trip is a great option as you have a 'training day' to help acclimatise, refresh skills and come together as a group before your ascent! explore-share is a great platform to connect adventurers with guides and experiences - the chat service allowed us to ask questions first and work out the best dates for us

Edward Hoyle

5.00

June, 2019

Carlos is a great guy and knowledgable guide! Although we were unable to attempt to summit Mont Blanc due to weather, Carlos still ensured that we had a really fun and interesting trip! I would definitely recommend!

Prarabdh Awasthi

5.00

August, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ian Summers

5.00

August, 2018

This was an incredible experience. Carlos did an amazing job. He was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the climb and was great at getting our shelter and transportation secured all while making sure I was safe and having fun the entire time we were climbing. I couldn’t be more confident to recommend. If you want the adventure of a lifetime, high in the French Alps then climb Mont Blanc with Carlos.

MITCH BOWMILE

5.00

July, 2018

Carlos was amazing! Great person, beautiful trip. Get in good shape!

Peter Vuchev

1.00

August, 2016

Our trip to Mont Blanc with Carlos can be summarised with only 1 word - disappointment. I definitely DO NOT recommend for anyone to use Carlos's services based on my experience. He is not serious ,changing our appointments at the last minute ,then yelling and not supporting at all in the mountain,not being prepared with the weather forecast and in general seeming bored and not interested. I did not feel any support from his side and on top of everything he lost us in a snowstorm on our way down. Huge disappointment!


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2702 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1722 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

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

Price includes transfer from the Geneva airport to Chamonix.

Price does not include dinners at Chamonix or return trip from Chamonix.




 

 

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