• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The Mont Blanc mountain (4,810m) is a proud and incredible peak.

One of, if not the most famous peak in the Alps, Mont Blanc is a glorious challenge. It requires a great deal of skill and fitness to climb. It also requires sufficient acclimatization, thus making 7 days the perfect amount of time for this trip.

The Mont Blanc massif is stunning to see, and even more stunning to climb. The purpose of this trip, however, is not just reaching the summit of this amazing mountain. It is also about learning and refining the skills needed to do so. We will spend a great deal of time working on your crampon, rope, ice axe, route planning and rescue skills, including a full day at the Les Gaillands cliffs, just outside of Chamonix. We will also put those skills into practice, as we will be traversing through a glacier and climbing other peaks in the massif, such as Aiguille d’Entreves and the Gran Paradiso.

It is often said that Mont Blanc must be earned. And on this trip, after the practice and the proper acclimatization, you will surely earn it. And once you are standing atop the summit, you will get to enjoy a view that you will never forget. You will be able to gaze at a number of glorious sights, from the famous Matterhorn, the Grand Paradis, the Aiguilles Rouges, Mont Rose, the Dent Blanche, the Oberland Bernese mountains, and so much more.

Come and join me on this amazing trip to the top of the famed Mont Blanc. Enjoy the scenery, while revelling in the satisfaction that the joy you feel was joy that you earned. I look forward to hearing from you.

Are you interested in reaching the top of Mont Blanc with skis on your feet? If so, you can also join me on this 2-day skiing tour.

Itinerary

Day 1

Aiguille du Midi (3,842m)

We will meet at the Aiguelle du Midi cable car station and make our way through Vallee Blanche to practice glacier travel. We will spend the night in at the Torino Hut.

Day 2

Aiguille d'Entreves (3,604m)

We will ascend the Aiguille d’Entreves before making our way back through the Vallee Blanche to the Aiguille du midi on the tram. We will spend the night in Chamonix.

Day 3

Chabod hut (2,750m)

We will go on an excursion in the Gran Paradiso national park in the Aosta Valley in Italy. We will spend the night in the Chabod hut.

Day 4

Gran Paradiso (4,061m)

We will enjoy an alpine start up steep moraine ridges to the glacier below the Gran Paradiso. In the afternoon we will drive back to Chamonix, where we will spend the night.

Day 5

Les Gaillands

This day will be about practising your skills on the Les Gaillands cliffs just outside of Chamonix in preparation for the Mont Blanc ascent. We will spend the night in Chamonix.

Day 6

Gouter Hut (3,818m)

We will spend approximately 5 hours climbing to the Gouter Hut, with stops at the Nid d’Aigle (2,373m) (Eagle’s nest) and the Tete Rousse hut (3,150m) for lunch. We will spend the night at the Gouter Hut.

Day 7

Mont Blanc summit (4,810m)

We will wake up at 2 am and make our way up to the pass of the Dome du Gouter (4,305m) then across the plateau and up to the Vallot emergency shelter (4,363m), where we will stop for rest. After that we will make our final push to the summit of the great Mont Blanc mountain.

Price per person

1 Person2395EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Chamonix

Accommodation

Mountain huts during the ascent.

More info

If more than 2 participants sign up, each group will climb with their own private guide.

Climbing grade:
- Level PD to AD
- Some steep snow and rock

Disclaimer

Being light means being able to move quickly, therefore with a greater safety margin - and with more pleasure. Select your clothing and gear with this in mind. Buy items that offer a double function – such as a windproof vest. By simply taking two extra everything and overloading your pack, you are going to slow yourself down - and that doesn't make you a safer or better climber.