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Mont Blanc ascent, via the Gouter route

Climb the famous Mont Blanc (4,808m), the highest peak in the Alps, in an exciting 2-day mountaineering trip led by aspirant IFMGA mountain guide Aurelien.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

If you are an experienced mountaineer and you are looking for a challenging climbing adventure, this trip is for you!

Standing at 4,808 meters, Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps and in the whole of western Europe. It lies within the Graian Alps sub-range, between the Aosta Valley in Italy and the Haute-Savoie region in France. It is currently being proposed as a potential UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique landscape and its cultural significance, given it is considered the origin and symbol of modern mountaineering.

Among the several trails to Mont Blanc, we will take the Goûter route. While this is not a technical route, it involves several challenging sections, including glaciated terrain to be climbed with crampons, harnesses and ropes.

We will meet at the Les Houches railway station (1,010m), located in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc French commune, and take a tramway to Le Nid d’Aigle station (2,372m), our trip’s starting point. We will hike for about 5 hours, crossing the Goûter couloir, the most technical part of the route, up to the Goûter mountain refuge (3,817m). Early on our second day, we will begin our over 1,000-meter ascent to the Mont Blanc summit. At the top, we will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic views of the major snow-covered mountains and rocky ridges in the Alps.

I will take a maximum of 2 people on this tour. They are required to have previous climbing experience and a very good fitness level, so as to be able to walk uphill for 5 to 6 hours per day. Previous acclimatization is also a must.

Reach Europe’s top on this memorable 2-day mountaineering adventure! Send me your booking request now.

If you are looking for some training before climbing Mont Blanc, I highly recommend the Aiguille du Tour ascent in 2 days.

Accommodation

Goûter mountain refuge

Meeting point

Les Houches railway station

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Itinerary

Day 1: Les Houches - Le Nid d'Aigle - Refuge du Goûter

Train from Les Houches to Le Nid d’Aigle station. Trek to the bottom of the Goûter couloir. Overnight at the Refuge du Goûter.

Day 2: Summit

Ascent and descent to/from Mont Blanc’s summit.


About the guide

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I started mountaineering at 16 in the Mont Blanc Massif. I immediately loved the diversity of mountain sports: ice, snow, rock, the fact that activities change every season and we must aim for perpetual adaptation. It is the human emotions experienced up there that make me want to progress. 

After 4 years of competition in ice climbing, I joined the French national mountaineering group. Expeditions in the Dolomites, Norway, and Alaska are a great opportunity to travel and excel in a strong group. 

I'm 24 years old and live in Annecy (Haute Savoie), close to the Mont Blanc Massif. I am aspirant guide and it will be my pleasure to share with you my experience on the Aravis' limestone or the snowy slopes of Mont Blanc.

Beyond the classic excursions and the satisfaction of reaching a summit, I would like you to discover the warmth of a sunrise or the joy of a celebratory hug.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1238 each

Group of 2

EUR 619 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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


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