Mont Blanc ascent via Mer de Glace

Look at the world from above with this fantastic Mont Blanc ascent via the Mer de Glace glacier with one of the certified guides from the Haute Savoie Mountain Guides team.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join us on this journey to discover the Mont Blanc massif and climb this mythical peak via the Mer de Glace glacier. Every mountaineer has to do a Mont Blanc ascent (4810m) at least once!

    This ascent is planned as a progressive mountaineering course. We will use the Mer de Glace glacier as an open mountaineering school. Here, we will practice some basic techniques, including walking with crampons. Then, on the second day, we’ll walk on the glacier and afterwards take an exposed trail to reach Requin mountain hut.

    On the third day, we’ll do more glacier walking to reach the Cosmiques mountain hut. And, finally, the fourth day is reserved for the final climb  to the summit. On the way there, we’ll cross Mont Blanc du Tacul (4248m) and Mont Maudit (4342m) to finally reach the top of the majestic Mont Blanc (4810m). You’ll never forget the views you’ll enjoy from up here!

    You need a good fitness level to participate in this trip. We’ll walk between 6 and 8 hours per day, with altitude gains of between 1000 and 1500m. Some mountaineering experience is also necessary, including experience walking with crampons and using an ice axe.

    Please take into account that reaching the summit is highly dependent on weather conditions. We recommend you reserve modifiable or refundable train tickets.

    Want to join us on this fantastic Mont Blanc ascent? Contact us now and reserve your spot. We’re looking forward to guiding you on this journey!

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Day 1

      We use the Mer de Glace as an open air school to review basic mountaineering techniques. Meet our high mountain guide and take the train to Montenvers. We can leave our luggage at our hotel as we will spend the night here later. Descend the Mer de Glace with crampons and perform some technical exercises. Dinner and night at our hotel in Montenvers 1909m or the Couvercle Mountain hut 2687m (if the departure date is before July 1st).

      Elevation Gain: +/- 200m (after July 1st), +/- 700m (before July 1st)

    • Day 2Day 2

      Walking on the glacier and climb to the Requin mountain hut. Breakfast and then off to walk on the glacier and then take an exposed trail in an unique setting between the Grandes Jorasses and the Aiguilles de Chamonix. Dinner and night at the Requin hut 2615m.

      Ascent/Descent: +800m (approx.)/-200m

    • Day 3Day 3

      Breakfast and depart for the Cosmiques hut. Another beautiful day walking on a glacier with various possibilities depending on the snow conditions and level of the group. Dinner and short night at the Cosmique hut 3613m

      Elevation Gain: +1100/-0m

    • Day 4Day 4

      Climb Mont Blanc 4810 by the Trois Monts

      Wake up at 1:00 a.m., breakfast and depart to climb Mont Blanc by the Trois Monts: Mont Blanc du Tacul 4248m, le Mont Maudit 4342m and finish with the majestic Mont Blanc at 4810m. It’s the final day, after a long and magnificent walk our goal is the summit of Mont Blanc. We go down to the Aiguille de Midi and take the cable car back to Chamonix. Course is over in the late afternoon.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Chamonix train station

    Accommodation

    Mountain huts and gites.

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    EQUIPMENT:

    You have to hire the package : crampons, ice axe, harnesses, helmets, mountaineering boots. The full package costs 120€

    GROUP CONFIRMED WITH A MINIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE

     

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    What People are Saying about Haute Savoie Mountain Guide-

    • 1 review

     

    It is a great though gruelling adventure that all mountain loving climbers should experience, especially under such wonderful care as that provided by the Damian and his colleagues from guiding team. Thanks to the piece of mind they provide - they look after your safety, food, transport, etc.- you can focus 100% on climbing this beautiful mountain.
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    Krystian
     

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