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Mont Blanc ascent via Mer de Glace

Look at the world from above on this fantastic Mont Blanc ascent via the Mer de Glace glacier with one of our certified mountain guides. Practice mountaineering techniques, and then tackle the most famous mountain in the Alps!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join us on this journey to discover the Mont Blanc massif and discover the Mer de Glace glacier.

Every mountaineer has to do a Mont Blanc ascent (4810m) at least once in their life! This ascent is planned as a progressive mountaineering course. We will use the Mer de Glace glacier as an open mountaineering school.

On the first day, we will practice some basic techniques on the glacier, including walking with crampons. Then, on the second day, we’ll walk on the glacier and afterward 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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Accommodation

Mountain huts and gites.

Meeting point

Chamonix train station


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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 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 2: Day 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 3: Day 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 4: Day 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.


About the guide

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Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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