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4-day Mont Blanc course and ascent

4-day Mont Blanc course and ascent | France

Learn basic mountaineering techniques and conquer the summit of Mont Blanc during this 4-day course led by Kyriakos, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

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4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




This 4-day Mont Blanc course & ascent will provide you with the basic techniques and training to live a one-of-a-kind experience at this iconic peak in the Alps.

Climbing the highest peak in Western Europe (4810m) is a demanding challenge that requires a very good fitness level. Some experience with walking in crampons or using an ice-axe will also come in handy, although we will have the chance to practice these mountaineering techniques during our first two days together. 

In order to maximize your chances of reaching the summit, we'll spend the first two days climbing nearby routes like the Pointe Lachenal traverse or the Arete des Cosmiques. Then, we'll approach the Mont Blanc summit in 2 days via Gouter or Cosmiques route.

Gouter route, also known as the "normal route", is the most popular way of ascending this mountain. The starting point is Nid d’Aigle (2372 m).

Cosmiques route, also called traverse of "Les Trois Monts" (Three Peaks), involves climbing three peaks in the Mont Blanc massif. This climbing route starts at Aiguille du Midi (3842 m).

Would you like to join this 4-day course to the majestic Mont Blanc? Send me a booking request! I will be glad to be your guide on this outstanding adventure in the Alps.

If you are an experienced mountaineer with previous acclimatization, you may also want to consider this 2-day ascent to the Mont Blanc summit.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Guide expenses (lift cost, hut cost) and transport and accommodation for clients are not included in the price. You can expect to spend around 200 Euros per person for accommodation, meals and other extras during the trip.


More info

Gear List 1. Technical Equipment  Leather or plastic sturdy mountaineering boots with RIGID crampon-compatible soles.  Backpack (30 - 40 liters)  Climbing helmet*  Ice axe for glacier travel (50-75cm, classic pick)*  Crampons that fit your boots or can be easily adjusted*  Collapsible ski poles* (One pole is very useful and recommended)  1 harness*  1 locking carabiner**  Crevasse rescue equipment, if you are familiar with it. (Prusik slings, webbing, pulleys, auto-locking device). ** All items marked ‘*’ can be rented from a rental shop locally. Items marked ‘**’will be provided by the guide. Please bring your own equipment if you have it. 2. Clothing: We suggest using the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and dries quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change during the day.  Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore Tex or similar)  Wind and waterproof over pants with side zippers (Gore Tex or similar)  Mountaineering pants  Fleece or heavy jacket  Medium weight fleece sweater  Long underwear or running tights  Undershirt – preferably long sleeves  Warm socks for mountaineering boots (wool/synthetic outers)  Warm hat, covering your ears  Lightweight gloves (fleece or leather)  Warm, waterproof pair of gloves  Gaiters (unless pants lock tightly to your boots)  Sun hat, with a wide brim if possible  Bandana (optional) 3. Hut lodging  Spare underwear, socks  Down vest or light insulated jacket (optional)  Light-weight sleeping bag liner (preferably silk) – wool covers are provided by the hut  Light stuff sacs or zip lock bags to keep your backpack organized (optional)  Toiletries : only tooth-brush and tooth-paste  Alpine Club Membership Card (if you hold membership)  Ear plugs (optional but very useful) 4. Other Items  Sun glasses (heavy duty – glacier use, with very good UV protection)  Sun screen and lip protection  Water bottle, preferably insulated, minimum volume: 1 liter  Head lamp with spare batteries and bulb  Blister kit (optional)  Snacks (candy bars, dried fruit, sandwiches, nuts, etc.)  Personal items (prescription medicine, extra contact lenses and maintenance equipment, extra pair of prescription glasses, etc.)  Pocket knife or Leatherman (optional)

Meeting point

We'll meet the evening before the start of the program at the gondola station in Chamonix or another meeting point of your preference.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.


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What people are saying about this trip



Appreciated the professionalism and flexibility of my guide. On summit day, some groups turned back due to the winds, but Kyriakos decided to continue and assess as we got higher up. We ended up making the summit. I appreciated his willingness to put in the effort to continue on instead of just calling it like others did. Great guide and would book with him again.



Kyriakos is great, trustful, and one can learn a lot from him! Would do it anytime again, thanks!

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