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Mont Blanc from Refuge Gonella (Via Italiana)

Join Mauro, a certified UIAGM mountain guide, on this ascent to Mont Blanc via Aiguilles Grises. This is a great opportunity to conquer the highest peak in te Alps and enjoy impressive views!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Through the longest, most complex and most technically demanding route, you will discover the wilderness of the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Conquer the highest mountain in the Alps on this climbing trip via Aiguilles Grises!

Mont Blanc, the most famous mountain in the Alps, attracts hundred of sport enthusiasts every year. The impressive views you’ll see from the tops of this 4.810 meters peak will make your trip unforgettable.

After the first day of climbing, we will spend the night at Rifugio Gonella.  On the day of the summit attack, we will part from the mountain hut in the middle of the night (around 1 am) to climb the Glaciar del Dome, go through the Col des Aiguilles Grises (3810 meters) and the Piton des Italiens (4003 meters).

I can only take two people with me on this ascent. Please take into account that, to take part in this adventure, you need to have an excellent physical preparation and some basic technical mountaineering skills. Previous acclimatization is also a key requierement. 

Summer offers the best conditions for climbing Mont Blanc. Please check out a more detailed itinerary below. 

Join me on this challenging ascent to Mont Blanc via Aiguilles Grises. I’ll be happy to help you conquer the highest summit in the Alps. Request to book this trip!


Mountain hut.




Day 1: Refuge Gonella

From Val Veny, just above Courmayeur, go up to Rif. Gonella, m 3071 in 5-6 hours.

Day 2: Mont Blanc ascent

Departure in the middle of the night to climb the Dôme glacier to the Col des Aiguilles Grises and the Piton des Italiens, m 4003. From here on a sharp snow ridge you pass near the Dome du Gouter and from here following the French normal route of the Gouter Refuge you ascend to the Vallot Hut and to the summit of Mont Blanc. The ascent takes 8 hours.

You can possibly add a third day by spending a second night at Rif. Gonella or Rif. Gouter along the descent.

About the guide

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As a Mountain Guide I do my passion for the mountains all year round. I attend and know the most prestigious places in the Alps, Chamonix, Courmayeur, Cervinia, La Grave, Verbier, Zermatt etc. and I work with some of the leading tour companies in Italy, France and Switzerland.

Passionate about skiing, in winter, I am constantly looking for "dust" and new lines where I can then drive my clients, while in summer I prefer classic mountain climbing in high mountains and rock climbing.

I spend most of the summer season on the Mont Blanc massif, making alpinism a way of life. Every year I lead dozens of climbers on the highest European peak through the most diverse routes. Often I find myself choosing with my clients lesser-known, but no less spectacular, tops, which we face with due preparation and enthusiasm.

I practice ski mountaineering, a 360 ° mountain sport and a favorite winter activity, guiding my clients for the classic one-day climbs, but also for the multi-day hautes, such as the very famous Chamonix-Zermatt.

Since 1996 I have been a paragliding instructor with two-seater flying qualification (with passenger). To date, I have carried out, together with my clients, more than 1000 flights, which become part of the more than 3000 flight hours marked in curriculum.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1238 each

Group of 2

EUR 671 each

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