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Mont Blanc 4-day guided ascent via Le Goûter Route

A certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team wants to invite you to the highest peak of the Alps: Mont Blanc. Four days with a very intense warm up before the climb!

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

Highlights

  • Accomplish a mountaineering goal and reach the roof of Europe.

  • Contemplate the dazzling views of the Alps.

  • Improve your mountaineering skills and learn new techniques.

Description

Ready for the ultimate challenge? Then join me on this Mont Blanc via the normal route.

The famous Mont Blanc (4810m) is the roof of Europe and is probably on the to-do list of every mountaineer. On the first day of this 4-day trip, we’ll do a physical and technical evaluation of your level in the Vallée Blanche or on the Mer de Glace. Here, I’ll show you some very useful techniques and we’ll talk about the ascent.

Then, the next day we’ll start our journey in the Les Houches cable car, then the Mont Blanc Tramway and we’ll go all the way up to the Tête Rousse mountain hut, to get ready for our summit attempt on the next day.

We´ll approach the summit via the normal route, known as the Gouter Route. Once at 4810 masl, you´ll enjoy truly magnificent views of the Alps and the incredible satisfaction of reaching your goal.

During the acclimatization progress, you will learn how to use all the technical gear necessary to climb. Be aware, however, that a very good physical condition is required because we’ll walk for about 8 hours per day on vertical slopes.

Send me a request to make this Mont Blanc 4-day guided ascent via Le Goûter Route happen for you. It will be a pleasure for me to accompany you on this unforgettable adventure!

You can also check out this Gand Paradiso ascent that we organize.

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that a minimum of participants is needed to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified at the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back.

More info

« IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2020: Following the request of the Prefecture of Haute-Savoie, the reservation of shelters located on the normal route of Mont-Blanc is possible only by filling in the complete identity of the participants (surname, first name, date of birth and nationality). These details will not be editable. All Mont-Blanc ascent bookings are subject to huts availability. During the last two weeks of March, mountain professionals will be able to make groups' bookings for these shelters: Le Goûter and Tête Rousse. As a result, spaces in Le Gouter and Tête Rousse shelters cannot be insured at registration.The places are very limited in these shelters, so we advise you to register before mid March! Bookings for huts begin in mid-March for professionals. We will keep you informed throughout the booking process, from March 31, 2020. Please note: this itinerary is an example of a mountaineering course in the Mont Blanc mountain range and should only be used as a guide. The guide may adjust certain itineraries according to weather conditions and participants' abilities. We kindly ask you to respect such decision. We may also change accommodation, maintaining identical standards, according to logistics and availabilities, except at Tête Rousse hut: if no spots are available in the hut, we might use the campground next to the hut. You will need to bring a good sleeping bag with the rest of the equipment detailed in the technical trip page details. Of course, we will keep you informed. In case of bad weather conditions making the ascent impossible, we will reimburse you according to the number of days not used but will offer you an alternative course in another mountain range allowing you to make the most of your time off (most prices are published on our website). There'll be no screw up: you won't pay the Gran Paradiso the same price as the Mont Blanc. In case practices defined by the local guide authorities change (ex: the reasonable number of participants per guide, for safety reasons) we respect such recommendations and rules. We may, therefore, adjust our rates. Extra expenses: around 40€ in beverages if you want something in particular from the huts. Technical equipment: - Crampons - Harness - Ice axe - Helmet - Walking poles recommended: those made by Z-pole are compact, light and easy to put into your bag - Spikes-adapted mountain shoes (no simple trekking shoes !) example : http://www.montagnes-magazine.com/chaussure-montagne-alpinisme-cramponnable-semi-automatique. As for the difficulty, it's best if you have already used crampons, ice axe and climbed a summit. Clothes: This list of clothes is designed to give you an idea of clothes that it may be a good idea to bring with you. You don’t by any means need to have all the latest brands and equipment, but if you’re looking to restock then this guide would be a good place to start For your head: - Warm hat or bandana/scarf - Ski mask + sunglasses with UV protective lenses. Glasses with “transition” lenses adapt to the level of light and are incredibly useful For your body: - Breathable under-layer with long sleeves to conserve heat, a tip: Merino wool is breathable and has anti-bacterial properties therefore it’s less likely to smell than synthetic materials. Think about it if you need to stock up. -Light polar vest or synthetic vest for an extra layer of heat during pauses. A Gore-tex to similar type vest with a waterproof and breathable membrane. make sure it is lightweight and compact as not to take up to much space in your backpack. - Trousers with a breathable and waterproof membrane (Gore Tex or similar) trousers that allow an air flow around the legs are recommended for uphill passages - Light fitting polar or soft shell gloves with silk gloves to go underneath. Mittens are always a good idea for those of you who feel the cold! For you feet: - Ski socks: Socks made from Merino wool are breathable and have anti-bacterial properties therefore they less likely to smell than those made from synthetic materials. Think about them if you need to stock up. A few other things: - A 1 liter gourde (Thermos or Camelback) - A pocket knife - Duck Tape - Factor 50 sun cream - A duffle bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the hotel. No suitcases. Toiletries and first aid kit: - Please bring a bag with toiletries you need – as light as possible ! - A basic first aid kit with any medications that you usually take as well as: Plasters, bandages, disinfectant wipes, a good multivitamin, compeed, anti-pain medication (aspirin or something similar) ant-diarrhea tablets, factor 50 sun cream, flagyl and spasfon. Information about making a first aid kit can be found online.

Meeting point

14h Rocky pop hotel at the 'Houches' Chamonix

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Itinerary

Day 1: Preparation on the Mer de Glace

Welcome at the beginning of the day, then departure for a physical and technical preparation in Mer de Glace. We’ll check your technique. Briefing for the ascent of Mont Blanc. 4 / 5h of activity.

Day 2: Chamonix - Tête Rousse (3167 m)

We board the cable car Les Houches then the Mont Blanc Tramway to join the Eagle’s Nest. Ascent to the refuge of Tête Rousse.

Difference in altitude: minimum 800m, 3h minimum walk.

Day 3: Tête Rousse - Goûter hut (3835 m) - Mont Blanc (4810 m)

Early departure to reach the refuge of Goûter, then we attack the ascent of Mont Blanc by the normal way. Return by the same route to the Goûter refuge.

Altitude difference: + 1750m-1100m, 10-12h of ascent.

Day 4: Goûter hut - Tête Rousse - Chamonix

Descent of the Goûter refuge by the refuge of Tête Rousse and back in the valley. Dispersion after a good cold beer (or mint diabolo, we are not sectarian).

Altitude difference: minimum -1500m, minimum 5h walk.


Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Other gear: Mountain boots. Helmet, ice axe, crampons, harness and boots can be rented for 150€.


About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Aug 01, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Aug 08, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 25, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 01, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 08, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020

EUR 1851 per traveller

Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020

EUR 1748 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1851 each

Group of 2

EUR 1851 each

Group of 3

EUR 1851 each

Group of 4

EUR 1851 each

Group of 5

EUR 1851 each

Group of 6

EUR 1851 each

Group of 7

EUR 1851 each

Group of 8

EUR 1851 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc), personal insurance, drinks, rental equipment, any extra expenses. Meals included: half-board meals in mountain huts and picnic lunches during the climb.


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