Mont Blanc 4-day guided ascent via Le Goûter Route

Stéphane, a French IFMGA guide, wants to invite you to the highest peak of the Alps: Mont Blanc. Four days with a very intense warm up before the climb!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group


 
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!


Price per person

 
1 Person
1735 USD

Group of 2
1735 USD

Group of 3
1735 USD

Group of 4
1735 USD

Group of 5
1735 USD

Group of 6
1735 USD

Group of 7
1735 USD

Group of 8
1735 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Lifts
  • Group equipment
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Helmet, ice axe, crampons, harness and boots can be rented for 120€.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Welcoming

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

  • Day 2: Beginning of the ascent

    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: Summit day

    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: Descent

    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.

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next dates Info
27/07/2019 to 30/07/2019
1545€ per person
03/08/2019 to 06/08/2019
1545€ per person
10/08/2019 to 13/08/2019
1545€ per person
17/08/2019 to 20/08/2019
1545€ per person.
24/08/2019 to 27/08/2019
1545€ per person.
31/08/2019 to 03/09/2019
1545€ per person.
07/09/2019 to 10/09/2019
1545€ per person.
14/09/2019 to 17/09/2019
1545€ per person.
21/09/2019 to 24/09/2019
1545€ per person.
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
14h Rocky pop hotel at the 'Houches' Chamonix
More info

Meals included: half-board meals in mountain huts and picnic lunches during the climb.

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.

Disclaimer
The success of this climb of Mont Blanc is very dependent on weather conditions, we strongly advise you to book train tickets exchangeable and / or refundable to allow greater flexibility. IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants 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 lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back. This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010
 

About the Guide

 
 

I 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. With all my joy and my passion, I will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chili, 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 at each season and making me so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.
In the case you want to join one of the programs I propose and if I'm not available, you'll be going with a colleague of mine, IFMGA certified as well.

 
 
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