Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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.
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.
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.
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.
|21/09/2019 to 24/09/2019|
1545€ per person.
14h Rocky pop hotel at the 'Houches' Chamonix
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.
- Ice axe
- 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.
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.
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.
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