Dare to climb Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, via the normal route. A 2-day program led by IFMGA-certified guide Indio. Previous acclimatization will be needed.
If you are a mountain lover, you have probably heard about Mont Blanc. With its 4810 meters, it is the highest mountain in the Alps and one of the most famous, imposing and visited – not only by locals but by mountaineers from all over the world. Since its first ascent in 1786, Mont Blanc has been the goal of many adventurers who have it at the top of their bucket list.
If you are looking for a serious objective in Mont Blanc, I strongly recommend this two-day ascent via the Gouter route. Here I give you more details about the itinerary:
On day 1 ,we will leave very early from Nid d’Aigle (2372m) where we will arrive via the Bellevue cable car and the Mont Blanc train. Then we will continue to the Tête Rousse refuge (3167m), from where a more demanding climb begins. After ascending the Aiguille du Gouter, we will finally reach the Gouter mountain hut. It will take a total of 5 hours.
On day 2, the final climb to the Mont Blanc summit awaits us. We will start early in the morning passing by the Dôme de Goûter (4275m), the Vallot Hut (4362m) and L’arête de Bosses to finally reach the imposing 4810-meter-high summit. We will get there with the first rays of sun so we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the view until it’s time to descend. Round trip time: 12 hours.
Remember that to make this ascent in 2 days prior acclimatization will be necessary. Also, you’ll need to have some mountaineering skills, such as walking in crampons and use an ice axe. Finally, a good fitness level is a must.
Ready for this big challenge in the Alps? Send your request and book this trip. I’ll be happy to guide you in Mont Blanc.
This 2-day ascent is only suitable for experienced mountaineers with previous acclimatisation. People with less experience, should check out my 5-day program: Mont Blanc ascent via Gouter route with acclimatization.
Some reference costs: train € 35 per person, half-board accommodation in Gouter Hut +/- € 100 per person and +/- € 70 for the guide.
I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.
I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new routes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains. I climbed Mount Fitz Roy five times and Mount Torre three times. All of them through different routes and some of them opening a new one.
One of my biggest achievements was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. As well as climbing the Tehuelche route on the Fitz Roy hill in 16 hours.
I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province. I am also a member of the technical committee of the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, in which I am part of the staff of instructors for IFMGA guides.
I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.
Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering. Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.
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|EUR 1135 each|
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|EUR 619 each|
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Indio was a fun and skillful guide! My friend and I did multi and single pitch with him and felt very safe. We felt like we were climbing with a friend and learned along the way! We will be back, maybe next time mountaineering with Indio!
Indio was an amazing guide! I am safe and sound on the ground now :) He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and weather patterns; he changed plans, urged me to move faster accordingly. He answered all my questions and was really patient with my slowness. As for the climb, it\'s a great intro to Alpine world. I\'m primarily a rock climber, so the ice/snow part was all new. The ice/snow part was strenuous, but doable as a completely newbie, and basically you can be pulled up or lowered if you\'re struggling. Approach was long, rocky, and windy. What a great experience. Highly recommend Indio and the climb!
Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over \"systems\" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can\'t say enough good things about Indio!
Lisa McCarthy & Mark Dabbs
Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I\'d recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he\'s a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb
Beautiful experience, profesional guiding, excellent group, perfect climate, what else do you need. Thanks to Indio for his professional skills has Guide and thanks to Explore&Hare for the service and this unforgettable opportunity. Fred
Gracias por los comentarios, la pasamos muy bien en la Ascensión. un muy buen grupo y divertidos!!
Indio is a very friendly and skillful guide who brought us on the top of the wonderful Cerro Solo. No doubt it\'s the best way to explore Patagonia!
With Indio you will surely spend a great time! Very professional and friendly. I recommend him. He guided me to the top of Cerro Solo in El Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina. I am looking forward to going with you for a coming expedition in San Juan province.
If you think of organising a trip to the \"6miles\" in Catamarca, I am in! Thanks for your guiding tour around \"El Chalten\"!
Thanks for bringing us to Cerro Solo (el Chalten)! It has been a wonderful adventure! I\'ll come back or maybe we see each other in your region, San Juan, to climb some volcanos...! Take care, Gauthier