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Mont Blanc Guided Climb with Paraglide Descent

Join Yannick, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this unique opportunity to climb the legendary Mont Blanc. After reaching the summit, you will descend in style - by paragliding back to Chamonix!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Climbing Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in Western Europe, is an adventure many aspire to achieve. During this trip, I invite you to take that adventure one step further by descending the mountain with me on a paraglider!

Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps at 4,808 meters, is a classic Alpine climb.  Those who reach the summit are rewarded with incredible views of some of the most beautiful snow-capped mountains in Europe, as well as the accomplishment of having completed a tough ascent.  After reaching the summit, fatigued climbers must typically descend the mountain the usual way, by reversing the route and climbing down.  But not us – after we celebrate our summit, the next phase of our adventure begins.

Please note that we cannot offer this program during the months of July and August as flying down the south face of Mont Blanc is prohibited during these months. 

Instead of the usual decent, we will soar back to Chamonix in style!  From the summit, we will launch our tandem paraglide for the return journey by air.   You will have an impressive view of the route you just climbed, as you offer words of encouragement to those still making their way up or down the mountain.  Plus, the descent by paraglide is considerably shorter, only taking 1 hour to land in Chamonix.  This is an incredible way to experience some of the best alpine landscapes in Europe.

We have two options for the route we could take.  The first is considered the “classic” climb, and involves taking a cable car up the side of the mountain, to reduce the distance we have to ascend by foot.  At the summit, we fly down.  The total trip takes 2 days, with one night spent on the mountain.

If want to take on an even greater challenge, I also offer an alternate 3-day trip starting from Les Houches – the very bottom of the mountain. By skipping the cable cars, we will have a chance to better acclimatize as we ascend. Plus, it is a more difficult option that allows you the accomplishment of completing the entire mountain by foot.  This climb will takes 3 days, with 2 nights in a mountain refuge.  After 3 days of climbing, we fly down from the summit.

Participants should already be acclimatized to complete this journey.  Additionally, previous mountaineering experience, including familiarity with the use of crampons and other tools, such as ice axes, is required.

Paralpinism, like all air sports, is very dependent on weather. So if you like to fly and ski, hike or climb you must be ready to change your target at the last minute. I can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to fly, but I promise to do my best to make it happen and have a beautiful and safe journey.

This is how it works :

a) We set a dat