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5-day course to Mont Blanc summit

Mont Blanc

Reach the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, on this exciting 5-day course. Mihnea, an IFMGA mountain guide, has prepared an itinerary that includes preparation and acclimatization.

Private

Alps

5 Days

Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Get to the top of the highest peak in the Alps.
  • Prepare for the climb and train your habilities.
  • Accomplish a mountaineering goal.

Description

Standing at the top of Mont Blanc (4810 m) is something that every mountain lover should experience at least once in a lifetime. Would you like to join me?

The Mont Blanc Mountain Range is an endless playground for mountaineering, rock or alpine climbing and ski mountaineering.

At the heart of this range towers the impressive Mont Blanc (4810 m), the highest peak in the Alps and the most obvious way to start discovering these beautiful glaciated mountains.

This time, I propose a 5-day course that is both a training and an ascent.

The ascent of Mont Blanc (either via the Trois Mont route or Gouter route) is a serious climb due to the logistics required, the strategy of the climb, some objective dangers and -last but not least- the technical difficulties and altitude.

Because of that, going with an experienced mountain guide who knows the area well and has good technical abilities will increase significantly your chances of success and safety.

In this 5-day course, you will prepare yourself for this climb and also for other similar climbs.

Acclimatization is a very important factor for climbing Mont Blanc. That’s why having extra days to let the body adapt to the thin air and low pressure is better and safer.

Ascending this peak has become a very popular activity, so it’s sometimes a bit crowded. However, it’s still an extraordinary experience that will open up different new perspectives for you.

I climbed Mont Blanc for my first time in 2007: it was my first adventure in the French Alps. Since then, I returned every year and climbed many other interesting routes, peaks ridges and couloirs in this area.

This programme also includes visiting as many areas as possible on this incredible mountain range. You can find the complete itinerary below this description.

Are you ready for an incredible adventure in Mont Blanc? Please, contact me if you’d like to join this trip or something similar. I’ll be happy to share my passion for climbing mountains with you. 

Also, you can take a look at this 2-day program that I lead to the summit.

Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix / Mer de Glace glacier

Meeting point at 9 AM in front of Montenvers Train Station – equipment check and training day with crampons, ice axe and rope on the Mer de Glace glacier.

Day 2: Acclimatization + training

Acclimatization + training day at Aiguille du Midi / Torino Hut – Traverse of Pointe Lachenal or Cosmique Ridge or Tour Ronde ascent, spend the night back in Chamonix.

Day 3: Chamonix / Gouter Hut

Take the tramway du Mont Blanc to Nid dÁigle and climb to Gouter Hut. Sleep at the hut.

Day 4: Mont Blanc Summit

Early in the morning, we’ll start our climb to Mont Blanc Summit. Descend back to hut and to Nid D’Aigle train station.

Day 5: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather or poor conditions.

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain huts.

More info

Please note that I can only take one client on the Trois Monts route.

Equipment: It is recommended to wear and adaptable layering system for changeable conditions. Ex: underpants + overpants, good quality base layer + spare, midlayer shirt (sythetic), windproof/waterproof jacket + insulation jacket, good waterproof gloves + mittens, warm socks + spare ones, sun glasses, windproof hat, wind bandana, backpack, headlamp + batteries, water bottle, small first aid kit.

Meeting point

Chamonix Town Center

About the guide

I’m an IFMGA mountain guide, a geographer and a passionate alpinist and climber.

I started going in the mountains as a child, at first very close to my home, in the Romanian Carpathians. In these mountains I discovered the passion for outdoor activities and climbing. It was not long until I started discovering other mountains and their challenges and I began building a "mountain climbing lifestyle".

I went in different expeditions around the world and I am always looking for interesting challenges in far away mountain ranges. As often as possible I spend my time in the Alps, training, climbing and enjoying life.

I became a national mountain guide in Romania in 2011. Since then, I love sharing my passion for the mountains and I enjoy taking clients to incredible places. I'm also a volunteer in educational activities to promote the values of authentic alpinism.

I believe in self development and always getting better at what I do, so in 2015 I joined the IFMGA mountain guide training program at EEMGA (East European Mountain Guides Association) and became a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide in 2018.

It will be my pleasure to guide you in any adventure in the mountains.

Languages

Romanian | English | French

Certificates

AGMR | IFMGA

Residence

Romania


What people are saying about this trip

Zu Chu Liang

1.00

July, 2019

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Sarah Trowell

5.00

July, 2019

My partner and I felt so safe with Mihnea. Mihnea was very professional and listened to how we were feeling during the entire time he was with us. He is very knowledgable about Mounteering. We decided not to attempt the summit due to bad weather a few days before and Mihnea tailored another plan for us which we had a great time doing. Mounteneering was very physically and mentally challenging and I am glad we got to spend time with Mihnea to learn more about techniques so maybe we can practice more and then one day attempt the summit again with Mihnea. This is a great trip!

Jason Rae

5.00

July, 2018

Mihnea is an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable, great company and everything you would want in a guide. If I come back or do another route I will try to get him again for sure. Thank you.

Warren Symons

4.00

October, 2017

I think mont blanc and Chamonix is an amazing area to learn climbing skills and would recommend it. My guide was very skilled and took all safety precautions where necessary and had great days in the Alps. A couple of points I need to mention, It isn't made clear what accommodation is required and therefore was trying to book last minute which I found disrupting. The other thing is what your fee covers isn't made clear .I had to pay my guides lift fees which should be included in the fee, so be aware of what's covered before you register. Regards Warren Symons


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1702 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1135 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1135 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1135 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Not included: personal expenses, gear rental, accommodation and meals. Gear can be rented from Chamonix at around 135 Eur for 5 days. Ex: crampons + ice axe, harness, helmet, mountaineering boots.




 

 

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