• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Aug, Sep

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 3 Mounts 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. 

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.

Price per person

1 Person1400.00EUR
Group of 2800.00EUR
Group of 31000.00EUR
Group of 4800.00EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
Gear can be rented from Chamonix at around 135 Eur for 5 days. Ex: crampons + ice axe, harness, helmet, mountaineering boots.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Chamonix Town Center

Accommodation

Mountain huts.

More info

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.