Reach the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, on this exciting 5-day course.
* Get to the top of the highest peak in the Alps.
* Prepare for the climb and train your habilities.
* Accomplish a mountaineering goal.
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.
- Guiding fee
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.
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.
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.
Take the tramway du Mont Blanc to Nid dÁigle and climb to Gouter Hut. Sleep at the hut.
Early in the morning, we’ll start our climb to Mont Blanc Summit. Descend back to hut and to Nid D’Aigle train station.
Extra day in case of bad weather or poor conditions.
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.
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Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.
Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.
Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.
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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!
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.
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
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