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Mont Blanc summit with snow and ice skills (6 days)

Your IFMGA-certified guide Tal will lead you on one of the most popular and classic trips in the Alps, an ascent of Mont Blanc preceded by acclimatization in Chamonix. A climb that been luring visitors in for years with its spectacular scenery.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodAug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Climb the famous Mont Blanc - the highest mountain in the Alps!

  • Acclimatize in the stunning Chamonix - charming visitors for decades!

  • Stay in gorgeous and cosy mountain huts!

  • Beautiful scenery and sweeping panoramic views over Europe!

Description

Ascending the majestic and world-famous Mont Blanc is something that every mountaineer has to experience, and I invite you to join me on a guided tour that will entail the most classic way of doing this, as we acclimatize in Chamonix and follow the beautiful, archetypal path to the top.

Mont Blanc towers high above Europe, and is the highest mountain in The Alps. It has long been considered a climbing mecca, and such is its prominence it is being considered as a World Heritage site due to its raw beauty and perfect alpine terrain bringing large quantities of crowds each year.

After meeting on the first day in Chamonix/Argentiere for a safety briefing and gear check, we head off the next morning to the absolutely mesmerizing Grand Montets glacier, a tranquil slice of beauty, where we complete a snow and ice course. Afterwards we spend the night in the Argentiere hut.

The next two are spent acclimatizing to altitudes over 3000m, and the 4th night is spent at either the Cosmique or Tete Rousse huts, both picturesque places nestled amongst the snow and idyllic surrounding landscapes.

The 5th day is when we ascend to the top of the truly grand Mont Blanc, and once you are at the top you will never feel more alive as you look out on the sweeping views across Europe and beyond, the crisp air filling up your lungs adding to the euphoria.

After spending the night in the fun and refreshing Gouter Hut, we then descend back down to our starting point, where the trip finishes, hopefully feeling happy and satisfied that you have completed such a historical and traditional adventure.

Ascending Mont Blanc is a tradition every mountaineer should complete – book now to tick it off your list!

I also offer a Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization on Gran Paradiso, here!

Alternatively, try my tour of ski mountaineering on Mont Blanc, here!

Accommodation

3 nights in mountain huts, 2 nights in hotel.

More info

No previous experience in snow/ice or rock is required.

Meeting point

Meeting in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meet

Meeting at 17:00 in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity – for a briefing and a gear check.

Day 2: Grand Montets Glacier

With the Grands Montets lift we travel quick to the Grands Montets glacier (3200 m)- for a snow and ice course, after which, we descent to the Argentiere hut (2769 m) for an overnight (about 450 meters descent, max 2.5 hours walk).

Day 3: Acclimitization

A short climb in the huts area- the idea is to spend some hours above 3,000 meters- and descent to the valley (overnight in a hotel in the valley).

Day 4: Mont Blanc mountain hut

After resting well in the valley, we will head up to our Mont Blanc mountain hut- the Cosmique or the Tete Rousse huts are both good candidates for our Mont Blanc ascent. The destination will be decided about a week before our activity depending on the conditions on the mountain. (1100 meters elevation gain, about 4 hours walking to Tete Rousse hut)

Day 5: Ascend Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc ascent and an overnight in the Gouter (depending on the hut between 1400 meters climbing to 1100 meters, the summit day is usually calculated as a 10-12 hours day).

Day 6: Finish

Today’s plan is to get back down to the valley where our activity will be concluded! Estimated time to reach the valley- 12:00-14:00.


About the guide

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I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1702 each

Group of 2

EUR 1702 each

Group of 3

EUR 1702 each

Group of 4

EUR 1702 each

Group of 5

EUR 1702 each

Group of 6

EUR 1702 each

Group of 7

EUR 1702 each

Group of 8

EUR 1702 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price above is price per person. Price includes: - 6 full guided days in the mountains. - Planning and guiding by an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide/Aspirant. - Transportation throughout the activity - Guides expenses - Climbing gear (ice exes, ropes, harnesses, helmets etc.) - Guiding in a in a min/max 1:2 guide-client ratio on the Mont Blanc Price does not include: - Flights and insurances - Cable cars (twice through the week, up to 60 € per day) - Mountaineering boots (rental) - Overnights in a mountain huts and hotel in the valley (1/2 pension estimated 70 € a night) - Total price estimation 2,180 €


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