People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
This 4-day Mont Blanc mountaineering course will combine alpine teachings with peak ascents to improve your climbing skills!
The Mont Blanc area is probably one of the best mountaineering spots in the world. It combines high mountains, tough to climb ridges and walls, beautiful sceneries and all the comfortable European hospitality.
So this course is ideal for those of you who want to learn how to move safely in the mountains. It’ll strengthen your skills and you’ll acquire new knowledge and techniques. This way you’ll rise beyond the elementary alpine skills.
Knots, abseiling, belaying, crampons technique, rock climbing, orienteering, weather, snow and avalanches are some of the topics we’ll see during this four days course.
We’ll go in ascending order. We’ll start checking the equipment and doing some basic knots and rope work. Then we’ll go over rock climbing and crampons walking techniques. FInally we’ll put all this in practice by climbing some peaks.
So please contact me if you are interested in doing this 4-day Mont Blanc mountaineering course, so we can start organizing your trip!
And if you’re looking for some longer mountaineering programs please check my “TMB” 8-day guided trek in the Alps or my Tour du Mont Blanc for advanced climbers in 6 days.
Ready for a Mont Blanc ascent? Make sure you read our blog post with everything you need to know about climbing the most famous mountain in the Alps: https://www.explore-share.com/blog/mont-blanc-climb-facts/.
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Equipment check, approach to a refuge in altitude with via Ferrata or cable car. Basic knots, anchors, safety system, abseiling, rope work. Overnight in refuge.
Rock climbing technique
Rock climbing technique, how to belay. Basics of orienteering, weather, navigation and route selection, rescue maneuver. Overnight in refuge.
Crampons technique and peak ascent
Mixte route ascent to Aiguille d’Entreves or Aiguille Croux or Aiguille Marbree. Crampons technique. Overnight in Courmayeur.
Cable car up to Helbronner or Aiguille du Midi station and mixte route climbing – Arête des Cosmiques traverse (AD-) or Aiguille Entreves (PD+).
About the Guide
I'm focused on helping people achieve their dreams. My goal is to enjoy the challenge and demands of the mountain in total safety. I offer my professionalism to guide people in mid and high mountain. Mountaineering, Off-piste skiing, Heliski, Rock climbing, Ski touring are a few of my favourite activities that I conduct all year round, in Courmayeur, Val d'Aoste and all around the world.
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