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Ski mountaineering week on Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, 8-day Itinerary from Chamonix

Join Brent, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this spectacular 8-day ski mountaineering expedition up the two highest summits in the Alps. Climb Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa before racing back down each one, in what is likely to be, the ride of a lifetime.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration8 days
Offer periodApr
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Climb to the top of two of the Alps' most iconic summits.

  • Ski from the summits of Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc, along with a few others.

  • Enjoy the stunning alpine scenery of France and Switzerland.

Description

Towering up to 4,808 and 4,634 meters in elevation, respectively, Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa are the two tallest mountains in the Alps and when combined make for the ski mountaineering adventure of a lifetime!

After meeting up in the picturesque resort town of Chamonix, the adventure begins. After a quick introduction, we will head right out into the Valle Blanche or another nearby couloir on Aiguille du Midi in order to get in some warm up runs.

This will get the blood pumping and whet your appetite for what is to come.

We’ll spend the next three days climbing up this imposing peak, enjoying phenomenal views en route to the summit before making the descent of a lifetime down its steep and pristine slopes.

After returning to Chamonix, we will get some rest and transfer to Zermatt in order to prepare for act two: Monte Rosa.

We’ll warm up once again by skiing on Breithorn or Pollux, before skinning up Monte Rosa. From the summit, we’ll take in some of the best views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc around.

The descent back down will be utterly phenomenal as we race down some of the best powder in all of Switzerland, and Europe!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 8-day ski mountaineering expedition to the summits of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my backcountry skiing weekend in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia!

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Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet in Chamonix and do a bit of skiing in the Valle Blanche or another steep  and local couloir.

Day 2 to 4: Mont Blanc

We will begin our approach to Mont Blanc and stay in the Grands Mulets hut. The following day we will summit the peak before returning to the hut. The next day, we return to Chamonix.

Day 5: Travel to Zermatt

We will relax and head to Zermatt for our ascent of Monte Rosa.

Day 6 to 8: Monte Rosa

We will travel via cable car from Zermatt to Pollux or the Breithorn and do a bit of skiing before heading to the Monte Rosa hut. The following day, we will ascend to the summit of Monte Rosa before returning to the hut. On the final day, we will ski back to Zermatt for a celebratory dinner before we say goodbye.


Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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I grew up in Colorado with skis on my feet and a rope in my hands. I began skiing at the age of three and rock climbing at the age of five. Sometime in between, I climbed my first mountain.

When I'm not climbing or guiding, I am typically sharing food and drinks with friends and family, training at the gym, or dancing to the "umps umps umps" of house music around a campfire.

When I began my professional guiding career in 2010, I realized my lifetime hobbies of skiing and rock climbing have real value in this world. Over the last several years, I have helped thousands of clients reach their alpine goals, and more importantly, enjoy their experiences on the mountain.

I have skied, rock climbed and guided throughout the western US and Canada, the Alps, the Norwegian fjords, the Southern Alps in New Zealand, the Brazilian granite domes and on limestone in Thailand. I have skied steep descents such as Grand Teton, climbed 5.13 on bolts and gear and played around on snow-covered rock and ice.

When you book one of my trips, you'll be working directly with me. I will work with you from your initial inquiry and throughout your trip. I will personally be your guide and instructor, making sure you receive the highest quality instruction and have a great time too.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3279 each

Group of 2

USD 4537 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Permit and entrance fees

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

• Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, shovel)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Please note the accommodations and meals included in this price are only when we're on the mountain NOT in town.


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