This long passage that leads to Mont-Blanc allows a complete immersion in altitude during 3 days and is one of the best ways to reach the summit of Europe. After a day of approach to reach the Conscrits hut from Val Montjoie, the atmosphere is both wild and aerial. Two consecutive days in altitude, on the thin ridges of Dômes de Miage, Aiguille of Bionnassey and the Bosses ridge…A great altitude course might look like climbing the summit of a high Himalayan peak !
DAY 1: Making contact + snow course
Meeting between the guide and client. The Contamine-Grisolle route on Triangle du Tacul (+ summit of Mont-Blanc du Tacul if possible) – Night at the Cosmiques hut.
Review of cramponing techniques and rope handling in an easy and quickly accessible route.
Review of mountaineering basics, rope handling and rappelling
2 people max /guide
DAY 2: Course of acclimatization and preparation
Snow course : practicing techniques seen the day before. “High mountain” course. 1 person/guide
Night in Chamonix
Example of a course : Midi-Plan ridge
DAY 3: Hike to the Conscrits hut +1570m
About a 5 hour hike from the village of Les Contamines. 1 person/guide
DAY 4: Traverse to Les Dômes de Miage / Night at the Durier hut +1250m
Leaving the Conscrits hut, we first go up to the Aiguille de la Bérangère. From this point, we will not leave the ridges until the highest point of this traverse: the top of Mont-Blanc.
We reach the Durier hut by crossing the magnificent Dômes de Miage.
DAY 5:Traverse of the Aiguille de Bionnassay – Ascension of Mont Blanc and back to theAiguille du Midi + 1441m / - 1200m
Ascension of the Aiguille de Bionnassay from the Durier hut. Traverse of the thin ridge leading to the Piton des Italiens. From this point, we join the normal route to Mont-Blanc.
This program can be modified according to the conditions (weather, snow falls…) and we reserve the right to offer the ascent of another peak.
The guide may also need to change the route depending on the technical level of the participants.
Details – Miage-Bionassay-Mont Blanc Traverse:
Long altitude course – quite difficult 4188 of high difference in 3 days
Course taking place in high altitude: good acclimatization is essential.
The climb of the ridge S of the Aiguille de Bionnassay and the junction with the Dôme du Goûter by the famous ridge E, centers all the difficulties of the crossing. A good crampon technique is required to make progress on this ridge of snow / very thin ice.
PHYSICAL LEVEL :
Person in excellent physical condition.
TECHNCAL LEVEL :
Some quite difficult courses beforehand and good ease with crampons.
DATES : Every Monday between mid-June and mi-August.
Meeting at 8 :30AM at the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, 190 Place de l’Eglise.
PRICES 2017: 2900 € per person
Included in the package :
- Mountain guide service
- Lift access
- Lunch picnics
- Half-board in mountain hut.
-Lodging in Chamonix