An exclusive program of 4 days with 1 mountain guide per person from the second day to summit the highest mountain in Europe
Day 1 : Technical training / basics mountaineering skills.
Routes / summit : Arête des Crochues and Belvédère, walking while roped up and elementary knots.
Day 2 : Snow and ice / mixed hiking in high altitude.
We will test you using the technics learnt on day 1 on the high mountain terrain, over an altitude of 3500 m.
Routes / summit : Traversée de la Vallée Blanche, Arête à Laurence Arête des cosmiques, Aiguille d’Entrèves….
Day 3 : Departure for Mont-Blanc ascent. 2 option according to the route choosen + 50 m - 200 m
3 monts route: from the Cable car of the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m), improving crampons technique and short hiking with crampons to reach the Cosmiques hut (3613m), about 2 hours.
Gouter route: from the cable car of Bellevue and Nid d’Aigle tramway, hiking and climbing the Aiguille du Gouter to reach the Gouter hut (3817), about 5 hours. +1350 m
Day 4 : Mont-Blanc summit day + 1400 m - 2700 m
3 monts route: Mont Blanc du Tacul shoulder (4100 m) then shoulder of the Mont Maudit (4280 m), Brenva pass and Mont Blanc summit (4810 m) : 6 to 8 hours.
Return route via the same way or via Aiguille du Goûter (3819 m) depending on snow and glacier conditions
Gouter route: Dôme du Gouter ( 4304m), Arête des Bosses and Mont Blanc summit (4807m) : 5 to 7 hours.
Return route via the same way. + 1000m - 2700m
PHYSICAL LEVEL :
The participant must have a very good physical condition: Mont-Blanc ascent has to be prepared with a regular training to get a good stamina. (Running, cycling, hiking…)
Hiking experience with crampons : Before climbing Mont-Blanc it is necessary to be able to hike with crampons in high altitude. We will teach you the techniques on the first days of the course.
1 private guide for 1 participant. This specific and unique guiding policy will allow the best flexibility to reach the summit in the best conditions.
1 night at the Cosmiques hut. Dormitories.
Nights and diners in Chamonix are not included.
Picnic lunch every day.
Days 3 and 4 while climbing Mont-Blanc you will have dinner and breakfast at the hut.
Water is not included in the mountain hut, please take some euros for your drinks.
The necessary equipment list is here attached.
You can rent the technical equipment : high mountain boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, and helmet .
ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
4 days Mont Blanc program is starting every monday and every thursday from mid-june to early October. Please contact us to check possibilities.
Meeting at our office at 6 pm (190 place de l’Eglise in Chamonix) the evening before you start the program to meet your guide and plan your ascents together.
PRICE 2017 : 1820 € per person.
- Guiding fees
- Lift pass
- Picnic lunch for the 4 days
- Half board accomodation at the hut during the Mont-Blanc ascent.
-Accomodation, diners and breakfast in Chamonix
Warm pair of pants, warm jacket preferably with a hood, polar fleece and
windbreaker with a hood.
Quality gloves and or mits,
Warm socks, gaiters.
Backpack ( 40 liters)
Altitude sunglasses and goggles.
Headlamp, sunscreen lotion.
Cotton or silk sleeping bag for the hut.
Quality mountaineering boots ,
Crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet.
The guide will advise you according to the conditions at the time.
Rental equipment option: /pers
High mountain boots, crampons, ice axe, harness and helmet
This program can be changed depending on weather and mountain conditions, or technical level of the participant. The decision is up to the mountain guide. We can propose you the ascent of a different glacier summit, for example Gran Paradiso in Italy. (2 days - overnight at Victor Emmanuel hut)