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Mont-Blanc Course

Mont-Blanc Course
Physical Level 4  
Category Mont-Blanc
Number of days : 5
Price : 1 365 €

Climbing to the peak of Mont-Blanc is a serious undertaking. By choosing one of our preparation course you are giving yourself a better chance to succeed. It is highly recommended to physically prepare yourself long before the climb.


For optimum safety, The Compagnie des Guides has unique guiding standards, allowing only 2 people per guide (except on Day 1). In addition, by keeping  the climbing party  small ( two plus the guide) we increase your chances of success to reach the summit.

For any further information, feel free to contact Laurence +33 4 50 53 94 32 or by email

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DAY 1 : Getting familiar with the use of crampons Mer de Glace is the perfect place to experience walking with crampons, progressing while roped-up
and basic mountaineering knots.
All participants registered for the course practice together in order to form evenly skilled parties of 2 ; 1 guide will lead 6 people at the most.
(2 people per guide for the rest of the week).

DAY 2 : Climbing on snow
A day to practice skills learnt on previous day in a “high alpine” environment.  
Practice walking/mountaineering at high altitude.
Route examples: Hiking across Vallée Blanche (TVB), Cosmiques Ridge, Aiguilles d’Entrèves? ...

DAY 3 : High alpine moutaineering
Climbing a new route that takes place in altitude.
Necessary climbing techniques involve snow and ice (mixed climbing), or similar conditions found during Voie Normale.
Route examples: Petite Verte, Argentière Glacier, Traversée des Crochues...

DAYS 4 & 5 : Ascent to the summit of Mont-Blanc
The guide will choose one of the routes presented below, according to your technical ability, mountain conditions, and mountain hut vacancy at the moment of the climb :
- “3-Mount” route, through Cosmiques hut,
- The “bosses ridge” or Voie Normale, through Goûter hut,
- North ridge of the Dome, through Grands Mulets hut,
- Aiguilles Grises, through Gonella hut,


Route exemple : The “Bosses Ridge” through Goûter Hut

DAY 4 : Climbing to the Goûter hut
We ride the cable car to Bellevue (1 850m/6 105ft) from Les Houches, and the Tramway du Mont-Blanc cog train to Nid d’Aigle (2 372m/7 830ft).
Then, we continue to the Tête Rousse hut (3 167m/10 450ft) 2H to 2H30 hours away, and reach the Goûter hut (3 913m/12 930ft) 2H30 to 3H later to spend the night (half-board).  

DAY 5 : To the summit and descent back to the valley
After an early rise(2H am) we start our way to Dome du Goûter ( 4 324m/14 270ft), then Vallot hut (4 362m/14400ft), continue up the “Bosses Ridge” leading to the top of Europe ( 4 810m/15 870ft).
We return back down to the valley the same day.

EQUIPMENT : Warm clothes:  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). Sunglasses adapted to altitude and goggles. Water bottle. Headlamp, sunscreen lotion.

Specific equipment : quality mountaineering boots (rigid sole), crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet.

The guide will advise you according to the conditions at the time.

Summer price 2016 : 1 290 per person This price includes : mountain guiding service, lift tickets (cable-car & cog-train), lunches, accomodation at the hut (Evening meal, bed, and breakfast ) Accommodation in Chamonix is at your charge.

OPTIONAL: Renting mountaineering kit available :                                                                                       134 Euros for 5 days : mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet.

OPTIONAL: training for altitude : A night at the Cosmiques hut on day 2 (2 people minimum) 
140€/person ( Dinner - sleeping - beakfast )

For any further information, feel free to contact Laurence +33 4 50 53 94 32 or by email

MAISON DE LA MONTAGNE

190 place de l'Eglise
F 74400 CHAMONIX

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88
info@chamonix-guides.com