The ascent of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, (4810 m) is accessible to any person in good physical shape.However , one must consider its undertaking seriously, due to sudden changes in snow and weather conditions.To climb up Mont-Blanc, one must show good stamina to effort , be aclimatized to altitude, as well as have basic training in progressing on glaciated terrain, and a minimum mountain safety knowledge.One can run our special Mont-Blanc preparation one-day-course, and of course practice alpine climbing.A guide can take no more than two people on his rope.
For any further information, feel free to contact Laurence +33 4 50 53 94 32 or by email
PERIOD OF ASCENT : This ascent can be undertaken during the whole summer, from mid-June to the end of September. Good weather is a must, it can be found at any time during the season.
PERSONAL INSURANCE : It is highly recommended to subscribe to an individual insurance. Information is available from our office at Maison de la Montagne in Chamonix.
HUTS & FOOD : half-board and night in dormitory in catered mountain huts (blankets provided). It is necessary to carry up your lunchs (pic-nics).
EQUIPMENT : A successive layer dress up is advisable in order to adjust to temperature variables.Warm clothes: a pair of warm pants, a warm jacket preferably with a hood (light down jacket), a polar fleece and/or windbreaker with a hood, quality gloves and/or mittens, warm socks, high gaiters. Altitude sunglasses and goggles, a water bottle ( min 2 quarts or a liter), a headlamp with new batteries and sunscreen lotion. Specific equipment: quality mountaineering boots (not too rigid), crampons, an ice axe, a climbing harness, a helmet. Specific equipment can be rented in local sport shops for approximately 25 € per person and per day.The guide will advise you according to the conditions at the time.
DAY 1 : Leaving Chamonix to les Houches (8 km) in the morning at 8 hour. Les Houches to Bellevue (1850 m) with cable-car, from Bellevue to Nid d’Aigle (2372 m) with Mont Blanc Railway, from Nid d’Aigle to Tête Rousse refuge (3167 m) - 2 to 2 1/2 hours ; from Tête Rousse to Aiguille du Goûter refuge (3819 m) - 2 to 3 hours (night stop).
DAY 2 : From the refuge to the Dôme du Goûter (4304 m) - 2 1/2 hours, from Dôme du Goûter to Vallot refuge (4362 m) 1 hour, from Vallot to the top via l’arête des Bosses 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Return via Vallot refuge, Col du Dôme, Grands Mulets refuge (3050 m), Plan de l’Aiguille (2300 m), back down with the cable-car to Chamonix.
Three Mont-Blanc Crossing :
DAY 1 : Cable-car from Chamonix to the top of l’Aiguille du Midi (3842 m). A short descent with crampons gets us to Les Cosmiques refuge (3613 m).
DAY 2 : Ascent of Mont-Blanc du Tacul (4200 m), then the shoulder of Mont-Maudit (4280 m), Brenva Pass and summit of Mont-Blanc - 6 to 8 hours.
Return route via the same way or via Goûter refuge, depending on snow and glacier conditions.
Price 2017 : 990 €/Guide
1 guide for 1 or 2 clients on normal route.
1 guide for 1 client on the 3 Mont-Blanc route.
(Food, lodging, transportation should be paid by the Guests).
For reasons of planing and refuges we don't sell this "product" on ligne so we invite you to contact directely Laurence by phone or email.