5 day Mont Blanc course by the "Traversée route", also called the "3 Mont Blanc route" : Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc.
To fully benefit from the guides' attention and advice, and therefore increase success and comfort during the ascent, you will be the only party member with your guide for the 3 Mont BLanc route.
Day 1 : Cramponing practice day on Mer de Glace or Argentiere glacier, hiking while roped up, mountaineering elementary knots. This group practice day was designed to match people of the same level.
6 people per guide.
Day 2 and 3: only one person per guide
Day2 : Snow climb: a day to practice the techniques seen the day before during a high altitude climb, above 3500 m . THis is also a good way to test yourself hiking in the high alpine.
suggested routes: Tour Ronde, Aiguille d’Entrèves…
1 person per guide.
Day 3 : Glacier high alpine route.
1 person per guide.
Climbing to the peak of Mont-Blanc : 1 person per guide.
Day 4 : We ride the tram to Aiguille du Midi (3842 m), and reach the Cosmiques hut (3613 m), after a one-hour walk approximately.
Day 5 : Climb up to the shoulder of Mont Blanc du Tacul (4100 m), then over Mont Maudit (4280 m) shoulder. We continue up the Brenva pass and to the peak of Mont Blanc (4807 m) : estimated hiking time 6 to 8 hours.
Depending on glacier conditions and encountered difficulties,return either the same way up or by Aiguille du Goûter hut(3819 m).
Equipement : 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, water bottle, headlamp, sunscreen lotion.
Specific equipement : Quality mountaineering boots ( rigid sole) , crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet.
Summer prices 2017 : 2270 € 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.
Renting mountaineering kit available : for 5 days :
mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet
Deposit required at time of reservation.
The remaining has to be paid 21 days before the beginning of the course.
For any further information, feel free to contact Laurence +33 4 50 53 94 32 or by email