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Alpinist’s Mont Blanc course

An exceptional course combining our two most popular courses – Our educational alpine climbing course teaching you all the most important mountaineering essentials, followed by a prestigious Mont Blanc summit ascent.

EDUCATIONAL COURSE

This package includes 3 days of technical and safety training.

SMALL GUIDING RATIO

Climb more technical routes and experience more personalized instruction.

MONT BLANC HUT

We take care of the logistics including the hut reservations for you.

LEARN BASIC ALPINE CLIMBING SKILLS AND CLIMB THE MONT BLANC

This course have been designed to be educational, teaching all the basic safety skills and techniques involved in summer mountaineering, including a guided ascent of the Mont Blanc as the grand finale of the week.

The course is divided into two parts: 3 days of instruction, climbing and acclimatization and 3 days to climb Mont Blanc. If you are looking to get your teeth stuck into some real mountaineering, as well as climbing Mont Blanc, then this course is for you.

First 3 Days Mountaineering Instruction

The preparation days will teach you the skills needed for Mont Blanc ascent and much more. We will cover, glacier travel safety skills, crampon and ice axe techniques, essential mountaineering knots, and basic mixed climbing skills to name just few. Small guiding ratios from day 2 allow for a personal approach and more technical style climbing.

As we will climb at high altitude during the preparation days, you will become both more comfortable and acclimatised in readiness for the final big summit push at the end of the week.

Mont Blanc Ascent 3 Days

We will climb the Mont Blanc via the normal route on the last 3 days of the course. Following your alpine climbing training beforehand, you will now have a better understanding and sense of confidence for the ascent. You should feel comfortable on crampons and be more familiar with the safety techniques and reasoning behind the planning and decisions taken by the guides.

We run this course from beginning of June until end of September. We strongly recommend that you book as soon as possible, ideally by the preceding autumn, so that we can secure your places in the mountain huts. Please contact us for dates and guide availability.

From: 3190 €

Intermediate

  • Fitness level 4/5
  • Guiding ratio 1:2 for 5 days
  • 6 days course
  • Available June – September
  • 3 nights in huts

Dates

Alpinist’s Mont Blanc course
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Monday 3 June 2024
Saturday 8 June 2024
Guaranteed
3190 €
Sunday 9 June 2024
Friday 14 June 2024
Guaranteed
3190 €
Sunday 9 June 2024
Friday 14 June 2024
Guaranteed
3190 €
Sunday 16 June 2024
Friday 21 June 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 30 June 2024
Friday 5 July 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Monday 8 July 2024
Saturday 13 July 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 21 July 2024
Friday 26 July 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 4 August 2024
Friday 9 August 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 1 September 2024
Friday 6 September 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Wednesday 4 September 2024
Monday 9 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Sunday 8 September 2024
Friday 13 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Thursday 12 September 2024
Tuesday 17 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Sunday 15 September 2024
Friday 20 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Tuesday 17 September 2024
Sunday 22 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Sunday 22 September 2024
Friday 27 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Thursday 29 May 2025
Tuesday 3 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 2 June 2025
Saturday 7 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 9 June 2025
Saturday 14 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 16 June 2025
Saturday 21 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 23 June 2025
Saturday 28 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Saturday 28 June 2025
Thursday 3 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 7 July 2025
Saturday 12 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 14 July 2025
Saturday 19 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 21 July 2025
Saturday 26 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 28 July 2025
Saturday 2 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 4 August 2025
Saturday 9 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 11 August 2025
Saturday 16 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 18 August 2025
Saturday 23 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 25 August 2025
Saturday 30 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 1 September 2025
Saturday 6 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 8 September 2025
Saturday 13 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 15 September 2025
Saturday 20 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 22 September 2025
Saturday 27 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €

Dates

Alpinist’s Mont Blanc course
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Monday 3 June 2024
Saturday 8 June 2024
Guaranteed
3190 €
Sunday 9 June 2024
Friday 14 June 2024
Guaranteed
3190 €
Sunday 9 June 2024
Friday 14 June 2024
Guaranteed
3190 €
Sunday 16 June 2024
Friday 21 June 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 30 June 2024
Friday 5 July 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Monday 8 July 2024
Saturday 13 July 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 21 July 2024
Friday 26 July 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 4 August 2024
Friday 9 August 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Sunday 1 September 2024
Friday 6 September 2024
Fully booked
3190 €
Wednesday 4 September 2024
Monday 9 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Sunday 8 September 2024
Friday 13 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Thursday 12 September 2024
Tuesday 17 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Sunday 15 September 2024
Friday 20 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Tuesday 17 September 2024
Sunday 22 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Sunday 22 September 2024
Friday 27 September 2024
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Thursday 29 May 2025
Tuesday 3 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 2 June 2025
Saturday 7 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 9 June 2025
Saturday 14 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 16 June 2025
Saturday 21 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 23 June 2025
Saturday 28 June 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Saturday 28 June 2025
Thursday 3 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 7 July 2025
Saturday 12 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 14 July 2025
Saturday 19 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 21 July 2025
Saturday 26 July 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 28 July 2025
Saturday 2 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 4 August 2025
Saturday 9 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 11 August 2025
Saturday 16 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 18 August 2025
Saturday 23 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 25 August 2025
Saturday 30 August 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 1 September 2025
Saturday 6 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 8 September 2025
Saturday 13 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 15 September 2025
Saturday 20 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Monday 22 September 2025
Saturday 27 September 2025
Two more to guarantee
3190 €
Clothing
Mountaineering boots
Clothing
Warm hat
Clothing
Fleece or woollen layers
Clothing
Light puffer jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Clothing
Warm gloves
Clothing
Thin gloves
Clothing
Gaiters
Clothing
Sun hat
Clothing
T-shirts
Clothing
Long sleeve shirt
Technical gear
Ice axe
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Ski goggles
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
Crampons
Technical gear
Lanyard
Technical gear
60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik
Technical gear
Trekking poles
Technical gear
30 litres backpack
Other essentials
Sunglasses
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Other essentials
Headlamp with fresh batteries
Other essentials
Washbag and toiletries
Other essentials
Earplugs
Other essentials
Antibacterial handwash
Other essentials
Sleeping bag liner – lightweight
Included in price

Mountain Guide Fees

Our course includes 6 days of guiding and instruction by experienced UIAGM qualified mountain guide. All our guides have been chosen for their lovely personality and high standard of skills.

Mountain huts

3 nights accommodation in mountain huts with breakfast and dinner included.

Lift passes

The cost of any lift access that is required during the course for the itinerary described above.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Insurance

Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.