An exciting NEW 5 day itinerary to climb Mont Blanc. The itinerary includes training on the Le Tour glacier, climbing the Aiguille du Tour (3540m), the classic Arete des Cosmiques and Mont Blanc (4810m).

Mont Blanc ascent over 2 days
Shorter time spent at high altitude
More technical training and fun preparation climbs
Alternative summits in case of bad weather
You will do some great mountaineering no matter what weather and conditions on Mont Blanc may be

CLIMB MONT BLANC 5 DAY COURSE

Shorter, more intensive Mont Blanc course with more technical climbing

From 2,275.00€

Price per person for a group of minimum 2 participants

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Intermediate tech level

 

5 days of climbing

 

2 nights in mountain huts

 

Fitness level 5/5

 

1:2 guiding ratio last 3 days

 

Available June - September

We created this programme for those with an excellent level of fitness and motivation, who wish to challenge themselves. 

This itinerary includes 3 days of preparation and training and 2 days ascent of Mont Blanc with one night in the Gouter hut.

The first two training days take place in the stunning environment of the Le Tour and Trient glaciers. You will learn all the essential skills for safe travel on glaciers and ice climbing basics. 

We will reduce the guiding ratio to 1:2 on the third training day, allowing for a flexible itinerary. You will climb some fun classic mixed routes such as the Cosmiques ridge, Pointe Lachenal or trek the Vallee Blanche traverse.

The ascent of Mont Blanc will be over two days, reducing your exposure to high altitude.

Dates

Climb Mont Blanc 5 day course dates - 2019

Start date Spaces
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June 13, 2019
2
2,275.00€
July 18, 2019
2
2,275.00€
July 21, 2019
2
2,275.00€
July 23, 2019
2
2,275.00€
July 25, 2019
2
2,275.00€
July 29, 2019
2
2,275.00€
July 30, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 03, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 08, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 11, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 12, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 22, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 27, 2019
2
2,275.00€
August 29, 2019
2
2,275.00€
September 05, 2019
2
2,275.00€
September 09, 2019
2
2,275.00€
September 17, 2019
2
2,275.00€
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Itinerary

Arrival Day - Welcome Meeting

The course starts with an evening meeting with your course leader and the other members of your group. Your guide will go though the itinerary for the week and answer any questions you may have.

Day 1

We will take the Balme chairlift and hike up to the Albert 1er hut (2702m). The Le Tour glacier offers a great playground for learning ice and snow skills with crampons, ice axe and ropes. You will spend the night in the hut.

Day 2

Today you will practice what you learned yesterday. Afteran early breakfast, you will climb some of the Chamonix classics such as the Aiguille du Tour or Petite Fourche.

Day 3

Today we will reduce the guiding ratio to 1:2 to allow more flexibility between the groups and more fun and technical climbing. We will take the Aiguille du Midi lift and climb from the Vallee Blanche glacier. There are many options of varied technical climbs: Arete des Cosmiques, the Pointes Lachenal or the famous Vallee Blanche traverse to name just few.

Day 4

First day of the Mont Blanc ascent! We will take the first lift and climb up to the Gouter hut for the night.

Day 5

Early start to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc. After spending few moments to admire the view, we will descent back to Chamonix.

Level Requirements

Mont Blanc (4810m) is technically more difficult than Kilimanjaro. While it is not obligatory, we recommend at least one day of crampon and ice axe training prior to the course.

You will need excellent levels of fitness and good endurance to climb Mont Blanc. If you run or trek long distances (10km or more) regularly, or do other cardio and endurance activities you will greatly improve your chances of a successful summit.

Equipment

Clothing

Mountaineering boots

Mountaineering boots

Warm hat

Warm hat

Thermal underwear

Thermal underwear

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Light puffer jacket

Light puffer jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Warm gloves

Warm gloves

Thin gloves

Thin gloves

Gaiters

Gaiters

Sun hat

Sun hat

Technical gear

Ice Axe

Ice Axe

Harness

Harness

Telescopic poles

Telescopic poles

Ski goggles

Ski goggles

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

35 - 45 litres rucksack

35 - 45 litres rucksack

Crampons

Crampons

Screwgate carabiner

Screwgate carabiner

Extras

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Sleeping bag liner

Sleeping bag liner

Washbag and toiletries

Washbag and toiletries

Earplugs

Earplugs

Included or not

Included

Guide Fees

5 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Mountain huts

2 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

Accommodation in Chamonix

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

Personal Equipment

Please see the "Equipment" tab to find out what you will need. Anything that you do not already have can be rented here in Chamonix, if there is anything you need then please contact us and we will be happy to organise it for you.

For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

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.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take our Search and Rescue mountain insurance - we can organise this for you 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.

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