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.
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.
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.
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.
First day of the Mont Blanc ascent! We will take the first lift and climb up to the Gouter hut for the night.
Early start to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc. After spending few moments to admire the view, we will descent back to Chamonix.