Climb Mont Blanc with a guide, one of worlds ultimate mountaineering challenges
After many years of experience organising Mont Blanc ascents, Chamonix Experience have developed an excellent & unparralelled 6 day itinerary to climb Mont Blanc including 3 days of essential alpine preparation.
How are we different to the other competition? Why book your climb with Chamex?More lift passes included - more flexibility & alternatives in case of bad conditions A shorter 2 day ascent of Gran Paradiso, so we can include a valuble preparation day aclimatising from the famous Aiguille du Midi lift 3842m 3 day ascent of MB - more flexibility to maximise your chance of summiting GUARANTEED pre-reserved places in both the Tete Rousse & Gouter refuges - best tactical method for reaching summit Smaller groups for a more personalised experience Fully UIAGM qualified guides, local to Chamonix with years of climbing experience in the area Locally run and fully registered French business, based in Chamonix
The Chamonix Valley is dominated by the majestic dome of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe at 4810m. Every year the summit of Mont Blanc becomes the ultimate objective for mountaineers the world over, all striving to stand on top of the roof of Europe and look down on the major summits of the Alps.
Our many years of experience guiding in the region have equipped us with the knowledge to give you the best possible preparation and acclimatisation for your Mont Blanc ascent, whose difficulty should not be underestimated.
Chamonix Experience has developed this 6 day itinerary, with 3 days dedicated to the Mont Blanc summit attempt. This allows for more flexibility should bad weather intervene and maximises your chances of reaching the top. The three preparation days offer an exciting itinerary dedicated to perfecting your alpine climbing skills and allowing you to explore some of the most stunning locations in the Mont Blanc Massif. Your trip will include two 4000m peaks, with an initial climb of Italy's highest mountain, the Gran Paradiso 4061m.
During this time, you will be taught glacier travel techniques and have plenty of opportunity to practice your crampon and ice axe skills in preparation for a safe and successful ascent; the final 3 days are for the Mont Blanc ascent itself. The guide to client ratios on this course are 1 guide for 4 clients during the preparation days and 1 guide for 2 clients during the 3 ascent days - this not only ensures a greater standard of safety but also maximises your enjoyment of the trip and your chances of a successful summit attempt.
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Mont Blanc is a relatively technical and physically very demanding climb. You have to be able to move over uneven terrain with some steep sections and some scrambling pitches. You have to be able to hike and climb over such terrain for about 8 hours at a good and steady pace without being too tired the next day.
If you have some previous mountain climbing experience, such as Kilimanjaro or Aconcagua, it is great. But you should expect a far greater physical and technical challenge on the Mont Blanc climb.
However, we do accept beginners on this course and the first 3 days are allocated for acclimatisation and alpine training, which is specific for the challenge of climbing Mont Blanc. We will train you in crampon and ice axe techniques, glacier travel, and other important safety skills. As long as you are fit and have good stamina, you should not be disadvantaged by a lack of climbing experience.
Regular hiking and/or long distance running, swimming and/or cycling are great forms of training for this course. Remember that you have to include some uphill hiking and/or running - training on flat terrain will not give you the same kind of fitness, however it is better than no training at all! If you live in a city and have limited access to the outdoors, ask for advice at your local gym as many gyms have mountain climbing specific training programs.