This 4 day programme was designed for those who prefer to summit the Mont Blanc with a private guide. There will be no other person on the rope with you and the ascent will be adapted to your speed and abilities. You will have the full attention of your guide allowing faster progress during the training days as well as faster ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc.
The first two days are allocated for preparation, acclimatisation and training. You will visit one of the famous local glacier - Mer de Glace, Argentiere glacier or the iconic Vallee Blanche. You will spend 1 night on a mountain hut to adjust to the high altitude and low air pressure. We will work with you on your ice axe & crampons techniques, rope work and glacier travel safety skills.
The last two days are allocated for the Mont Blanc ascent. You we will climb Mont Blanc via the Gouter hut. We will stay either in the Tete Rousse or the Gouter hut, depending on the weather and conditions. We will summit the Mont Blanc on the last day of the programme and return to Chamonix.
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.
If you need further advice on how to prepare for this course, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We run these programmes from beginning of June until end of September. Please contact to for check dates and availability.
One client per guide during all 4 days.
Price per person.
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