A 3 day Mont Blanc ascent designed for Chamonix Experience clients who have recently completed one of our preparation courses and are already trained in crampon and ice axe techniques.

ALREADY ACCLIMATISED?
Then this summit attempt is for you!
3 DAY ASCENT OF MONT BLANC
More flexibility to maximise your chance of summiting

MONT BLANC 3 DAYS EXTENSION

Mont Blanc Summit 3 Day Extension

From 1,390.00€

Price per person for a group of 2 participants

   

Advanced tech level

 

3 days ascent

 

Physically highly demanding

 

Previous acclimatisation required

 

Guiding ratio 1:2

 

Available June - September

We hit the ground running with this trip, heading straight up to the Tete Rousse refuge on day one, so you will need to be ready and acclimatised for high altitude mountaineering before we set off. Spending some time in the Chamonix valley or other high alpine area prior to your Mont Blanc ascent would be ideal.

This trip runs for a maximum of two clients per guide, so you will have an excellent quality of guiding and a truly personal experience.

This is an exceptional trip for experienced climbers who only have a short time frame to schedule in a massive experience - do something different with your weekend and summit Western Europe's highest mountain!

To undertake this trip you must have a good level of physical fitness and sufficient experience in mountaineering. If you are in doubt of your capabilities then consider signing up for our Climb Mont Blanc 6 Day Course instead, which includes 3 days of training and acclimatisation prior to your summit attempt - you'll also get to see a whole lot more of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Massif!

Level Requirements

Experience and level requirements

If you have recently (i.e. maximum 5 weeks prior to your planned Mont Blanc climb) completed one of our courses listed below, this course is for you: 

  • Haute Route
  • Alpine climbing
  • Climb Gran Paradiso
  • Climb Matterhorn
  • Climb Eiger
  • Any private alpine climbing course of at least 3 days duration

If you are unsure of your level you can check with your mountain guide for advice on whether you are ready to climb Mont Blanc; our guides will be happy to advise you or help you with Mont Blanc specific training. 

This 3 day Mont Blanc ascent can only be organised as a private trip for a maximum of 2 people per mountain guide. Please contact us if you are interested in a private 1:1 trip. 

Additional Services

Airport transfers

We can help you to organise your transport to/from Chamonix. We work with well established airport transfer companies which use new and comfortable vehicles and which have the capacity and know-how to handle everything from delayed and cancelled flights, to unexpected traffic jams with professionalism and efficiency.

To book your transfer, we will need the following: 
  • Your full name 
  • Mobile phone number 
  • Email address 
  • Your destination address 
  • Your flight details (date, time and flight number)
SHARED TRANSFERS: 

This is the most economic and ecologically friendly way of travel. The driver will meet and greet you at the airport, gather you and the rest of the passenger group together and then head off to your chosen destination. The door-to-door service means that you will be dropped off and picked up right at your hotel /chalet / apartment. From 40€ per person for one way and 80€ per person for a return trip.

PRIVATE TRANSFERS: 

Private Transfers are the quickest way to get to and from the airport. Your driver will meet and greet you at the airport and guide you to your vehicle. There is no waiting for other passengers. Private transfers are available for one to eight person bookings and travelling together and you are guaranteed sole occupancy of the vehicle for your transfer. And, of course, it's a door to door service, so you won't be lugging any bags very far. 250€ per car for one way and 500€ per car for a return trip.

Mountain rescue insurance

We don’t include mountain rescue insurance in any of our courses but we strongly recommend that you have it. Mountain rescue may be very expensive, particularly if helicopters are involved. Check with your travel insurance provider if you are covered for the specific activity you are going to do with us.

However, we can organise the mountain rescue insurance for you. The cost is 8€ per person per day for EU residents and 12€ per person per day for non-EU residents. Details of the insurance cover are different for EU and non-EU residents; please contact us for more information.

Equipment hire

We highly recommend that you book any equipment with us at least 2 weeks in advance as the hire shops can have limited availability in the busy season.You can collect your equipment the evening before the start of the course and return it in the evening at the end of your course. We work with the following Chamonix ski hire and mountain shop:

• Concept Pro Shop that is conveniently located directly next door from our office. Open 7/7 08:00-19:00

Accommodation in Chamonix

If you wish to book accommodation in Chamonix we would be happy to recommend some local hotels, gites, self-catered apartments, or chalets and advise on the best locations. Please contact us if you would like help finding accommodation in Chamonix.

Practical Information

Food

We suggest you bring with you or buy in resort snack food that you can take out on the hill with you each day. Things like cereal bars, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate, sugary sweets or your favourite hill snacks. When you’re staying overnight in huts it's best to take supplies for the days you are away. Huts do sell food but it’s expensive and sometimes stocks run low.

 If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements especially if you are a Coeliac (Gluten free) or have a dairy allergy we strongly recommend you bring some food to supplement your hut dinners. The huts are fairly good at providing for vegetarians but less so for other dietary needs. The huts can provide a small basic packed lunch of bread, salami, cheese and chocolate that you can buy each day but it’s important that you don’t rely on this option only. You do need to carry some snack food for each day.

 You will also generally stop for short breaks every hour where you should eat and drink something in order to maintain your energy levels throughout the day.

Staying in Mountain Huts

The high alpine huts are one of the big attractions to mountaineering or trekking in the Alps. They allow us the time to enjoy the mountains with only light packs and without having to worry about meals or finding somewhere to sleep! Most huts have only very basic facilities. Sleeping arrangements are in mixed sex dormitory-style rooms with bunks; there can be up to 20 people in one room.

Washing facilities are limited and generally there is no running water in any of the huts although this may vary in some huts. There are basins in which you can use bottled water to wash and clean your teeth, but they are NOT generally in private cubicles and are mixed sex. Toilets are generally septic-tank type (so non-flushing) and again mixed sex. You need to be prepared for simple living in the huts and appreciate they are located at high altitude and in inhospitable terrain.

The guardian and his/her team serve a 3-course evening meal and breakfast - food is usually nourishing and filling. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are also available. All food and drink in the huts is delivered by helicopter and consequently prices will be high e.g. between 5 -10€ or 10CHF for a 1.5litre bottle of still water.

There are a few basic hut ‘rules’ that you need to follow so that you (and your fellow climbers) have a pleasant stay:

1) On arriving at the hut you must take off your boots and leave these together with your ice-axe, crampons in the foyer. Be sure to store these carefully as the hut is likely to get very busy and you’ll need to find all your kit in the morning rush!

2) House slippers are provided and must be worn in the hut

3) Your guide will register you with the guardian and will assign you your bunk

4) Follow the instructions of your guide and keep requests to the guardian and his team to a minimum – they are usually very busy sorting out groups, cooking meals, keeping the hut clean

5) In the morning your guide will often want to leave early – be sure to have all your kit ready to go the night before. Be organized and everything will be much easier!

6) It is recommended to bring ear-plugs for the nights – but make sure that you wake up on time!

Our Guides

All Chamex mountain guides are fully qualified, highly experienced and passionate about what they do. Everyone who works as part of the Chamex team has been thoroughly vetting and is trusted by us to give our clients the best experience possible - you are in safe hands! If you would like to know more then you can meet the Chamex team here.

Itinerary

This itinerary is an example of what could be achieved with good weather and the right conditions. It will be changed by your guide to suit conditions and the group. The course starts with an evening meeting between you and your guide at our office. Your guide will go though the plan for the coming days and answer any questions you have.

Day 1: Hike to Tête Rousse or Cosmiques Hut

On your first day we set off to either the Tête Rousse (3167m) or the Cosmiques (3613m) huts, where we will spend the night.

 You will be at the hut by early afternoon, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the dramatic location and get a good night's sleep before our early start tomorrow.

Day 2: Summit Mont Blanc

The Big Day! Weather permitting, you will aim to summit Mont Blanc today. The ascent takes about 6-7 hours and we have a very early start, you will set off before dawn wearing head torches to light the way - a magical experience. You will either return by the same route to the Gouter hut or to go down to the Cosmiques hut, where you will spend the night.

Day 3: Descent or 2nd Mont Blanc Summit Attempt

If you have not summited the day before, you will make the attempt today requiring a 1am start. After summiting, you will descend all the way down to the valley and you should be back down in Chamonix by mid-late afternoon.

 Your efforts will be celebrated in our office!

Included or not

Included

Guide Fees

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

Group Equipment

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

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.

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

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 perdoanlised kit list.

Insurance

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

Accommodation in Chamonix

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

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.

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.

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

Ski goggles

Ski goggles

Screwgate carabiner

Screwgate carabiner

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

35 - 45 litres rucksack

35 - 45 litres rucksack

Telescopic poles

Telescopic poles

Crampons

Crampons

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

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