6 day/7 night Mont Blanc Course & Guided Ascent
Mont Blanc 4,807 m (15,771 ft)
The snowy dome of Mont Blanc attracts climbers from all over the globe to its glistening slopes for many reasons. As the highest point in Central Europe, the giant snow clad massif epitomises our perceptions of a classical mountain. Surrounded by an array of glaciers, peaks and spires, Mont Blanc is situated above the delightful and vibrant alpine town of Chamonix, France, where we base the course.
Our 6 day Mont Blanc Course & Ascent enables you to develop a sound introduction to mountaineering and finish the week by climbing to the summit of the highest peak in the Alps.
The Mont Blanc Course & Ascent is focused towards those who would like to climb the mountain and learn skills along the way. Perhaps you may be revising skills, or starting afresh into mountaineering, but either way you will be sure to enjoy the learning progressions under the supportive encouragement of your guide.
The duration of the training period has been specifically scheduled to ensure valuable acclimatisation as your body adapts to the thinner air, enabling you the best chance of success and enjoyment on the climb of Mont Blanc itself. During the first 3 days of the course you will receive first class instruction in mountaineering techniques with a training day near Chamonix followed by an ascent of the 4,061m Gran Paradiso in the Italian Alps to complete the acclimatisation process. We then complete the ascent of Central Europe’s highest summit - Mont Blanc itself.
Whilst most operators place you in large groups during the initial training days then confront you with a new guide for the summit phase, we ensure you get the same high quality attention from the same guide at a 1:2 ratio throughout the entire program.
If you want to climb one of the most accessible and well catered mountains on the globe with one of our excellent guides who will ensure you a wonderful experience, then contact us to set a date or book on the suggested dates below.
MBC 1: June 9 - 15
MBC 2: June 23 - 29
MBC 3: July 7 - 13
MBC 4: July 21 - 27
MBC 5: August 4 -10
MBC 6: August 18 - 24
MBC 7: September 1 - 7
**Nominate your own dates to suit if you are booking a 1:1 ascent or book on as 1:2 guided ascent pair.
Departure: ex Chamonix, France
Duration: 6 days, 7 nights
Inclusive of: Guide fee for 6 days, group technical equipment, 3 nights Chamonix Hotel accommodation B & B (twin share), lunches on the mountain days, lifts/cable cars, 4 refuge/hut nights with dinner and breakfast, local transport.
Not inclusive of:
Day 0: Saturday - Arrive Chamonix, check in to Hotel.
Day 1: Sunday - Meet guide early morning, gear check and briefing.
Drive to Gran Paradiso National Park (1 1/2 hrs), trek 3 hrs up to Rifugio (hut) Vittorio Emanuele II, (2735m), rope work revision on arrival. Prepare for climb next day.
Day 2: Monday - .Crampon, ice axe and glacier travel skills.Possible ascent of Tresenta (3609m). Return to hut, a valuable second night of sleeping high to aid acclimatisation.
Day 3: Tuesday - Very early start, Climb Gran Paradiso 4061m by west flank (5 to 6 hrs) and return to Chamonix, showers, relax, recover.
Day 4: Wednesday - Aigullie du Midi lift, trek to Cosmiques Hut 3613m
(1 hr) or Tete Rousse Hut 3163m (4 hrs) depending on weather and conditions. Early night.
Day 5: Thursday - Very early start for ascent of Mont Blanc (7hrs from Cosmiques, 8 hrs from Tete Rousse) and descend to either Cosmiques or Tete Rousse ( 5 hrs). Sometimes it will be possible to descend to Chamonix the same day.
Day 6: Friday - Descend to Chamonix. Rock climbing in afternoon.
Debrief. Hotel night.
Day 7: Saturday - Depart from Chamonix.
View the trip notes for the Mont Blanc Course & Guided Ascent 2013 online or download a pdf:
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See our Europe Guided Ascents for our 5 day/6 night Mont Blanc Guided Ascent, and 6 day/5 night Guided Ascents of the Eiger or the Matterhorn These options are for experienced climbers only and includes less scheduled instruction time.