15,771ft / 4,807m
Mont Blanc, in the French/Italian Alps, dominates the Chamonix valley with its white majestic dome. Some say it is the most visited natural attraction in the world! Mount Blanc is Europe's highest peak. Political Europe that is, since Elbrus, in Russia, is higher.
Make the ascent of this famous peak with one of our Adventure Consultants guides based in Europe. Our 5 day programme includes a climb of Gran Paradiso over the border in Italy to acclimatise, ensuring you get a good look around the area and are ready for your climb.
Dates: By arrangement between May and October
Departure: ex Chamonix, France
Price: 1:1 ratio: EUR3,100
1:2 ratio: EUR1,950 each
Duration: 5 days, 6 nights
Cost includes: all expenses for the guide and yourself – meals (except dinners whilst in Chamonix), lodging for 6 nights (3 Hotel nights B & B, 3 hut nights), lifts, transport ex Chamonix.
You can view the trip notes for the Mont Blanc Guided Ascent online or download a pdf by clicking on the below links:
|Mont Blanc Guided Ascent 2013|
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Itinerary: Typically over a week;
Day 0 Sat. Travel day, arrive Hotel, gear check and briefing.
Day 1 Sun. Meet guide early morning, Drive through to Italy, trek up to Chabod Hut 2715m, (3 hrs). Prepare for climb next day.
Day 2 Mon. Glacier skills re'fresh in the morning Climb Gran Paradiso 4061m by west flank (5 to 6hrs) in the afternoon . Practice cramponing, ice climbing and glacier skills, descend to Chabod Hut.
Day 3 Tues. Return to Chamonix, freshen up then Aigullie du Midi lift, trek to Cosmiques Hut 3613m (1 hr).
Day 4 Wed. Very early start for climb of Mont Blanc (7hrs) and either return to Cosmiques or descend via Gouter to Tete Rousse hut 3170m (4 to 5 hrs).
Day 5 Thurs. Descend to Chamonix. Rock climbing in afternoon. Hotel night.
Day 6 Fri. Depart Chamonix after breakfast.
Thus overall this is a 7 day program overall, with 5 days of guiding, 2 travel days and 6 nights accommodation.
The cost is not inclusive of:
Any costs that are additional to the program that come about due to changes to program caused by weather or organisational changes. (Any changes will generally be due to factors outside our control such as weather, lift failure (etc) and actioned only after you have been consulted by your guide), personal mountaineering clothing and equipment as per lists supplied, evening meals during hotel nights in Chamonix, extra additional meals or snacks/drinks purchased from huts/hotel, personal insurance, transport to and from Chamonix (although we can arrange it for you), gratuities.
** We have a 6 day Mont Blanc Course & Ascent option for those who need a skills refresher before the climb.