Mountaineering course: Mont Blanc objective

Duration : 7 days

France, Northern Alps, Italy, Alps

Level : having done an introductory mountaineering course

from 1250 € / p. 2 persons

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Description

Mont Blanc... the summit were mountaineering was born:

Mont-Blanc is one of the most famous peaks in the world, it is also the highest point of Western Europe, the dream of any mountaineer. Here in 1786, with its first ascent, mountaineering was born.

The program proposed here aims to acclimatize you to the altitude so that you really enjoy the climb to the summit of Mont Blanc at 4807 meters.

It is divided into two parts: the first one will take place in the Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa massifs with the ascent of the various summits more than 4000 meters high (Margherita hut 4554m, Zumsteinspitze 4563m, Punta Parrot 4432m, ...) which are perfect for good acclimatization.

Follow 2 days of rest in Courmayeur to recover well. Then, the last two days will be devoted to the ascent of Mont Blanc.

For this program, it is recommended to book before 14 March 2021: after this date there is no guarantee that you will be able to obtain places in the refuge for the ascent of Mont Blanc.

Program

D1: Ascent with the Skyway cable car to the Helbronner Pointe (3462m).
Meet at 8.30 am at the scheduled location. Review of glacier and rock climbing techniques. If the level of the group is adequate, we will do a mixed outing around Helbronner Point.
Indicative duration: 5 to 6 hours depending on your training.
Organisation of the following day. Free stay in the valley

D2: Transfer to Gressoney-La-Trinité at the place called Staffal (1850m).
Meet at 10am. We will take the ski lifts to Indren (3260m) then follow the trail to the Mantova hut (3498m) in 1h walk.
½ boarding at the refuge.

D3: Ascent to the Margherita hut (4554m) by its normal route (4 to 5 hours of walking).
Departure around 4am. Return to the Mantova hut and to Indren. Then descent with the lifts to Staffal and road to Courmayeur. Free stay in the valley.

D4-D5: Rest days, as it is important to recover well !

D6: Transfer to Chamonix/Les Houches.
Meet at 6.30am. Climb by cable car then by train to the Nid d'Aigle (2415m). From here in 5h/5h30 of walk we reach the 3815 meters of altitude of the refuge du Gouter. Stay in ½ board.

D7: Ascent to the top of Mont Blanc (4807m) in 5 to 6 hours.
Departure from the refuge at 2am. Return by the same route to the refuge du Gouter then the Nid d'Aigle and finally Les Houches. End of the program. From 12 to 14 hours of walking.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Stay at the Monte Bianco hut and at the Gouter hut with half board (excluding drinks at the hut and filling with thermos or gourds for shopping).
  • Insurance.

The price does not include

  • Anything not specified in "The price includes".

Accommodation

Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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