Mountaineering course: objective Mont Blanc

Duration : 6 days

France, Northern Alps, Italy, Alps

Level : to have done an initiation course to mountaineering

from 1600 € / p. 2 persons

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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 of altitude.

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

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

If you dream of high accessible summits, I also propose a very nice mountaineering trip to climb the 5000 meters easy summits of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. And if you prefer to progress technically, I advise you this mountaineering course to prepare for major outings.


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

D2: Hike to Mantova hut.
Meet at 10am.
Transfer to Gressoney-La-Trinité at the place called Stafal (1850m).
We will take the ski lifts to Indren (3260m) then follow the trail to the Mantova hut (3498m) for 1 hour.
½ board at the hut.

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

D4: Rest days, as it is important to recover well !
Free stay in the valley.

D5: Climb to the Gouter hut.
Meet at 6.30am.
Transfer to Chamonix/Les Houches.
Climb by cable car then by train to the Nid d'Aigle (2415m). From here, 5 to 5.5 hours of walking to reach the 3815 meters of altitude of the refuge du Gouter.
½ board at the hut.

D6: Ascent to the top of Mont Blanc (4807m).
Departure from the refuge at 2am for 5 to 6 hours of walking.
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 in total.

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

  • Transport to and from Courmayeur, about 30 minutes drive from Chamonix or Aosta.
  • Ski pass.
  • Transfers by vehicle.
  • Accomodation and catering in the valley.
  • Picnics and snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


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