Mont Blanc

 
                                                 Mont Blanc 4810m

Climbing Mont Blanc is a dream for many people, but it is actually a montain like any other. And like any other mountain it makes certain demands on climbers. If you respect your ability and the mountain’s own constraints, you’ll have an  amazing unforgettable experience on this magnificient summit.
You must be in  excellent physical condition.    
Let me guide you along this beautiful adventure and benefit from my experience (I’ve summitted more than 80 times).                         
 
On Mont Blanc, guides can only take one or two people up.

If you’ve never had any experience in mountains, it’s recommended to do a beginner’s course before immediately attenting Mont Blanc.

For those climbers who’ve already had some contact with mountain, the 6 day Mont Blanc course is the best way to realize your dream with the best possible chance of success.

MONT BLANC COURSE, 6 DAYS:

Acclimatize to high altitude
Physical endurance is the key to success, a pleasurable ascent, and wonderful memory!!

D1: acclimatization, cramponning school, mixed terrain.
D2 and D3 : night in a refuge and first summit climb ( higher than 3500 m)  
D4, D5 , D6 : Climb Mont Blanc by the normal route.

 

* Ascent to the Tête Rousse refuge, around 2 hours 30 minutes walk.

* Climb to the Gouter peak, (around 2 hours); a high mountain itinerary which requires a good mountaineer's foot. It consists of a small climb on the way up and again on the way down, with some passages aided by cables. The level of difficulty can fluctuate due to changes in altitude, fatigue, and often radical changes in land formation following snowfall, rockfall or the crossing of the large corridor.

* Depart for Mont Blanc from the Gouter Refuge, and passing by the Gouter Dome, the Vallot shelter, the Bosses stop and finally the last stop, which totals to around 4 to 5 hours maximum of upward climb and 2 hours 30 minutes descent, all of which requires a high level of crampon walking technique.

* Descent from the Gouter peak requiring further concentration. 2 hours.

* The Tête Rousse Refuge and return to the valley

* The Mont Blanc day can be completed in around 10 to12 hours depending on the place of departure.

( This year we will have to take a precipitous route from Rognes to get to the Tête Rousse Refuge as the train does not go all the way to the Eagle's Nest due to renovation works on the trainline. We will therefore have an extra 3-4 hours walk.

Reserving the Gouter Refuge is problematic this year as there are less places available due to the renovations for the new refuge. (Opening in August?) Reservations can be made via the internet and a deposit by bank card is required (non-refundable if cancellations are not made more than 3 days before arrival). We ask you to kindly take into consideration this element and to take responsibility for any inconvenience which may lead us to turn back for any which reason during the two-day ascent. )

 

Why in 3 days for the Mont Blanc?

1- to be well acclimatized.
2- to have a good night sleep.
3- to not have to endure  overcrowding and cold conditions   
of early morning.
4- to go down (2500m) in two stages.
5- to traverse the “ dangerous  couloir ” at the right moment of the day for additional safety.
6- to be alone on the summit and descent with the setting of the sun.

COURSE PRICES 6 days :
2100 € for one or two people .

Not included : night in refuge , food, drink (min 5€/Lwater ) , accomodation for the Guide
and lifts

         
Climbing Mont Blanc in 2 or 3 days.
For thoses with advanced experience,
there are other possibilities and itineraries - the Mont Blanc traverse, the normal  route in one day (with a night in the Gouter refuge on the way down)

PRICE FOR MONT BLANC for the guide:
1 or 2 people           
for two days :  860€                           

for tree days : 1180€

Not included : night in refuge , food, drink (min 5€/Lwater ) , accomodation for the Guide
and lifts