This is an acclimatization trip as well as an introduction to mountaineering. The Mont Blanc course by the Goûter normal route, during which three nights are spent at altitude, in order to acclimatize you gradually will make you discover the basics of mountaineering and will permit you to climb the top of Mont Blanc, 4 810 m, and admire its beautiful scenery.
For everyone the top of Mont Blanc, 4810 meters high, is a dream, because it is the roof of Western Europe. Its dome of snow and ice looks great & fascinating because infinity is in the blue and white of skies, close to 5 000 m.
Indeed, elevation 4810m, although commonplace in the light of the Himalayas, is nevertheless high enough for a serious and progressive acclimatization. So we will enjoy six days in altitude to perform and climb to the top of Mont Blanc and prepare effectively.
LevelGood to very good walker, in good physical condition. Have a little mountaineering experience and the high mountains is desirable. The first four days of hiking are within the reach of any good hiker capable of performing step 5 to 6 hours, up to 600 to 800 meters, walk at a pace of 300 m/h, to carry a bag of 6 to 8 kg. The last two days are within the reach of any good to very good walker capable of performing a step of 10 hours, up to 1 000 meters and walk at a pace of 400 m/h. For people who consider themselves "limit" in light of these criteria, a good solution is to perform the previous week, a hike in the highlands on Tour du Mont Blanc or even more a week of Chamonix-Zermatt glacier Haute Route. NB : To know your level, test with a backpack of 8 to 10kg. 800 to 1000 meters vertical height hiked up in 3 hours = average walker. 1400 vertical meters in 3 hours = good walker.
GroupA mountain guide for 6 to 8 persons in the first three days. A mountain guide for two people maximum for the ascent of Mont Blanc.
6 to 7 days.
If the weather or freezing conditions are to bad for a summit attempt on day 5 or 6, we offer you to postpone the summit day to Day 7 (you will have no activities with us on the waiting day but you will only have to pay the accommodation and food of your extra nights).
UIAGM mountain guide.
From early June to early October.
1 710 € for the 6 days.
Or 1 800 € with the loan of all equipment and boots. Need to pay us an extra deposit for the loan of boots or equipment; this money will be refunded to you when we get back the gear/boots!