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Private guided

Mountaineering

lvl. 5
Mountain Hut with dorms
Itinérant circuit
Réf : E529
Mountaineering: Mountaineering provides access to some of our planet’s greatest peaks. Choose from introduction courses to learn basic mountaineering techniques, climbs up serious committing routes, or adventures to summit prestigious peaks or lesser-known mountains.
Level 4: An average of 6 hours of hiking per day on and off trail, and/or 700 to 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances of 15 to 18 kilometers. Sections at higher elevations. Learn basic mountaineering techniques.
Level 5: An average of 6 to 7 hours of hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, and/or more than 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 20 kilometers. Sections at higher elevations. Requires knowledge and experience with basic mountaineering techniques for F (“facile” or easy) level routes.
Level 6: An average of 7 to 8 hours of serious hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, and/or more than 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 20 kilometers. Sections at higher elevations. Requires knowledge and experience with mountaineering techniques for PD and AD (somewhat difficult or relatively difficult) level routes. Climb as an independent rope team or with a guide.
Level 7: An average of 8 hours of serious hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, and/or more than 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 20 kilometers. Sections at higher elevations. Requires considerable knowledge and experience with mountaineering techniques for AD and D (relatively difficult or difficult) level routes. Climb as an independent rope team or with a guide.
Level 8: An average of 8 hours of serious hiking per day at higher elevations off trail or on rugged terrain, and/or more than 1000 meters of vertical gain. Sections at higher elevations. Requires mastery and considerable experience using mountaineering techniques for AD and D (relatively difficult or difficult) level routes. Climb as an independent rope team or with a guide.
Mon Roadbook app: designed for the self-guided trips, "Mon Roadbook" travel assistant guides you throughout your journey via a mobile application to download on your smartphone.
Prices indicated are calculated based on a limited number of seats available or for a departure in over 2 months from today. Once all prereserved seats are filled, or for reservations with a departure in less than 2 months, we might have to acquire seats for a higher price (depending on availability at the moment the reservation is made), which might result in the application of a supplement that increases the closer we are to the departure date.

Our trip

  • First 3 days to train and get ready for the ascent

  • The normal and easiest route to ascent.

  • 2 chances to get to the top (days 5 and 6)

The aim of this fantastic one week mountaineering holiday is to climb Mont Blanc; the summit, at 4809m is the highest point in Western Europe. With three wonderful days in the high mountains to acclimatise, and allowing three full days for the ascent of Mont Blanc with two days for the summit itself, this one week adventure gives everyone an excellent chance of reaching the roof of Europe. The acclimatisation days are spent traversing from the Albert Premier hut to the Cabane du Trient hut, spending time on glacier skills along the way and taking in the famous Fenêtre de Saleina and the impressive high landscape of the Col du Tour. The summit of Mont Blanc is reached via the 'Normal Route', from the Tete Rousse and then the new Gouter Hut. The summit day is a long one, but the reward .... you are now the highest point around, with the most awesome views of the surrounding mountain ranges, there will be no doubt that it was worth it.

Your choice of lodging + Guiding

Mountain Hut with dorms From early June to late August

French speaking local guide From 2830 €* Book / Enquire Devis

* Price based on 4-person group

Past questions
Topics
Harris D.
Traveler
Timing and season
Interested in being guided
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi David!

    Please contact me directly at [email protected]! I'll be happy to help you organize your Mont Blanc ascent.
    The Mont Blanc Mountain Huts booking are opened! This is the best moment to finalize your ascent project! The Mont Blanc is very requested, we are recommending you book your trip quickly to be sure to can do it!
Samuel C.
Traveler
Level and complexity
Hi

I'm looking at booking this solo. Is that possible?

Thanks
Sam
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Samuel!
    It is possible to book this trip solo! In that case, you will have a private guide for you. It is also possible to be part of a group with other solo travelers to do the Mont Blanc ascent. In that case, we already have a trip guarantee to run starting on the 4th of June.
    I am very happy to inform you that the Mont Blanc Mountain Huts booking just opened! This is the best moment to finalize your ascent project! The Mont Blanc is very requested, we are recommending you to book your trip quickly to be sure to can do it!
    Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected] to chat about your ascent project :-)
Michael C.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hello,

Does this package include flights and transfers?

Also what is classed as the best time of year to tackle this week, I’ve not climbed a mountain so high I’m currently fit and strong for 42 years old.

I was planning to climb alone but a local guide that’s sorted the digs food routes and stories sounds a deal I can’t turn down.

Hope to hear from you soon

Regards

Connor
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Connor,

    In that trip the price includes :
    - Professional IFMGA certified guides: 1 guide for 6 people for the three days spent acclimatizing, and 1 guide for 2 people to climb Mt. Blanc.
    - Accommodations: 4 nights in mountain huts, 2 nights in 3-star hotel.
    - All meals as described.
    - All lift tickets required.
    - Private transfer in the Chamonix valley from Day 2 to Day 7.

    The best period to do the ascent is from June to September with the exception of August (because of the hot season). For this trip, we are asking for a first mountaineering experience.
    Please contact me directly at [email protected] I will happy to chat with you about your project and about your climbing skills!
Dan C.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hello

I hope you are well,

I would like details on climbing Mont Blanc in 2023 please? We would like accommodation prior and after the climb also if possible?

Looking for wad to feedback,

Regards
Dan
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Dan!
    Please contact me directly at [email protected]; I will be very happy to chat with you about your Mont Blanc Ascent project!
    For the Mont Blanc ascent the earlier you can book the better! This is because the mountain huts are very requested.
    Looking forward to chat with you about your mountaineering skills :-)
Lucas O.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hi,

I am a part of a team of adaptive athletes (athletes with disabilities). Our goal is to travel, human powered, from the lowest point of each continent to the highest point. For Europe, this would mean starting from the Caspian Sea and riding our bicycles to Mount Blanc and climbing it. We have decided to tentatively cancel Mt. Elbrus due to the Russian war. We anticipate arriving at the base of Mont Blanc sometime in July, but this is very flexible depending on what dates are open to climb the mountain. Really any dates between early July and September should work, but ideally in July.

We realize we require extra attention, but not much.
Here is a bit about the team:

-Andre- was run over by a train and lost both of his legs. He is a monster of an athlete as he was one of the best iron man and ultra man athletes in the world in his category. He is also a former paralympian.
-Mohammed- was born with an underdeveloped leg. He uses a prosthetic leg to walk and climb. He is a current paralympian in triathlon and cycling.
-Lucas (myself)- was born with an underdeveloped left arm. I am an endurance athlete and avid mountaineer. I have the most mountain experience and am always looking to do big adventures. I am a ski instructor and have experience as a mountaineering guide. I can also assist with Andre and Mohammed.

We have all climbed on Aconcagua in Argentina 2 years ago. Andre made it to 18300 feet and Mohammed and I summited. I have also climbed Cotopaxi.

Would your company be able to accommodate us with guides for a trip up Mont Blanc?

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you,

Lucas Onan
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Lucas,
    This is an amazing project! Mont Blanc Experience is very happy to help you to organize the Alps part of your trip plan!

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from may to august 2023

Mountain Hut with dorms
Price per person
French speaking local guide
Single season
2 people1 shared room3435 €
3 people1 shared room3410 €
4 people1 shared room2830 €
5 people1 shared room2930 €
6 people1 shared room2780 €
  • Single season : From 29 May 2023 to 13 August 2023

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The price includes
- Professional IFMGA certified guides: 1 guide for 6 people for the three days spent acclimatizing, and 1 guide for 2 people to climb Mt. Blanc.
- Accommodations: 4 nights in mountain huts, 2 nights in 3-star hotel.
- All meals as described.
- All lift tickets required.
- Private transfer in the Chamonix valley from Day 2 to Day 7.

The price does not include
- Transportation to the meeting point at the start of the trip and from the point where the trip officially ends.
- Dinners on day 1 and day 4 in Chamonix.
- Bottled water in the mountain huts.
- Showers in those huts that charge a fee
- Drinks, tips, and personal expenses.
- Insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, lost/stolen baggage, or assistance.
- Everything not described as "included".

Currencies

France and Italy are part of the Euro zone. You may find ATMs easily in the main cities and towns.
Better to have cash in the most remote areas to purchase extras (ex.: for drinks). Huts do not always accept credit cards.