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Private guided

Mountaineering

lvl. 5
Mountain hut with shared rooms
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 shared rooms From early June to late August

Local English-speaking guide From 2800 €* Book / Enquire Devis

* Price based on 4-person group

Past questions
Topics
Jameson A.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hi. I know this request is last minute but I heard the normal route on Mont Blanc is open again. I was checking if you had availability for a Mont Blanc normal route ascent this weekend. I just was climbing some 4000m peaks in Italy and am planning on the Matterhorn for 1 Jul, so it would be nice to do the Mont Blanc this weekend 3-5 Sept if possible. thank you so much
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Jameson,
    Indeed the normal route to climb the Mont Blanc is open again! This is great news! Contact me directly at [email protected] to know availability for this trip!
Helena G.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hi
Looking to clinch mount Blanc
Are you full for season
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello Helena,
    The Mont Blanc ascent is very requested! And the mountain huts are almost fully booked for this season. Please ask me directly at [email protected] and we will check according to your availability!
Zak M.
Traveler
Timing and season
Can I book a tour to climb Mount Blanc for 2 people for this Autumn?
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello Zak,
    This trip is available from early June to late August, but not in Autumn. We are also asking for a first mountaineering experience for the Mont Blanc Ascent. If you have more question on this trip please ask me directly at [email protected]!
Mark M.
Traveler
Timing and season
Just looking to see what dates are available
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Mark! The Mont Blanc ascent is very requested for summer 2022. If you are adaptable there are still some possibilities to do it. Please contact me directly at [email protected] I will be very happy to chat with you about the different ascent possibilities and about your mountaineering skills.
Riley C.
Traveler
Level and complexity
Hello, I would love to climb Mont Blanc but I have no previous climbing experience. Will the three day training and acclimation period be enough to get in a position to be able to climb?

I am very fit, I’m a marathon runner. However, I simply have no mountaineering experience.

Thank you very much

Cormac Riley
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello,
    We are usually asking for a first mountaineering experience to increase the chances of successful ascent. For example, you can do first the Gran Paradiso! By the way, if you are a group and looking for a private ascent we can do an exception provided that you are in very good shape and experimented hikers. For more information feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from may to august 2023

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Local English-speaking guide
Single season
2 people1 shared room3400 €
3 people1 shared room3375 €
4 people1 shared room2800 €
5 people1 shared room2900 €
6 people1 shared room2750 €
  • Single season : From 29 May 2023 to 13 August 2023

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The prices 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 prices 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.