Rating in France
$ 2831

Mont Blanc Ascent

Climbing & Mountaineering
Climbing & Mountaineering
min $ 2831
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Chamonix
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2831
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Climb Western Europe's highest peak
At a glance
3 nights hotel, 4 nights mountain huts
Climb Western Europe's highest peak
In the Mont Blanc massif there is one giant which stands alone amongst a myriad of snow-capped peaks. Looming over the climbing mecca of Chamonix, the majesty of Mont Blanc has captivated climbers for centuries and calls all would-be explorers to join them atop of Western Europe’s highest peak. Attempted over three days, our itinerary is designed to give you the very best chance of reaching the summit, following either the Gouter or Cosmiques route, depending on departure date. During the expedition the rewarding peak of Tete Blanche will also usually be climbed, teaching snow and ice techniques, building your confidence and helping with acclimatisation.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 4.0km/2.5miles
Day 3 3.0km/1.9miles
Day 4 8.0km/5.0miles
Day 5 1.0km/0.6miles
Day 6 4.0km/2.5miles
Day 7 12.0km/7.5miles


Number of days walking:
6
Pace:
Challenging: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Terrain:
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain

Itinerary

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Chamonix; equipment hire and briefing.

2
Day 2
Walk to Albert Premier refuge (2702m); afternoon snow and ice skills training on Glacier du Tour.

3
Day 3
Possible ascent of Tête Blanche (3422m) and across the Col Supérieur du Tour to Trient refuge.

4
Day 4
Climb the Col du Midi des Grands (3523m), descend to village of Le Tour then back to Chamonix.

5
Day 5
Ascend by cable-car and train to Nid d'Aigle (2372 m); steady walk to Tête Rousse refuge (3167m).

6
Day 6
Cross the 'Grand Couloir' then scramble on a steep arête to arrive at Goûter refuge (3817m).

7
Day 7
Climb via Dôme du Goûter (4304m) and Les Bosses ridge to the summit (4810m); long descent to Chamonix.

8
Day 8
End Chamonix.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 2 and 6 in size, with an average of 6 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accom.details

Accommodation details
Hotels & Mountain Huts/Refuges
You will spend 3 nights in the Hotel Les Campanules ('Bluebell'), in Les Houches, near Chamonix. This is a comfortable 2 star hotel in a fine location directly opposite Mont Blanc itself. 4 nights will be spent in mountain huts and refuges, with mixed, shared dormitory style accommodation.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Thu 04 Aug 16 - Thu 11 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,895
Thu 11 Aug 16 - Thu 18 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,895
Thu 08 Sep 16 - Thu 15 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,755
Thu 15 Jun 17 - Thu 22 Jun 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,565
Thu 22 Jun 17 - Thu 29 Jun 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,635
Thu 06 Jul 17 - Thu 13 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,635
Thu 13 Jul 17 - Thu 20 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
Thu 20 Jul 17 - Thu 27 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
Thu 03 Aug 17 - Thu 10 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,765
Thu 10 Aug 17 - Thu 17 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,765
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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