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Climb Mont Blanc 4 days

Climb Mont Blanc, the dream of every alpinist!


Odyssée montagne has developed and constantly refined the Mont Blanc program to give you the best chance of success with the experience and local knowledge of our mountain guides.
Climbing Mont Blanc is both demanding and challenging, requiring fitness, will and a strong determination to succeed.  Our Mont Blanc course is designed to give you all the technical mountaineering skills you need and best acclimatisation. This 4 days shorter program is more suited to those who already very fit, and previous mountaineering experience is a definite advantage.

High mountain guide, UIAGM certified, English speaking

1,340.00 €

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1,340.00 €

Duration : 4 days

Size of group : 2 to 6 ppl

Season : Summer

Country : France

 

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Trip details

Summer - Mountaineering - France

Mont Blanc summit by the normal route - 4 Days

Référence : ALFRA017

 

 

Program

This 4 day Mont Blanc course is designed for people who are very fit (who practice endurance sport regularly), and have previous mountaineering experience (alpine grade F/PD).  There will be one training day to refresh crampon, ice axe and ropework skills on the glacier before we climb Mont Blanc.  We take the classic "Gouter" route, via the tramway to the Nid d’Aigle (Eagle’s Nest), from where we will climb up to the Tete Rousse refuge.  The Mont Blanc summit bid will either be from here or the Gouter refuge.

Open to change depending on conditions and participants' fitness.

 

Day 1: Chamonix

The Montenvers train takes us to 1913m, where we practice with crampons, ice axe and ropes. Return by train to the valley. Dinner and sleep in a gite, Chamonix.

 

Day 2: Tête Rousse hut

An afternoon train brings us up to the Nid d’Aigle (2300m), then an easy hike delivers us to the Tête Rousse glacier. Dinner and night in the Tête Rousse hut (3167m).

 

Day 3: Gouter hut

A long rock scramble takes us to the Gouter hut. Some sections demand that you use your hands, making it a demanding climb. Dinner and night in Gouter hut (3800m). Hours: 2 to 3. Altitude range: + 700m.

 

Day 4: Mont Blanc ascent

Endurance is needed for this snow-covered, high-altitude route. A 3am start over snow and ice slopes on the Bosses ridge brings us to the Dôme du Gouter at 4300m. A short descent to the col du Dôme, across the glacial plateau, then a steep climb takes us to the Vallot hut for a break. Next we attack steep slopes that demand energy and concentration. Then it's the push on to the slender final ridge, with the reward at its peak. After photos and a snack, we descend by the same route: Goûter, Tête Rousse, train at Nid d'Aigle. Concentration is mandatory, because once you've reached the summit, you're only halfway there! If bad weather is forecast for summit day, there is the option to climb from the Tête Rousse hut, get back to Goûter refuge to sleep, and descend to the the valley the next day. This gives you two chances to reach the summit. This peak can also be done via the Three Mont Blanc if you're in excellent fitness and have done several high altitude routes. This route demands more fitness and skills, but is also more beautiful. Ask us about it. Hours: 8 to 12 Altitude range: + 1000 m / - 2435 m

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Technical level

We will be climbing snow and ice up to 40 degrees.
Basic rock climbing (grade II and III) in some sections.  The climb to the Goûter hut can be described as a rock scramble. Rock climbing is a real advantage. We ask you to send us a list of previous high mountain climb in the last 3 years prior your departure! If you don't have any, choose our 6 days program!

In case of lack of experience, the guide will be able to stop your course!

Fitness level

We will climb 1000m to 1700m depending on our departure point for the ascent (Tete Rousse or Gouter). 12 hours for the Mont Blanc climb.

You must have excellent fitness and a very good endurance level. You must be able to ascend 400m an hour for 4 hours.
The ascent is a very long day and once you're at the summit, you're only half done - you still have to get down!

Altitude

For a small group, (4 persons maximum), an ascent to Aiguille du Midi on the first day can be very good for your acclimatisation.
Ask us for this option for day one when booking.

Modification of the program

Your guide will choose between these options:
- Gran Paradiso (4060m) in Italy if there is a bad weather on Mont Blanc Range, with no refund.
- Staying in Chamonix a few extra days while waiting for better weather.
Your guide may change. The night before climbing Mont Blanc will be at the Tete Rousse hut. No refund. We'll book a guide and your bed in the hut. Extra half board at Chamonix will be at your charge.

Your guide

High mountain guide, UIAGM certified, english-speaking.

From 2 to 6 persons
Ratio :
- 1 guide for the first day
- 1 guide for every 2 people on the Mont Blanc ascent

Meeting point

In front of Chamonix train station at 9am

Access

- by car: head towards Chamonix and after les Houches take the second road on your right after the hotel "Novotel"
-By train : Get off the train at the station "les Bossons". Cross the main road, and continue 100 meters on the road "la route des Rives". The gite is on your left just in front of a crossroad with a bridge.

Accommodation

In mountain refuges, and a 3 or 4* hotel in Chamonix (usually the Pointe Isabelle). If you require accommodation the night before or after your tour, just let us know.
There is no tap water in the refuges, so please budget for the purchase of bottled water.
For the Gouter and Tête Rousse refuges, due to intense demand the accommodation needs to be reserved in advance, preferably by mid-April.  We may have to be flexible with regards to sleeping arrangement depending on when the booking is made (e.g. 2 nights at the Tete Rousse if the Gouter is full).

Meals

Half board (dinner and breakfast) provided in the refuges.
Hearty packed lunches are provided, which you carry.
You can bring your own extra snacks, e.g. energy bars, dried fruit and nuts.  Don't bring anything heavy, or things which might squash, leak or spoil.
Vegetarian options available on request

 

Gear

The extra gear list will be provided to you when you book.

Gear list

See MONT BLANC

 

 

Additional information on the price:

Price is based on a group of 6 people
Extra for 5 ppl: 175 euros
Extra for 4 ppl: 50 euros
Extra for 3 ppl: 320 euros
Extra for 2 ppl person: 140 euros

Extra for 1 person: 1050 euros

The price includes:

- Organisation of the trip
- UIAGM certified high mountain guide
- All accommodation (3 nights)
- All meals from D1 picnic to D4 picnic
- Safety equipment (rope, ice screw...)
- Tramway / cablecars

The price does not include:

- transport to Chamonix and in the Chamonix valley (car sharing is possible)

- booking fees (17€/person)

- personal expenses (drinking water in huts, energy bars, phone calls)
- rental of gear or clothes
- single room supplement
- Extra charges arising from program changes (hotels, food, transport ...)

Insurance (for Europeans only):

 


     Prices TTC by person
Price

 Multirisque

(cancellation + repatriation)

Cancellation
up to 350€ 62 € 20 €
from 351 € to 700€ 75 € 29 €
from 701€ to 1200€ 94 € 41 €
from 1201€ to 2000€ 115 € 58 €
from 2001€ to 4000€ 133 € 69 €
from 4001€ to 16000€ 5,5% + 31€ 4,4%
discount family/friends 20% from the 4th to the 9th person

 

Odyssée Montagne provides tailor-made tours and expeditions for private groups of friends, clubs and charity organisations. Contact us!

 

 

 

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Description

Climb Mont Blanc! Legendary and demanding, Mont Blanc remains as powerful as the day the first alpinist stood on the summit. Its beauty is equally breathtaking, especially after you've dreamt for years and climbed for hours to reach the peak. No route is easy, whether you climb from the Cosmiques or the Gouter hut. All demand fitness and the will to overcome each challenge. During 20 years of training people to climb Mont Blanc we have honed our approch to maximise your chances of success. This four-day program is designed for fit people who had already done crampon exercises and have some mountaineering experience. Acclimatisation and a reminder of basic ascending and descending skills on the Mer de Glace form the program for the first day. We then climb in three days, which gives you two chances to go for the summit in the case of bad weather. Departures will either be from the Gouter or the Tête Rousse hut.

 

Day by Day

Day 1: Ice training, Mer de Glace

Day 2: Tête Rousse hut (3167m)

Day 3: Gouter hut (3817m)

Day 4: Mont Blanc (4810m)

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Customer Reviews

30/07/2016 by Eva on 30/07/2016
What an incredible adventure! This is just a quick note to say thank you to Odyssee Montagne for a most memorable experience. Our guide, Pierre was outstanding. He taught us what we needed to know and because of his ability, commitment and experience I felt confident and safe throughout the climb. Pierre also shared a lot of history background and stories about the region which made the trip even more interesting.The stunning view of French Alps from the summit was absolutely breathtaking. A fantastic climb all in all, so thanks again! Best Regards, Eva.
Mont Blanc 20 JUN 2016 by Nick on 29/06/2016
Just thought I'd drop you a note thanking you for organising this trip. Definitely one of the better things I've done in my life and couldn't be happier.

The weather played it's part which obviously helped and I don't think anything could've worked more in our favour.

Nico was a great guide. Obviously extremely competent : an ideal temperament for me personally.

Thank you again and if you can pass on my regards to Nico it'd be much appreciated.
Ascent Mont Blanc 28/08/14 by Peter on 30/08/2014
Merci beaucoup !!! Thanks to you and your fellow guides I had a most incredible trek to the summit of Mont Blanc. First, your guidance on the training days was highly invaluable especially to those of us where the use of crampons and ice and snow techniques was an unknown experience. Those days undoubtedly contributed to the success of our ascent

Your guidance and complete attention to my safety on the mountain was outstanding. Not one footstep was missed and I felt completely confident in your care.

I was also particularly grateful for the way you were flexible with the program so we able to miss the bad weather and summit in almost perfect conditions

An adventure I will never forget, we shall be back