Climbing to Mont Blanc

Price: 500 $ Duration: 10 days Next: 20/07/2018


mont blanc Overview

Alps is the cradle of world mountaineering. Trekking to Mont Blanc (4810 m.) is a landmark for climbers from all over the world for two reasons: – Mont Blanc is considered as beginning of the history of mountaineering, which has began to form on the territory of modern Chamonix. – The climbing to Mont Blanc is a part of the program “Seven Peaks”, as the highest point in Europe. It is also marked as the most beautiful hiking route in Europe and one of the most amazing in the world.

The exclusivity of this program is the opportunity to climb during the tour on three incredible Alpine peaks. The first training is an active acclimatization ascent to the Grand Paradiso massif (4061 m). It is the only mountain over 4000 meters high, entirely located on Italian territory. The continuation of the programme is climbing to the heart of the Alps – Mount Mont Blanc (4810 m.). And in the end is trekking to the Zugspitze massif (2962 m). Zugspitze is the highest peak in Germany and is therefore an attractive destination for all types of travelers.

It is not required to be a professional climber to fully enjoy the summer holidays in the mountains. By taking part in this tour, you will be able to understand the uniqueness of the Alps. Crystal air, saturated with scents of mountain herbs and flowers, white peaks, which are reflected in the clear lakes, blue tongues of glaciers, unusual architecture and customs of the mountainous areas of the three neighboring countries – all this is worth taking a long day trip around Mont Blanc and passing it with honor.

Price includes:
  • guide service
  • using common camp gear (tents, camp tools, kitchen equipment, first aid kit)
  • rental of common alpinistic equipment
  • meals during the campaign (hot breakfast and dinner, lunch as a snack (meals in a café is self-maintained)
  • overnight stays in a tent during the tour
  • transfers during the tour
  • insurance
Additional payment:
  • plane tickets
  • rental of sleeping bag and mat, backpack
  • rental of personal equipment for climbing
  • meals in cities (restaurants, shops)
  • overnights in hostels, campsites and shelters
  • funicular to Mont Blanc

Day 1. Meeting with the group
Arrival in Geneva airport. Transfer to Italy, near Gran-Paradiso massif, located in the southwestern part of the Alps in the territory of Italy.
Day 2-3. Training trekking to Gran-Paradiso
We are going to one from four thousand meters high mountains in the Alps – Gran Paradiso Mount, which is the highest point of the Grand-Paradiso massif. Despite the “royal neighborhood” of such giants as Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Monteroz, Gran Paradiso also looks very majestic, with its 4061 meters above the sea level! The peak of the massif stands somewhat apart and dominates over the plain of the Po River, and in a good clear weather, you can see the Mediterranean Sea from the top. At Grand Paradiso, you will have an opportunity to train all the skills needed for trekking to Mont Blanc: acclimatization and climbing.
Day 4. Sightseeing day in Chamonix
Transfer to the mecca of all climbers to Chamonix Town. A meeting with the group in Chamonix, a mountain resort that is located on the border with Italy and Switzerland, at an altitude of about 1000 meters. We will have time to walk and feel the atmosphere of the famous French town. There is also a monument of the first conquerors of Mont Blanc. Today is the day of group gathering. We spend the night in a camp.
Day 5. Start climbing to Mont Blanc
The day starts with moving from Chamonix to Les Houches. Then ascent by cable car in the village of Les Houches to Bellevue Pass. From that point we make a transition (about 3 hours) to the shelter of Tete Rousse, 3167 meters. Overnight in the shelter.
Day 6. Acclimatization: ascent to the du Gouter shelter, training work with climbing equipment
The second day of the climbing is ascent to the du Gouter shelter. In this day you need to climb to the Grand Couloir (on the way to the couloir and through it – the safety ropes are stretched). After crossing the couloir, the exit to a long, uncomplicated rocky crest leading straight to the du Gouter shelter, 3817m, 4-5 hours from the Tete Roussse shelter. The route passes along the paths, in some places along simple rocks, in some places along steel cables. Overnight at the shelter.
Day 7. Conquering: climbing to Mont Blanc (4810 m.)
Climbing to the top of Mont Blanc from the shelter takes about 5-7 hours, descent – about 3 hours. On the Mont Blanc Mount you will enjoy the amazing panorama and memorizing a wonderful moment among alpine landscapes. Descent to the camp, moving to Chamonix city, overnight in the campsite. Attention! Climbing is possible only in case of good weather conditions (calm weather, good visibility). Participants who according to the instructor lack physical fitness or acclimatization, stay to rest in the base camp.
Day 8. Reserving day in case of bad weather
Reserving day in case of bad weather, for additional acclimatization, training, rest. If that day is not needed – it is an extra day for excursional walks in Chamonix.
Day 9. Climbing to Zugspitze Mount (2962 m.)
Moving to Germany near Zugspitze Mount, climbing to Zugspitze (2962 m.). Depending on the physical preparation, the weather and the mood of the tourists, climbing is possible by a rocky route or an equipped trail that passes through the picturesque forests and waterfalls. Overnight in the campsite. Note. An alternative programme is possible on this day, on the request of the group: climbing to the highest peak of Slovenia, the former Yugoslavia and the Julian Alps – Triglav Mount. (2864 m.)
Day 10. Going home

More information about the equipment:

Personal clothing:

  1. Trekking shoes
  2. Spare shoes
  3. Trousers, 2 pairs
  4. Shorts
  5. Socks – thick and thin ones, 2-3 pairs
  6. T-shirt – 2-3 pieces
  7. A light sweater of a thin fleece or something like that
  8. A warm sweater
  9. A windbreaker jacket
  10. A raincoat
  11. A panama hat/a bandana/a cap and gloves
  12. Hats and warm gloves
  13. Spare underwear and swimsuits

Personal gear:

  1. A backpackRental
  2. A sleeping bag and a padRental
  3. Kitchen utensils (a plate, a spoon and a cup)
  4. Waterproof sacks
  5. Flashlight
  6. A flask or a bottle of water
  7. Personal first aid kit
  8. Personal hygiene items
  9. Sunglasses
  10. The documents, money, cell phone

Equipment for high-altitude climbing:

  1. Boots
  2. Gaiters
  3. Layered underwear
  4. Trousers – ordinary windproof, warm enough for climbing, dress over underwear
  5. Light fleece sweater or similar and a warm sweater for leisure or extreme cold
  6. Windbreaker/raincoat
  7. A hat and a mask
  8. Gloves
  9. A warm or a down jacket

Personal mountain gear for climbing:

  1. Carabiners, 3 pcs.
  2. Crampons
  3. Prusyk
  4. Ice axes with a leash
  5. Lanyard, 2 pcs.
  6. Self-support system (lower)
  7. A helmet
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