Dates :

01/08/2017 - 08/08/2017

Area: Mont Blanc, France


Difficulty

Fitness level      

Technical level


Description

In the realm of the highest mountains in Europe, Mont Blanc, the highest point of the Alps, awaits you! 

Planned tours:

  • Mont Blanc (4,810m) 


Is it possible to climb Mont Blanc in only 7 days with minimum experience?

It's achievable with professional mountain guides if you are fit enough, but 7 days is a minimum time to acclimatise and prepare for Mont Blanc. Our program has been refined over numerous years of climbing/guiding, and we strive to provide the best Mont Blanc experience possible, with 4 days training on the mountains around Chamonix followed by a 3 day ascent of Mont Blanc.


Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival to Chamonix

Individual arrival and check-in.
Your IFMGA mountain guide will welcome you and introduce the program, along with answering any question. There is time for equipment checks or rental of equipment. Night in Chamonix.

DAY 2: Aiguille du Midi

Acclimatisation. We will spend a day on the glacier below Aig du Midi. This is one of your most important days of the course in terms of skill development, as it is essential to have good footwork on Mont Blanc. Day to learn and practice using crampons and ice axes. Night in the Cosmiques hut.

DAY 3: Aiguille du Midi

Day to further acclimatise and practice using crampons and ice axes on the slopes of Mont Blanc du Tacul. Maybe we’ll even climb to the summit of Aig du Midi along the Cosmiques Arête. You’ll also climb vertical ice, make ice anchors, and learn glacier travel skills. Guiding ratio 1:2 (max). Night in Chamonix.

DAY 4: Mer de Glace glacier

You’ll practice using crampons and ice axes on the Mer de Glace glacier (2000m). Afternoon session on climbers crevasse rescue and emergency systems. Return to Chamonix to prepare for Mont Blanc. Guiding ratio 1:6 (max). Night in Chamonix.

DAY 5: Gouter or Tête Rousse hut

Equipment and backpack checks before you set off to climb to one of the high huts, the Gouter or Tête Rousse, for the night. Guiding ratio 1:2 (max). The choice of route that you take on Mont Blanc, and which hut(s) you stay in, is dictated by the weather, conditions, and your skills and fitness. Night in a hut on Mont Blanc.

DAY 6: Summit Mont Blanc 4,810m

Summit Mont Blanc 4,810m from the high hut and descend to Chamonix. It is usual to reach the summit just after sunrise, to take advantage of the best snow conditions, and to minimise the risks of stonefall or late afternoon storms. Back in the valley in the afternoon, celebrations in the evening. Guiding ratio 1:2 (maximum). In the evening there are optional drinks and a celebratory meal. Night in Chamonix.

DAY 7: Departure home

Breakfast, followed by check out until 10:00. You can book a tandem paraglider flight in the morning to celebrate the week’s efforts, with prices around €90 for a 30 minute flight. These flights can be booked in town the day before you wish to fly. Departure home.

ITINERARY NOTES: Where possible we follow itineraries. Mountain adventures on the highest mountain in the Alps are weather and conditions dependant. We are occasionally forced to alter our plans. If this is the case, suitable alternatives are offered. Please use this itinerary as a guide to the types of routes.


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EUR 990/client

4-6clients/mountain guide


eur 1890/client

4 clients/mountain guide 


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EUR 2990/client

2 clients/mountain guide


The price includes:

organization

 guiding

 budget accommodation (BB)

 transports to tour’s starting points

The price includes:

organization

 guiding

budget accommodation (BB)

 transports to tour’s starting points

cable car tickets

  

The price includes:

hotel *** (all inclusive, 3 nights)

all inclusive service in the mountain huts

 guiding

organization

equipment rental

airline ticket

 all transports

 extra beverages

 entrance fees

 8-week training plan

coaching (8 Skype calls)


Not included in the price:

lunch, dinner and extra meals

soft drinks, beers, etc.

 insurance

 cable car tickets

transport from and to airport

climbing equipment and safety-kit backpack are individually bookable 


Not included in the price:

lunch

insurance

extra beverages

climbing equipment and safety-kit backpack are individually bookable  


Not included in the price:

insurance


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Equipment (rental can be arranged)

The basic equipment

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream and lipstick
  • Water bottle or thermo bottle
  • Toilletris
  • Headlamp with spare battery
  • Hiking socks
  • Pocket knife
  • ID and Alpine Club membership
  • Money
  • Silk sleeping bag
  • Band aid
  • Camera
  • Map
  • Backpack 30-40 l

Clothes

  • A Suitable all weather pants
  • A Suitable all weather jacket
  • Warm and comfotable functional clothing
  • Thermal underwear short/long
  • Spare underwear
  • Hiking socks
  • Cap/headband
  • Gloves
  • Sun cap

Technical equipment for alpine and summit tours 

  • Trekking or mountaineering boots
  • Harness with HMS carabiner (we give)
  • Mountaineering boots that can take the crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Extry ice axe for steeper ice
  • Gaiters
  • Climbing helmet


 
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We chose this tour in order to ascent Toubkal (4167 m). The weather was beautifu , our mountain guides great, we recommend it!
— Thomas Dobnikar

Book now

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What happens after you book:

  • We will contact you and discuss the route, equipment and any special needs of your group.
  • We will tailor climbing plan to fitness level of your group.
  • We will send you our standard contract and payment instructions (credit card, PayPal, cheques, wire transfer).
  • on application or 6 weeks before the agreed date, you have to pay deposit of Euro 500 or the full amount.
  • 4 week befor the agreed tour you have to pay the full amount.
  • If you cancel a booking, we will applay the following charges
    • 30 -21 days prior to departure 50% of trip price
    • 20 - 10 days prior to departure 75% of trip price
    • 9-0 days prior to departure 100% of trip price
  • 7 days before the agreed date, we will let you know about weather conditions and how to prepare for the travel to destination.


For any questions, 

contact your guide Danilo Tič directly:

at +386 31 506 931 or

danilo@alpguide.com.

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Expertise - Safety

Our courses, trekkings and expeditions have been tried, tested, altered and perfected over decades. We, IFMGA mountain guides,  have gained experience in the Alps, Yosemite, on expeditions in the Andes, the Himalayas and the Karakorum. Our knowledge and experience have been transferred to all spheres of  our organization, from the first call to safe return home.

We are focusing on smaller groups of clients as we provide higher level of individual assistance. A very important part of our activity is to advise our clients on how to get a proper fitness condition and how to choose correct quality equipment for their safety. By doing so, we ensure the highest possible safety and comfort for our clients.

We put a lot of attention to making reliable relationships with local partners (Sherpas, porters) and we treat them as members of our Alpguide family. We always asses risks and follow safety procedures that ensure safety of our clients, partners and guides.