As each course is personalised, the below is an example itinerary.
Day 1: Meeting in Chamonix
You arrive in Chamonix and meet with your personal guide in your hotel for welcome, equipment check and a briefing on the Mont Blanc course ahead. Your evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Chamonix.
Day 2: Training day 1
Your first day will include essential skills training (or a reminder for those with previous experience) and an opportunity to become familiar with your equipment and your guide. You'll be using a cable car to go up high as the day is also an important step in your acclimatisation schedule.
Day 3: Training day 2
Today, your newly acquired skills will be put into practise as you'll set off on a two-day trip. During the day you'll encounter different types of terrain, which will prepare you for climbing Mont Blanc. You'll end the day in a mountain hut where you'll stay the night. This is an important part of your acclimatisation.
Day 4: Training day 3
From the mountain hut, you'll have an early start to asend a peak of around 4000m. This is the perfect rehersal for the Mont Blanc summit attempt and will be a valuable experience before the real thing. It'll also take your acclimatisation to the next level. After the summit, you'll descend to Chamonix for a proper rest at low altitude. Your evening is free to relax and dine in Chamonix.
Day 5: Summit day 1
Today, you set off on your three days summit attempt. Having three days for the summit attempt greatly increases the chance of summit success, in case of any issues with weather and climbing conditions. It's also less hard on the body and experience tells us that you need to preserve as much energy as possible during the summit attempt. Under normal conditions. the first day will be spend ascending to a mountain hut an getting mentally prepared for the summit day.
Day 6: Summit day 2
Today is summit day. An early start is required as it'll be a long and physically demanding day. Your previous days' training and acclimatisation will stand you in good stead and you'll be able to focus on the physical challenge and enjoy the most stunning views in the Alps on the way to the summit. You'll not feel too presured for time as we'll return to the hut where we started, rather than having to descend all the way to Chamonix.
Day 7: Summit day 3
After a long day yesterday, today is a relatively easy and relaxed day as you descend from the hut to Chamonix. If you've got time and energy to spare, it's possible to do some leisurely rock climbing with your guide in the valley in the afternoon. Otherwise, the rest of the day is free to celebrate and enjoy Chamonix at your leisure. The evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Chamonix.
Day 8: Departure day
After breakfast you check out of your hotel. This is the end of your Mont Blanc summit course.
Suitable for strong and motivated trekkers and mountaineers with a high level of fitness and an adventurous spirit. Climbing experience is ideal but not essential.
8 days course with 6 days training and climbing.
Hotel and mountain hut.
Group size and guides:
From 2 clients with certified English-speaking guides (IFMGA).
Dates & prices
This course is run as a private trip on dates to suit you.
Price: £ 2595 p.p.
(based on min. 2 people joining)
Standard inclusions & exclusions:
- PRIVATE certified mountain guide for the full duration of the 6 day course
- Hotel accommodation in the valley for the duration of your course (7 nights)
- ALL mountain hut stays related to the course with dinner and breakfast (3-4 nights)
- ALL lifts/cable cars related to the course
- ALL valley transportation related to the course
- ALL group equipment related to the course
- Travel to/from Chamonix
- Your personal equipment (rental available)
- Lunch/snacks, drinks and meals not mentioned above
Option and Extras
Additional acclimatisation days are avilable. Ask us for details.
Single room upgrade
Single room is available at a small additional cost (although not in mountain huts). Please contact us for details.