MontBanc 4.810m, 6 days

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This is the best preparation program for the ascent of Mont Blanc for all those who are starting out in mountaineering and want to climb Mont Blanc.
Our 6-day program includes the technical preparation and acclimatization necessary to face this challenge; 3 days of training in the necessary techniques in the Tour and Trient glacier and 3 days of ascent to dose the effort and manage the conditions of the route and the weather.

Subject to changes depending on mountain conditions, weather and the fitness of the participants.

Day 1: Albert 1er Refuge

From the Col de Balme cable car, climb to the Glacier Tour where we will practice glacier progression and techniques.
Night at the Albert 1st refuge (2702 m)
Hours: 1:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elevation: + 570 m

Day 2: Refuge du Trient (Aiguille de Tour 3.542m)

We will climb the Col du Tour by the Tour glacier.

We will step on the Trient Glacier, dazzled by the first rays of the sun that contrast with the icy shadow of the western slope.
We will continue to the foot of the Aiguille du Tour, heading east to the refuge of Trient (3170 m) crossing the glacier dominated by the Aiguilles Dorées. Throughout the day we will have the opportunity to learn the techniques and progression on glacial terrain.
We will focus on snowy slope safety techniques.
For groups of 4, we will climb the Aiguille du Tour, at 3,542 m.
Hours: 4 to 6 p.m.
Elevation: + 820 m / – 372 m

Day 3: Petite F0urche 3,512m and Tete Blanche 3,420m

Today is a very full day ahead of us; we will leave towards the Col Blanc where we will access by a short slope of 50 ° to show up between the Petite Fourche 3.512m and the Tête Blanche 3.420m.

We will climb the Petite Fourche 3,512m on snow or ice slopes and an easy stretch of rock before the summit. Return to the Albert 1er refuge by the summit of the Tête Blanche 3,420m and the Glacier du Tour. After a small snack, descend to the village of Le Tour with the ski lift of the C0l de la Balme.
Night in the valley.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Elevation: + 530 m / – 873 m

Dia 4: Tete Rousse

Today is an active day of rest. We get on the Bellevue cable car in the middle of the morning and then on the rack train to the Eagle’s Nest.
An easy path will take us to the Tête Rousse glacier.
Night at the Tête Rousse refuge (3167m)

Hours: 2 to 3 p.m.
Elevation: + 800 m

Day 5: summit of Mont Blanc – Goûter refuge

Departure around 6 am to face the easy climb to the Aiguille du Goûter and arrival at the Goûter refuge at 3800 m. We will rest for about an hour at the refuge to refill power, then we will continue towards the Dôme du Gouter climbing gentle slopes of snow. We will cross the glacial plateau of the Col du Dôme and after a short and steep slope we will reach the Vallot refuge where we will take a short break. Then we will continue along the Bosses ridge, sharp and with repeated slopes, where we will have to concentrate on breathing and put one foot in front of the other until we finally reach the top!

Arriving at the summit, a small photo shoot, a panoramic view, then a quick snack, and we will begin the descent. Remember that when you get to the top, you will have only traveled half way, you need to stay focused!

We will make our way to the Goûter refuge, where we will finally be able to rest and celebrate the summit.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Elevation: + 1630 m – 1000 m

Day 6: Return to Chamonix

We wake up at 5 am, rested and ready for the descent. We will go down to breakfast at the Tête Rousse refuge and from there to the train at Nid d’Aigle.

Hours: 3 to 4 hrs.
Elevation: – 1400 m

Arrival in Chamonix at noon and farewell after this intense and memorable week.

Snow and ice slopes from 35 ° to 40 °, with the conditioning of the altitude!
Easy climbing II and III degree. If you are used to rock climbing, you will feel much more comfortable on the way up and down Goûter.
However, it is recommended to practice some climbing to become familiar with the specific movements and techniques of this discipline and to make the ascent and descent to the Gouter refuge even easier. Attention to the assessment we put, "II and III or easy", are assessments of climbing and mountaineering aimed at people who practice it. This does not necessarily mean that it is easy for people who do not practice climbing or mountaineering.

Elevations of 800 to 1700 m depending on the refuge from where we leave.
Stages of 6 hours on average and 12 hours for Mont Blanc.
Very good physical condition is required. You need to get in good shape, the first 3 days are not meant to provide good fitness. Reaching the summit is only half way, the ascent ends when you return to the valley. It is recommended to practice endurance sports regularly: running, mountain biking ... (ask our frequently asked questions document)

What does "two possible attempts to reach the top" mean?
This means that we either make the summit on day 2 from Tête Rousse, or on day 3 from the Gouter refuge with descent into the valley on the same day.
If an unsuccessful attempt is made during the ascent, for any reason, there will be no second attempt without additional remuneration, which will be defined with the guide.

Adaptation to bad weather forecast D2:
D1: climb to the Tête Rousse refuge
D2: climb to the Gouter refuge
D3: ascent to Mont Blanc and descent to the valley.

Forecast of bad weather for the D1 / 2/3 on Mont Blanc, we will look for alternatives to reach other peaks of more than 4000m: Gran Paradiso, MonteRosa ...

-ratio GUIDES
1 IFMGA mountain guide per 6 on days 1,2 and 3
1 IFMGA mountain guide per 2 on days 4,5 and 6
- 3 days of acclimatization to avoid altitude problems.
- 3 days of preparation and practice of the necessary techniques for the ascent route.
- The climb to Mont Blanc in 3 days gives us maximum flexibility and two possible options to climb to the top.
- Two possibilities to reach the summit, day 2 or day 3.
- We don't get up at midnight, we walk during the day, we go down from the Aiguille du Gouter rested the next morning.
- Avoid passing the Couloir de Gouter during sunny hours to maximize safety.
- The days are better spent.
- Finally, our team of passionate guides who will do their best to accompany you to the top

Mountaineering boots B2 or B3
Ice-axe and crampons
Light harness, 1 HMS safety carabiner
Clothing following the system of the 3 layers:
Tights and synthetic t-shirt
Waterproof and breathable pants (gore-tex or similar)
Windbreaker jacket (fleece lining or soft shell)
Waterproof and breathable jacket (gore-tex or similar)
Thin gloves and thick gloves
Cap and visor
Sunglasses and blizzard glasses
Sun cream and lip protection
40l backpack
Front and spare batteries
Cotton or silk bag for maximum comfort in shelters
Small toilettery

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    MontBanc 4.810m, 6 days

    • Dates: June to September
    • Time: 5 days
    • Price: 1 persona 4000€pp
      2 persones 3000€pp
      3 persones 2500€pp
      4 persones 2000€pp
      5 persones 2000€pp
      6 persones 1800€pp
    • Level: Amateur
    • Group: Max 2 person per Guide during ascent


    Program organization and reservations as described
    1 IFMGA guide for 6 people the first 3 days
    1 IFMGA guide for 2 people in the last 3 days
    All train and cable car tickets as described in the program
    Half board accommodation at the Albert 1er, Trient, Tete Rousse and Gouter refuges
    Collective safety equipment (ropes, ice screws, glacier kit ...)

    Not Included

    Personal equipment (see rental options)
    Accommodation in the valley (before and after the program)
    Accommodation in the valley on the night of the 3rd day
    Different meals with half board in the shelters
    Personal expenses such as water or extra meals at the shelters.
    Unexpected changes to the program