Mont Blanc Ascent - Alpine Climbing
- Climb Mont Blanc Western Europe`s highest peak
- Acclimatise on the Petite Fourche and Aiguille du Tour
- Classic route to the top of Mont Blanc
- Guide ratio 1:2 during the climb of Mont Blanc
- All uplift and cable car fares (worth up to £54) are included
Climbing Mont Blanc (4807m) the highest peak in the Alps and Western Europe, affords a summit panorama that includes the Eiger, Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. The ascent of Mont Blanc presents one of the great challenges of the Alps, requiring a high level of fitness and adequate acclimatisation. Basic mountaineering skills tuition will be provided during a week of training that will include ascents of the Petit Fourche (3520m) and the Aiguille du Tour (3542m). Our Mont Blanc trips are based at the extremely comfortable Yeti Lodge Chalets in Argentiere, close to Chamonix, offering all amenities including hot tubs, saunas and a great chef! Key to a successful Mont Blanc ascent is experienced and motivated guides and flexibility with the itinerary in case of bad weather. For the ascent of Mont Blanc itself, we will use one of the classic routes to the summit, either via the Dome de Gouter or the traverse of the North-East Ridge via Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul. Our preferred option will be to take all clients via the ‘Normal Route' however; the guides will select the most appropriate route depending on conditions on the mountain, the weather and availability in the huts (see notes on routes below). Our Mont Blanc package is fully inclusive of local transport and cable cars and all meals with th exception of lunches. This is a great value package, using a superb valley base and guides will offer you every chance of getting to the summit on Mont Blanc.
Is this holiday for you?
This is fundamentally an Alpine climbing holiday. Led by professional IFMGA guides, it is aimed at giving instruction to fit hill-walkers with some basic experience of using crampons and a single ice axe, either in the Alps, the UK in winter or the Colorado Rockies. The three peaks included in the itinerary will be strenuous on account of the altitude and will involve glacier travel, easy snow-slope climbing and some easy scrambling and exposed ridges. Ropes, crampons and an ice axe will be used. Given our high guide to client ratio (1:4 during the acclimatisation period and 1:2 during the ascent of Mont Blanc) and the non-technical nature of the climbing, this mountain holiday should be feasible for anyone with previous mountaineering experience and a good level of fitness.