Mont Blanc Ascent - Alpine Climbing
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group's chalet in Argentiere in the Chamonix Valley. The guide will chat about the days ahead and check out your equipment before dinner.
Day 2: To assist with our acclimatisation, we plan to spend tonight in the Albert Premier hut (2707m.) or the Orny Hut (2,831m). The afternoon is spent going through crampon and ice axe skills. 2 hours walking to reach either hut.
Day 3: After an early start we ascend the Petite Fourche (3,520m). The climb begins by a glacier trek and finishes on a spectacular granite ridge. On a clear day it is possible to see the Matterhorn in the distance. We then trek over the Swiss border and overnight at the Trient Hut.
Day 4: An early (5 am) start and we set out for the Aiguelle de Tour (3542m.) Cross back into France and stop at the Albert Premier Hut for lunch before descending back into the valley and the Lodge in Argentiere.
Day 5: After a relaxing morning preparing kit and making last minute purchases, we take the Bellevue cable car to the Col du Voza and the rack and pinion railway to Mont Lachat. From there we reach the Tete Rousse hut in 3 hours of walking.
Day 6: the attempt on the summit via the Gouter refuge and the Bosses ridge. We should reach the summit (4807m.) in 7-10 hours. Descend the same route all the way back to the Tete Rousse hut.
Day 7: We descend to Chamonix to celebrate a successful trip. Stay the last night in Yeti Lodge.
Day 8: KE Group Package Services end after breakfast.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.