This programme is aimed at those who already have the necessary skills, and who wish to summit Mont Blanc after having acclimatised in their own time. Its uniqueness comes from the fact that we will take three days, meaning we can climb up progressively, staying at each of the Mont Blanc huts. Our energy will be spent on gaining altitude little by little, and waiting for the best moment to go for the summit. This unconvential programme, something we specialise in, reduces the daily height gain and distance covered, making it a little less demanding and in turn increasing your chance of summiting.
Day 1: Climb from the Nid d'Aguille (2375m) to the Tête Rousse hut (3165m). A relaxed day, height gain 790m. In the afternoon there could be a workshop to fine tune skills if necessary. Path accessible 2-3hrs.
Day 2: Tête Rousse hut (3165m) to Goûter hut (3815m), height gain 650m. We'll cross the Grand Couloir (an area known for rockfall and the most dangerous point in the ascent) during the day so we can check out the potential for rockfall and manage the eventual hazards. We'll climb the spur, using the in-situ cables and fixed ropes to help us. Depending on the conditions we'll climb on rock or mixed terrain (snow, rock and ice). If the weather conditions are good, we'll head for the summit and stay in the Goûter hut on the way down. 6-8hr day.
Day 3: Goûter hut (3815m) - Nid d'Aguille (2375m). Descent via the rocky spur, then re-crossing the Grand Couloir, then picking up the path back to Nid d'Aguille.
From 800 euros per person in a group of two
From 1400 euros for one person on their own.
- Liability insurance
- Accident insurance
- Gear for the rope team
- Although we recommend you use your own personal gear, we can lend you harness, helmet, ice axe, or crampons if necessary.
Not included in the price:
Travel to Chamonix (flights, minibus or taxi transfer to Chamonix), cable cars, accomodation in the valley, huts, food on the hill, and so on. The guide's expenses such as huts, food, cable cars, internal transfers, are to be shared by the participants.
For an all inclusive package price please contact us.
WARNING: all reservations for Mont Blanc ascents should be done in December so that we can reserve the Goûter Hut in time, as it is one of the busiest and fullest in the Alps.
Duration: 3 days
Ideal season: From June to September, although July offers the best chance of finding the infamous Grand Couloir at its most stable
Max participants: 2