France·June 3 - September 21 2024

Mont Blanc (4,810m) with acclimatization 5 days

Climb Montblanc (4,810m) with previous acclimatization at Arête des Cosmiques, Aiguille du Tour (3,542m) or Monte Rosa (4,634m)

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Overview

Mont Blanc, also known as Montblanc, reigns as the tallest peak in the Alps, towering at 4,810 meters. This elevation not only secures its status as the apex of the European Union but also places it among the loftiest summits in Europe, surpassed by only a few mountains in Russia and Georgia. Ascending Mont Blanc via the Goûter refuge or the 4000's route is a cherished goal for many mountaineers. While the climb doesn't demand advanced technical skills (no actual climbing is involved), maintaining strong physical fitness is advantageous due to the significant altitude gain during the journey. Adequate acclimatization in the days leading up to the ascent is equally crucial. Our 5-Day Mont Blanc program spans five days and is guided by a certified expert. It's thoughtfully designed to facilitate proper acclimatization while honing the essential techniques for Mont Blanc. During the preparatory phase, we engage in activities mirroring the technical demands of Mont Blanc in a condensed form. These days provide a chance to acclimate to high-altitude conditions and progressively refine our skills.

Hosts

Isra Samper

Isra Samper

Isra, our lead guide, hails from Spain and grew up amidst the mountains and sea. His passion for climbing led him from the Pyrenees to the Alps. Now based in the Alps, with extensive experience in Chamonix, Isra has climbed Mont Blanc dozens of times.

Bertrand Brizet

Bertrand Brizet

Originally from Dijon, he transitioned from a career in chemical research and teaching to become a high mountain guide in Briançon. He's passionate about guiding others to conquer challenges, sharing his expertise in climbing, mountaineering, and skiing.

A really cool guy!

Omar Samper

Omar Samper

Omar, will be your trusted companion on this climb. With his extensive expertise in both rock climbing and alpine environments and a welcoming personality, he guarantees that your Mont Blanc experience will leave a lasting impression.

Schedule

Over the course of these 5 days, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in one of the world's most renowned mountain landscapes. Prepare for a week filled with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories

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Day 1 - Approach to our acclimatization climb

The initial day focuses on the approach to our acclimatization activity. The specific activity will be determined based on mountain conditions and your experience level. Our preferred acclimatization climbs include Arête des Cosmiques, Aiguille du Tour, or Monte Rosa. We'll start with a ride on the Aiguille du Midi cable car and spend the night in a high-altitude mountain hut.

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Day 2 - Acclimatization climb

We'll start the day with breakfast at the mountain refuge, our overnight lodging. Following that, we'll embark on our daily climbing activity, which will occupy us throughout the day. Once the day's adventure is complete, we'll descend via cable car and return to Chamonix. Please make your own accommodation reservations for the second night in Chamonix.

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Day 3 - Chamonix-Train - Refuge de Tête Rousse (3.165m)

We'll meet in Chamonix or at the Bellevue cable car parking in Les Houches. The morning allows for backpack preparation and last-minute shopping. After a gear check, we'll take the cable car to Bellevue (1,794m) connecting with the Mont Blanc rack railway to Nid d'Aigle (2,362m), the start of our journey.

From Nid d'Aigle, a 2 to 3-hour, 800-meter elevation gain approach leads us to the Tête Rousse refuge at 3,165 meters, adjacent to the glacier of the same name. The presence of snow depends on the season, beginning either at the train's terminus or remaining dry until reaching the refuge.

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Day 4 - Refuge de Tête Rousse (3.165m) - Mont Blanc (4.810m) - Refuge du Goûter (3.815m)

After a short night, we begin our challenging climb at 4 am. Equipped with necessary gear, we ascend through glacial terrain, passing key landmarks like Dôme de Goûter and Les Bosses peaks, before reaching the Mont Blanc summit at 4,810 meters. The return journey follows the same route to the Goûter refuge for the night.

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Day 5 - Ref. de Goûter (3.815m) – Chamonix

On our final day, we'll wake up early to start the descent. It's advisable to descend swiftly, reaching the "bowling alley" promptly to minimize risks. Once past this area, dangers decrease significantly. We'll pass near Tête Rousse refuge, offering the option to pause or continue to the Nid d'Aigle train station (2,362m).

In the event of any previous summit attempts falling short due to reasons like altitude sickness or weather, this day offers another chance. Early wake up is crucial for a potential last ascent and descent.

What's Included

What's Included

UIAGM/IFMGA High Mountain Guide during the days of activity

3 nights at refuges in half board for the participants and the guide

Refuge booking management

Guide half board accommodation in Chamonix

Lift pass for participants and the guide

Transportation in the Chamonix valley

Group safety equipment (rope, carabiners, first aid kit…)

Personal technical gear (harness, helmet, ice ax, crampons, poles, frontal and carabiners). We recommend that participants have their own gear

Technical advice prior to the activity

Sheet with the specific training plan

Public Liability Insurance

Travel to Chamonix

Accommodation and food in Chamonix

Water, lunch and drinks at the refuges of the participants and the guide

Everything that does not appear in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"

Personal climbing, travel insurance

The Package

Mont Blanc | Group of 1

Mont Blanc | Group of 1

Climb Montblanc one-on-one with one of our UIAGM/IFMGA certified guides. You will enjoy a personalized guiding experience the entire week.

FROM$4,403.69/pp

Mont Blanc | Group of 2

Mont Blanc | Group of 2

Whether you arrive with a friend or partner or come solo but wish to join a group, this is the ideal choice for cost savings. We maintain a maximum guide-to-client ratio of 1:2, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

FROM$1,198.20/pp

Mont Blanc | Group of 3

Mont Blanc | Group of 3

If your group consists of three individuals and you prefer to keep the activity private, this is the perfect solution. You will have the dedicated support of two guides exclusively.

FROM$3,406.11/pp

Mont Blanc | Group of 4

Mont Blanc | Group of 4

This option brings together two groups of two, making it an excellent choice for families or groups of friends. You will benefit from having two guides exclusively dedicated to your experience throughout the five days.

FROM$3,097.46/pp

Why is Mont Blanc on the bucket list of all mountain lovers?

An accessible mountain in the heart of Europe

Mont Blanc tops the bucket list of countless mountaineers, thanks to its accessibility and the relatively straightforward ascent via the standard Goûter route. The Chamonix Valley serves as the perfect base for realizing the dream of conquering Western Europe's highest peak. Just one hour away from Chamonix, the Geneva airport ensures convenient access. The valley provides a plethora of accommodation options, and the overall atmosphere here is unparalleled. To elevate the excitement during your stay, all you need is the right gear and an adventurous spirit. Chamonix is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts, and you'll have ample opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and share your experiences.

Why is Mont Blanc on the bucket list of all mountain lovers?

Trip Tips

Climbing / Alpine experience needed

Climbing / Alpine experience needed

Mont Blanc is not very difficult technically, but you need to have a good level of cardio and be able to hike an altitude of 1000m a day. Our acclimatization climb, in addition to acclimatizing, will help you improve your skills and prepare for the climb to Mont Blanc. After booking your trip with Kookoo Climb, we will send you by email a workout plan to prepare you in the weeks before the climb and a kit list with everything you need for the 5 days of activity

What gear do I need for Mont Blanc?

What gear do I need for Mont Blanc?

Ensure your backpack remains lightweight, with a maximum weight limit of 7kg while in the mountains. Essential items to pack include type B2 or B3 boots with suitable crampons, a 60cm hiking ice axe, walking poles, thermal and waterproof clothing, a lightweight harness, helmet, winter goggles, sunglasses, and other necessary gear. Upon booking your trip, we will provide you with a comprehensive kit list. If you find yourself missing any item from the list, rest assured that we'll guide you on where to rent it at a reasonable price in Chamonix

Only certified UIAGM/IFMGA guides

Only certified UIAGM/IFMGA guides

Our guides are all certified UIAGM/IFMGA professionals, each with extensive experience and numerous successful Mont Blanc ascents. Throughout the five days of your activity, you can expect a close and supportive relationship with your guide. They will be there to provide advice and guidance at every step. Beyond climbing, your guide can also offer recommendations on additional activities, interesting sights to explore, great places to dine, and more in Chamonix.

You'll Be Staying Here

Tête Rousse hut

Tête Rousse hut

The Refuge de Tête Rousse, is a mountain hut located  near Mont Blanc. It serves as a base for mountaineers who are attempting ascents of Mont Blanc. The hut is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,167 meters (10,394 feet) and provides a place for climbers to rest, acclimatize, and prepare for the challenging climb of Mont Blanc.

The Tête Rousse Hut is often used by climbers following the Goûter Route, one of the more common and accessible routes to the summit of Mont Blanc. It is typically used as an overnight stop, as the ascent to the summit usually begins very early in the morning from this point.

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Goûter hut

The Refuge du Goûter, is a high mountain hut located near the summit of Mont Blanc. It serves as a crucial stopover point for mountaineers and climbers attempting to ascend Mont Blanc. The hut is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,835 meters (12,582 feet) and is an essential part of the Goûter Route.

The Goûter Refuge provides a place for climbers to rest, acclimatize, and spend the night before their final push to the summit. It is a critical staging post on the ascent, and climbers typically begin the last part of their journey to the summit very early in the morning from this refuge.

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FAQs

Absolutely! A significant number of our participants come solo, and we often place them in groups, typically consisting of 2 or 4 individuals. If you're coming on your own, we suggest opting for one of the 2 or 4-person options, as they are more cost-effective, and we can always find a spot for you within one of the groups comprising other solo participants.

Refund Policy in normal conditions:

  • 100% refund for cancellation of trip 3 months before departure
  • 50% refund for cancellation of trip 2 months before departure
  • 10% refund for cancellation of trip 28 days before departure
  • No refunds for cancellation of trip within 3 weeks before departure
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions, we will consistently explore alternative climbing options within the vicinity. In cases where conducting an alternative activity isn't feasible, Kookoo Climb will suggest rescheduling for a different date or the subsequent season. Should rescheduling not be viable for the client, a refund will be issued, with a deduction of 8% as management fees.

While ascending Mont Blanc does not involve technical climbing, as it's primarily a trekking ascent, participants are required to possess prior hiking experience. This may include previous hikes in the Pyrenees, the Scottish Munros, or equivalent endeavors. Although not mandatory, some familiarity with winter climbing is advisable.

The closest airport is Geneva, just an hour away from Chamonix by bus. To book your flights, head to our homepage and use our integrated Skyscanner search engine. As for accommodation, visit the Alpine Climbing page, powered by Booking.com, to secure your stay.

Hold off on booking your flights and accommodation immediately after securing your Mont Blanc experience. We'll send you an email to confirm the starting date, along with a fitness plan to prepare for Mont Blanc and a gear list. If you need to rent equipment, we'll provide cost-effective recommendations once you're in Chamonix.

If you have more questions about the Mont Blanc program, let us know. Contact us!

Mont Blanc (4,810m) with acclimatization 5 days

France· June 3 - September 21 2024· 110 nights

FROM$1198/pp

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