France·June - August
Montblanc 3 Days
Mont Blanc with certified climbing guide – 4810m Express Chamonix. The highest peak in the AlpsVIEW DATES
Mont Blanc or Montblanc, is the highest mountain in the Alps, with a height of 4,810 meters. It is the highest point in the European Union and one of the highest in the rest of Europe, surpassed only by several mountains in Russia and Georgia. The ascent to Mont Blanc through the Goûter refuge or the route of the 4000's, is in the bucket list of many mountaineers. It does not present great technical difficulties (it is not necessary to climb), but having a good physical condition is is highly recommended , since these are days with a lot of positive gain, and also, it is necessary to have done a good acclimatization the previous days if possible. The ascent to Mont Blanc Express in 2 or 3 days with one of our certified guides, is designed to reach the summit in a reduced time with a cheaper price than the 5 days program. It is a good option if you want to acclimatize on your part and make the ascent with a guide. The 3-day ascent allows you to summit the mountain in a reduced time, and if we don't have the option of attempting the summit on the second day for whatever reason (altitude sickness, fatigue, weather...), there would be another opportunity to attempt summit on the third day. If you are interested in climbing Mont Blanc with acclimatization, we have the "Objective Ascent to Mont Blanc 4,810m in 5 or 6 days" program, with previous activities that will help us acclimatize and improve our technique.
Montblanc in a reduced time
You will be able to climb Montblanc in a reduced time if you have limited days in the valley. This is perfect for those who'd like to combine the ascent of Montblanc with other treks or activities in Chamonix
Certified UIAGM/IFMGA climbing guide
Our guides have been working in the Chamonix area for many years and they know all the secrets and good tips to make your experience unique
From Sax, Alicante, he grew up between the sea and the rocks. Soon his passion became climbing. He started doing mountaineering for his own pleasure, going from the Pyrenees to the Alps always looking for heights. One day he decided to move to the Pyrenees, where he began to develop different professional activities linked to the mountain, as a canyoning guide and high altitude mountain guide. He's lived several years in Chamonix and today his base camp is in Briançon. He's climbed Montblac countless times.
From Dijon, like mustard, he grew up in this land among vineyards and limestone walls. After a few years working in the field of chemical research and as a teacher, he wanted to turn is life 180 degrees. Make his passion his work. That's why he decided to settle in Briançon and pass the high mountain guide diploma. He's happy working as a guide, being able to accompany you and make you achieve your challenges. He's happy to transmit and teach you everything he know, sharing his knowledge about climbing, mountaineering or skiing.
She is Catalan but she lived many years in the Pyrenees. It was in the mountains of the Aragon Pyrenees where her passion for the mountains began. From that wish to climb mountains came the need to travel and live in other places. She currently lives in Briançon, at the foot of the Écrins National Park and next to the Queyras Regional Park. Over the years she has made her passion her profession. Today, certified as a mid-mountain guide from the French school, she will be delighted to guide you and pass on her knowledge of the natural environment, giving her best so that you have a pleasant holiday in the mountains.
Montblanc (4,810m) in 3 Days
Day 1 - Chamonix-Train du Mont Blanc - Nid d'Aigle (2.372m) - Ref. Tête Rousse (3.165m)
We will meet at noon in Chamonix, or in the parking lot of the Bellevue cable car (Les Houches), to go up to the refuge, since we have a short and comfortable approach. In the morning we will have time to prepare the backpack and do some shopping if necessary. Before starting we will review the gear and we will take the cable car that goes up to Bellevue (1,794m), from Les Houches. There we will connect with the Mont Blanc rack railway, which will take us to Nid d'Aigle (2,362m), where our walk will start.
From here we have a 2-3 hours approach, and about 800 meters of positive gain to the Tête Rousse refuge, located at 3,165 meters, next to the glacier with the same name.
Depending on the season, we can find snow from where the train stops.
Elevation gain: +800m -0m / Distance: 3.2km / Time: 2-3h
Day 2- Ascent to Mont Blanc (4,810m) - Goûter refuge (3,815m)
After a rather short night, we will get up at 4am to have breakfast and start our ascent. A long day awaits us. We will leave the refuge with the headlamp on and depending on the conditions, we will wear all the gear (crampons, harness, helmet, etc.). Shortly after leaving the refuge we will cross the famous bowling alley (safer at dawn) and ascend the famous path equipped with cables to the Goûter refuge (3,815m), where we will stop and have something to eat. We will continue the day, now through glacial terrain. Right after, we will pass near the Dôme de Goûter (4,304m), from where we will have a beautiful view of the Vallot refuge (4,362m) and the summit of Mont Blanc, with the ridge of Les Bosses joining them. From here, the ascent becomes a bit more technical and exposed, we will walk beautiful ridge, sometimes quite narrow, passing through the two small peaks of Les Bosses (Humps) at 4,513 meters. From there, a long ridge will take us to the long-awaited summit of Mont Blanc at 4,810 meters.
We will descend along the same itinerary to the Goûter refuge, all on glacial terrain, where we will spend the night.
Elevation gain: +1650m -1000m / Distance: 9.4km / Time: 10-12h
Day 3 - Tête Rousse refuge - Nid d'Aigle (2,372m) - Chamonix
We are already on the last day and we only have the descent left! Today it's also time to get up early, although not as much as the other days. We will prepare everything and begin the descent. It is advisable to get down as soon as possible, to pass the bowling alley in early hours. We will pass near the Tête Rousse refuge, where we can make a stop or continue to the train at Nid d'Aigle (2,362m).
In the event that we were unable to reach the summit the day before for whatever reason (altitude sickness, fatigue, weather conditions…), we'll use this day for one last attempt. We would have to get up early like the day before, and reach the summit very early so that we would have time to get the train back to Chamonix.
The descent will be by the same itinerary as the ascent.
Elevation gain: +0m -1450m / Distance: 4.7km / Time: 4-5h
UIAGM/IFMGA High Mountain Guide during the days of activity
Guide half board accommodation in Chamonix
Lift pass for participants and the guide
Group safety equipment (rope, carabiners, first aid kit…)
Sheet with the specific training plan
Personal technical gear (harness, helmet, ice ax, crampons, poles, frontal and carabiners). We recommend that participants have their own gear
Refuge booking management
Transportation through the Chamonix Valley
Technical advice prior to the activity
Night at refuges half board
What's Not Included
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"
Montblanc (4,810m) in 3 Days and the Chamonix offer
The Chamonix valley, a paradise for mountain lovers
Montblanc is one of the most desired mountains in the world for various reasons and especially for its accessibility and proximity to towns such as Chamonix, Geneva or Courmayer. The ascent is possible in 2 or 3 days for those who have little time and wish to combine the ascent with other activities in the valley. The variety of sports and activities in Chamonix is immense and a week or two can go a long way if, in addition to Montblanc, we plan other goals, such as one of the multiple alpine ridges, climbing, paragliding, hikes or the Montblanc Tour.
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