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Tobias Granath

Mont Blanc

Chamonix

Mont Blanc with its 4808 m is the highest mountain in the Alps and one of the most popular mountains to climb. To climb Mont Blanc with us you don’t need any previous climbing experience. However, excellent fitness is mandatory. Depending on previous experience and ambition we design a Mont Blanc ascent that fits your wishes and you as a climber.

Our standard Mont Blanc program starts with preparation climbs on smaller peaks to acclimatize and get used to climbing with crampons and ice axe.  

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Program

Standard program for beginners and intermediate climbers consists three days of acclimatization and preparation training, then three days for summit climbing. However, for experienced climbers that can manage their own acclimatization and preparation we offer a three day program for the summit.

DAY 1
Preparing equipment and packing. Training day on Aiguille du Midi, 3842m.

DAY 2–3
Summit days. The ascent starts with a walk/climb up to the hut. Depending on the choice of route we stay in different huts. The ascent take normally two days. We eat breakfast after midnight and then we begin our climb towards the top. The ascent by the normal routes takes about 5-6hours. In the afternoon we are back in Chamonix.

Extended Program

Together we discuss the need for extra days before or after the ascent of Mont Blanc. Ad training and acclimatization days before the ascent or extra days for the summit. The ascent of Mont Blanc can also be combined with other great climbs such as:

  • Matterhorn, 4476m
  • Eiger, 3970m
  • Dufourspitze, 4634m
  • Weisshorn, 4506m
  • Aiguille Verte, 4122m
  • Dent Blanche, 4357m

We are happy to arrange Mont Blanc climbs from mid June to beginning of October. 

Check if we have this activity already planned in the booking calendar, if not make a request and we will get back to you soon!

Level required

Excellent fitness. No previous experience from alpine climbing is needed.

Guide/Client ratio

Max 1:2

Length

3days minimum.

Period

From June to beginning of October

Assurance

The client needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.

Price

3day program

1 client 1650 CHF
2 clients 1000 CHF/person

6day program

4 clients 1450 CHF/person

The prices includes rent of technical equipment(crampons, ice-axe, harness, helmet)

Note

Expenses for the guide is not included in the daily fee(lifts, travel costs, lodging etc.)
The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.

Guide fee depends on
  • Type of activity and where
  • Course seriousness and difficulty
  • Course length (day tour or bivinights included)
  • If going alone or in a bigger group
  • If booking a single day or several days
  • High season or low season

Mont Blanc equipment list

Below is a recommended checklist that may change depending on conditions and choice of Mont Blanc route. Please contact us if you need to rent anything of the list below.

Technical Equipment

Crampons, harness, ice-axe, helmet, mountain boots, trekking poles

Other Equipment
  • Backpack 30 liters
  • Headlamp & spare batteries
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Warm jacket
  • Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
  • Jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Trousers (wind and waterproof)
  • Gaiters
  • Thin and warm gloves
  • Ski-googles and sunglasses

  • Water bottle 1 liter
  • Thermos
  • Snacks, Bars
  • Blister kit: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs: If you sleep together in the dormitory at the mountain station and there is a lot of movement.
  • Sleeping sheet for the huts