Climb Mont Blanc - Classic Route
Mont Blanc is a training ground for some of the world's most renowned Alpinists. Yet conquering the 4810m summit is an achievable jewel even in the amateur mountaineer's crown with our experienced guides.
On our trips you’ll get the chance to tackle high altitude conditions, traverse glaciers with crevasses and seracs. And with the weather gods on your side, ascend to the peak of the majestic Mont Blanc.
Expect to be tested physically and mentally, as you journey through a spectacular lunar landscape of snow and ice, walking in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous mountaineers.
This is an achievable goal for the fit and strong, and will stay in your memory for the rest of your life.
There are few ways to the summit, each with their own special merits:
Standard Route: Do you dream of climbing Mont Blanc? Help ensure a successful summit with our qualified guides. The trip will take a gradual approach on the ascent to optimise your chances. You should attempt this if you already have a considerable background in alpinism. Duration: 2 or 3 days.
3 Mont Blanc Route: Ascend via the less-travelled Cosmique route, which traverses Mont-Blanc Tacul and Mont Maudi. Steep in places, this requires good technical skill and stamina. Duration: 2 days.
Objective Mont Blanc: Ensure your chances of a successful summit with this expertly coached course. Qualified guides will teach you solid climbing skills in the valley first to help build your confidence before you start your ascent. Duration: 5 days - 3 days training, 2 days of climbing.
Climb Mont Blanc 6 days course: You will receive 3 days of essential alpine preparation. During these 3 days you can practice using your ice axe and crampons along with climbing and rope techniques. The following 2 days are reserved for summit attempt. If you don't succeed, there's an option to try again on your 6th and final day of the course.
Handy hints from Mountain Base
- Leave your phone at home for a digital detox far more profound than any luxury mind-body retreat.
- Take ear plugs. It will ensure you get a good night's sleep in a refuge that can often be full of snorers.
- Wear high factor SPF - the sun is extremely powerful at high altitude.
- Don’t miss your window of opportunity. This trip is only available May - September.