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3 Day Mont Blanc Ascent Add-on

Dawn reveals the clouds below on Mont Blanc summit day
Summit morning on Mont Blanc

Utilise your acclimatisation and climbing skills to join one of our guides for a quick ascent of Mont Blanc directly following your Adventure Consultants instruction course or ascent.

The ascent is programmed to run over 3 days directly following the end of your trip, and for course participants, offers to the opportunity to make the most of newly learnt skills.

You will finish your initial trip and start the Mont Blanc Add On in Chamonix. Your initial trip will have provided vital preparation for attempting Mont Blanc as it gives a decent level of acclimatisation.

We approach Mont Blanc from either the North West via the Goûter Route or the North via the Cosmiques Route. Technically speaking, Mont Blanc is not especially difficult but it is very physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness.

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability

Intermediate

Elevation

Elevation

4,807m/15,771ft

Duration

Duration

3 days

Location

Location

Chamonix, France

ADD-ON ITINERARY
DAY 1

Take the Bellevue Lift and Mont Blanc Tramway Lift 2,380m/7,800ft and hike up to Tête Rousse 3,187m/10,377ft (4 hrs), or take the Aiguille du Midi Lift, trek to Cosmiques Hut 3,613m/11,854ft (1 hr) with the route selection done by your guide and our team, according to the conditions and season

DAY 2

Very early start for the climb of Mont Blanc 4,807m/15,771ft (7 to 8 hrs) and descend to Goûter 3,863m/12,674ft or Tête Rousse Huts 3,187m/10,377ft, or return to Cosmiques Hut (4 to 5 hrs). Sometimes it will be possible to descend to Chamonix the same day

DAY 3

Descend to Les Houches, transfer to Chamonix. Debrief and hotel night. Depart day: Breakfast and departure. Airport transfers are not included but we can arrange this for you.

NOTE

The programme may be subject to change due to weather and climbing conditions

3 day MB Map

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
Jun - Sept 2024 €2,850 EUR $
Jun - Sept 2024 €1,720 EUR $

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PREPARE

Fitness

To make the most of your climbing experience we encourage you to work on your fitness before the trip. You will find that training on hills with a +10kg pack is the best preparation for the mountains, to build your endurance. We recommend training programmes tailored to mountaineering such as those from Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

Technically speaking, Mont Blanc is not especially difficult but it is very physically demanding due to the altitude and the length of the summit day, and thus requires a good level of fitness. This guided ascent is suitable for people who have just completed an introductory mountaineering course or an Ascents Week in the European Alps and are pre-acclimatised. Rock climbing or scrambling experience is desirable and prior use of ice axe and crampons is required.

Altitude Experience

Summit day on Mont Blanc is 10–12 hours long and gains over 1,500m/5,000ft in elevation. Combine these factors with an altitude of over 4,000m/15,000ft and the need to have very good cardiovascular fitness and be pre-acclimatised is even more important.

Guide and clients under instruction with view to Mont Blanc above
Why Adventure Consultants?

We only employ IFMGA qualified guides for European ascents and courses and this is the only certification that is recognised in the French Alps. In order to gain these qualifications guides must undergo rigorous training and assessment on climbing skills, instructional skills, avalanche training and assessment, wilderness first aid, rescue training and much more. The qualification takes many years to attain and ensures you are getting a world class professional service.

We operate the Mont Blanc Guided Ascent on a ratio of one guide to one or two climbers. This means you can come by yourself or bring a friend for the 1:2 guided ascent. You benefit from the higher degree of personal tuition from your guide and your skills will be accelerated because of this. If you are a seasoned climber and want to attempt a more technical training climb prior to the Mt Blanc ascent then please enquire at the booking stage for other options.

You will have the undivided attention of your guide throughout the duration of your trip who will be willing to help you revise technical skills throughout the programme. Most other guide companies will amalgamate you into large groups through the acclimatisation stage of the trip then put you with a single guide (or two people with a guide) on summit day as a cost cutting measure. We do not believe this is in your best interest so we adhere to the same guide policy throughout the time you are with us.

Pointing to Mont Blanc, top of the European Alps
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Qualified mountain guide
  • Group technical equipment
  • Lift passes as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Hut accommodation as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation on a B&B basis during trip dates as specified on the schedule, including first / last night of your trip
  • Local ground transport as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast & dinner during mountain component of course/trip.
Gouter Hut on the Mont Blanc normal route

Experience the unique and friendly hospitality and accommodation of the huts in the European Alps. 

GALLERY
Climbing Mont Blanc, reaching the Col de Mauduit

The acclimatisation and experience gained on your course or ascent means the Mont Blanc ascent can be condensed into a short 3-day climb!

Spectacular European Alps view from Mont Blanc

Spectacular European Alps view from Mont Blanc.

Our Guides
Jon Bracey
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Sandy Allan
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Suze Kelly
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Summit of Mont Blanc

"Just got back today. The overall trip was brilliant, I feel like I’ve been away from the desk for three months, not three weeks!"

Heidi Frisch, Australia
You need all your climbing skills to climb Mont Blanc

"This was a life-changing experience for me. Not only did I not know I could do some of these things, actually, I did not know such things existed. Crampons and carabiners are now part of my vocab and I am the proud owner of my own ice axe."

Shelley Jackson, Australia
Mont Blanc viewed from Chamonix Valley

"Adventure Consultants are simply fantastic! 100% professional and supportive from start to finish, I always felt confident that I would learn and grow without being pushed too far. I cannot recommend you all highly enough team!"

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