Mont Blanc Ascent

 

Trips:

Climbing

        Rock

        Ice

        Alpine


Skiing

        Backcountry

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education


Specialty Trips

        Mediterranean Sport Climbing

        Desert Rock Camp

        Mexico Volcanoes

        Haute Route Ski Tour

        British Columbia Ski Week

At 4,810 meters, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the European Alps. First climbed in 1786, the ascent is regarded as the beginning of mountaineering as the sport as we know it today. With the Aiguille du Midi cable car on the North side and the Tramway du Mont Blanc on the West, access to the mountain is unparalleled. The mountain huts of the French Alpine Club make the ascent more civilized as well.

An ascent of Mont Blanc requires a minimum of 6 days to complete. This allows for proper training and acclimatization before attempting the mountain. The first three days of the climb we spend in other areas climbing around Chamonix and staying in the mountain huts. One more day for the approach to the mountain followed by a night in the hut before the summit attempt and the final day spent returning down the mountain and back to town. A 7 or 8 day course is highly recommended to offer flexibility with weather and conditions and to improve your acclimatization, making your climb seem that much easier and more enjoyable.

Offerings:

Alpine

        Matterhorn

        Mont Blanc

        Chamonix

        Colorado

        Alaska

        South America