2 days
Duration
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Summer
Dates
Skilled
Level

Climbing the Mont-Blanc in two days

The ascent of Mont-Blanc in 2 days is a human adventure which requires a very good physical condition, some will and an appropriate supervision. Since 1864 the guides from Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais have been leading their “travellers”, customers or friends to the summit of that magical mountain which must not be underestimated and which must be come up with all humility. That is the reason why we do not lead to the summit any people without experience. The more prepared you will be, the more you will enjoy that unforgettable experience.

Mont Blanc in 2, 3 and 4 days is only for acclimatized people with recent mountaineering experience. If this is not your case, you can do a preparation in 2 or 3 days, contact us for more information.

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Supervision and participants

2 people per guide maximum. We don’t sell group courses for the Mont-Blanc, you have to either come alone or with a friend or family member. You will be supervised by a mountain guide.

Dates

Every day from mid-June to September depending on the beds available and the conditions.

Technical and physical requirements

The Mont-Blanc experience with the guides of the Compagnie de Saint-Gervais allows us to go against the idea often spread: the Mont Blanc is easy. We can’t take anyone up to Mont-Blanc without a preparation course. For those who have no experience, a first approach to mountaineering can be the mountaineering discovery course or a 2-day initiation to discover the high mountains, with this first experience you can either try the Mont Blanc in 2 days or do the Mont Blanc course in 6 days to beat the odds.

If the guide has to turn around because of your level, no refund will be made.

We advise you to intensify your sports sessions six months before. You will have to walk between 6 and 12 hours a day, so you must be prepared by practicing cardio sports during long sessions. Endurance sports: bike sessions, running, hiking on varied terrain.

Additional information

AgeAdult, From 17 years

Detailed program

The previous day – Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1 D+ 1445m/D- 0m

Departure from Saint-Gervais in the morning where you will take “Tramway du Mont-Blanc” to Nid d’Aigle (2,372 m). You will have lunch at Tête Rousse refuge (3,167 m) before getting to Goûter refuge (3,817 m). Near 5-hour walking for the first day.

Day 2 D+ 996m/D- 2436m

Departure at 3 am with headlamps to Aiguille du Goûter (3,863 m),  Dômes (4,304 m) and then Arête des Bosses in the early hours of the morning. Arrival to the summit of Mont-Blanc (4,808 m) near 8 am. You will come back into the valley via the same route in the middle of the afternoon. Near 11-hour walking in total for the second day.

The elevations and walking times are approximate and may vary.

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

« Si votre niveau n’est pas suffisant durant l’ascension, et que le guide fait demi-tour, aucun remboursement ne sera effectué ».

Rates

1525 € for 1 person
2 participants : 930 € / person
3 participants : 1160 € / person

1 guide for maximum 2 people.

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Booking for the hut
  • Tramway du Mont-Blanc pass
  • Lunch in the hut
  • Half-board in the Goûter refuge
  • Water during the meals
  • Ascent certificate

* The price doesn’t include

  • Drinks (except for water during the meals)
  • Your equipment
  • Your insurance
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in “the price includes”

Booking

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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.

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