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

Goal: Mont-Blanc course

Mont-Blanc is a dream that we can help you realize! The Mont-Blanc goal course will prep you well.
Since 1864 the guides from Compagnie des guides de Saint-Gervais Les Contamines have been leading their “travelers”, customers or friends to the summit of that magical mountain Our personalized program allows you to begin the ascent with maximum chances of success.

Two options :
In order to lead you into that adventure we have set up two course options adapted to everybody:

OPTION 1 : The ascent of Mont-Blanc in 2 days with a departure on Sundays

OPTION 2 : The ascent of Mont-Blanc in 3 days with a departure on Tuesdays

Download the information document and the equipment listing

 

Our advantage

  • Postponement of the ascent of Mont-Blanc in case of bad weather (for 2 years)
  • Supervision by local guides that know the terrain perfectly and participate in the local community. The guides participate in the organisation of the safety on the itinerary all year long.
  • Warm lunch in the refuges as well as bottled water in the Gouter and Tête Rousse refuge, for your comfort, and to maximize your chances of success.
  • Personalized welcome with a drink and appetizer offered by your guide.
  • Our team is present all year to answer your questions and to advise you (about clothing, physical training or organizing your stay).
  • A privileged supervision with a guide for 4 people maxi for the preparation.
  • The preparation in adequacy with the objective (acclimatization in refuges, duration of the preparation). Preparation in a wild setting around the Tré la Tête glacier.

Dates

June 4 to September

OPTION 1: Departure every Sunday    /    OPTION 2: Departure every Tuesday

Rates

Option 1 – With ascent of Mont-Blanc in 2 days

The rate is set as below:
-1590€ per person

The price includes:
The supervision by a mountain guide — 3 half-board packages in refuges — the picnics and the lunch — the package for the Tramway du Mont-Blanc — tea for Mont-Blanc climb.

The price does not include:
The drinks, the cereal bars and other personal expenses — the rental equipment — the transport to the starting point — your personal insurance — everything that is not in “the price includes”.

Option 2 – With ascent of Mont Blanc in 3 days

The rate is set as below:
-1795€ per person

The price includes:
The supervision by a mountain guide — 4 half-board packages in refuges — lunch — the lift pass for the Tramway du Mont-Blanc — tea for Mont-Blanc climb.

The price does not include:
The drinks, the cereal bars and other personal expenses — the accommodation in Saint-Gervais (except for the all-inclusive package) — the rental of the equipment — the transport to the starting point — your personal insurance — everything that is not in “the price includes”.

Accommodation

Accomodation is optional : Twin room in Saint-Gervais : dinner / night / breakfast
For option 1 : 345€ You’ll stay in Saint-Gervais on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
For option 2 : 230€ You’ll stay in Saint-Gervais on Monday and Thursday.
All nigts in the huts are included in the price.
During your course you will be accommodated in mountain refuges and will sleep in dormitories. The first night at Tré-la-Tête refuge, the second night at Conscrits refuge and the last night at Gouter refuge. Those refuges are all resupplied by helicopter and supplied with electricity thanks to solar panels. You will not be able to recharge your phones or cameras and you will have

Additional information

AgeAdult, From 17 years

OPTION 1 WITH ASCENT OF MONT-BLANC IN 2 DAYS

Saturday
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office for a briefing / welcoming drink with the guides.

Sunday
Departure at 1 PM for an introduction to verticality and off-road terrain. Ascent to Tré-la-Tête Sundayrefuge (1,970 m) and night spent at the refuge.
Difference in height of + 960 m. 2 and a half hour walk.

Monday
Departure from Tré-la-Tête refuge for a theoretical and technical learning on rocks, snow and ice. MondayNight at Conscrits refuge (2,602 m). Difference in height of + 745 m. 6-hour walk.

Tuesday
Departure at 5 AM to climb Aiguille de la Bérangère (3,425 m) or a mixed climb into Tré-la-Tête Tuesday massif to practice what you learnt the first two days. Meal at Tré-la-Tête refuge, then you will go down to Contamines and will come back to Saint-Gervais. Difference in height of + 830 m / – 2,250 m. 10-hour walk.

Wednesday
Rest day.

Thursday
Departure early in the morning with the Tramway du Mont-Blanc. Ascent to Tête Rousse refuge Thursday before getting to Gouter refuge (3,817 m) or night spent at Tête Rousse refuge if Gouter refuge is full.
Difference in height of + 1,500 m. 6-hour walk.

Friday
Departure at 3 am with headlamps to Dôme du Goûter (4,304 m) and then Arête des Bosses in the Friday early hours of the morning. Arrival to the summit of Mont-Blanc (4,808 m).
You will come back into the valley via the same route in the afternoon.
Difference in height of + 996 m / – 2,436 m. 11/12-hour walk.

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

OPTION 2 WITH ASCENT OF MONT-BLANC IN 3 DAYS

Monday
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office for a briefing / welcoming drink with the guides.

Tuesday
Departure at 1 PM for an introduction to verticality and off-road terrain. Ascent to Tré-la-Tête refuge (1,970 m) and night spent at the refuge. Difference in height of + 960 m. 2 and a half hour walk.

Wednesday
Departure from Tré-la-Tête refuge for a theoretical and technical learning on rocks, snow and ice. Night at Conscrits refuge (2,602 m). Difference in height of + 745 m. 6-hour walk.

Thursday
Departure at 5 AM to climb Aiguille de la Bérangère (3,425 m) or a mixed climb into Tré-la-Tête massif to practice what you learnt the first two days. Meal at Tré-la-Tête refuge, then you will go down to Contamines and will come back to Saint-Gervais. Difference in height of + 830 m / – 2,250 m. 10-hour walk.

Friday
Ascent to Tête Rousse refuge (3,167m) with the Tramway du Mont-Blanc in the early afternoon and night at the refuge. Difference in height of 800 m.  3-hour walk.

Saturday
Departure early in the morning to go to Aiguille du Goûter (3,863 m), Dôme du Goûter (4,304 m) and then Arête des Bosses. Arrival to the summit of Mont-Blanc (4,808 m). Descent to Gouter refuge (3,817 m). Difference in height of + 1,650 m / – 991 m. 6/7-hour walk.

Sunday
You will come back from Gouter refuge into the valley via the same route in the early morning. Meal in the valley.
Difference in height of – 1,470 m. 4/5-hour walk.

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

Booking

We do not have online registration. It is important for us to have speak to you on the phone, to inform you on the program of your stay and talk about your level and experiences you have in the mountains. Annie, Chloé and Veerle are at your disposal for any questions at +33 4 50 47 76 55.

Download the subscription file

To register, you can send us the registration form dated and signed with a deposit of 30% and the amount of optional insurance.

For any information, we invite you to contact us by mail or by phone at +33 (0) 4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or at +33 (0) 4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We will be able to guide you in the realization of your project.

Arête des Bosses