6 days
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Summer
Beginner, Skilled

Mont-Blanc goal course

Our assets

  • Postponement of the ascent of Mont-Blanc in case of bad weather (for 2 years).
  • 2 different options for the ascent (2 or 3 days).
  • 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, 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).
  • 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.

Mont-Blanc is a dream that we can help you realize!
The ascent of Mont-Blanc is a human adventure that requires a very good physical condition, willpower, and proper supervision. Beyond the fascinating landscapes and physical challenges it is above all an incredibly rewarding human adventure.

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 AVAILABLE

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 file and equipment list

2021 Dates

For option 1: every Sunday from June 13th to September 12th
For option 2: every Tuesday from June 1st to September 21st

2021 Rates

2021 RATE OPTION 1 – ascent in 2 days

The rate is set as below:

-1695€ / person

The price includes:

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • 3 half-board packages in refuges (dinner, night and breakfast)
  • Lunch during the preparation and the ascent
  • Lift pass for Tramway du Mont-Blanc
  • Water in the huts
  • Tea for the Mont-Blanc climb.

The price does not include:

  • Half-board in Saint-Gervais on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday (see optional hotel stay).
  • The drinks, the cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • The rental equipment
  • Transportation to the starting point in Contamines
  • Your personal insurance
  • Everything that is not in “the price includes”.

2021 RATE OPTION 2 – ascent in 3 days

The rate is set as below:

-1985€ / person

The price includes:

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • 4 half-board packages in refuges (dinner, night and breakfast)
  • Lunch during the preparation and the ascent
  • Lift pass for Tramway du Mont-Blanc
  • Water in the huts
  • Tea for the Mont-Blanc climb.

The price does not include:

  • Half-board in Saint-Gervais on Monday and Thursday (see optional hotel stay).
  • The drinks, the cereal bars, and other personal expenses
  • The rental equipment
  • Transportation to the starting point in Contamines
  • Your personal insurance
  • Everything that is not in “the price includes”.

 

Optional accomodation

We offer a half-board option in Saint-Gervais on evenings when you are not in a refuge.
You will stay in the center of the village, 50m from the guides office, at the Val d´Este Hotel: http://www.hotel-valdeste.com

Accommodation rates (half-board) for option 1 (Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday):

If you come alone: 220€
If you are 2 people: 150€ / person

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. 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 to take your waste with you. Your phone will not have reach up at Conscrits refuge. Except for Tré-la-Tête there are no showers in the refuges.

Additional information

Adult, 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 fileTo 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.

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