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Mont Blanc Climbing Holidays, France

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1990 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1990 US Dollar (USD)

Climbing Mont Blanc is a classic mountaineering challenge and our guided programme led by our team of IFMGA Mountain Guides is designed to give you a great climbing culminating in the ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc. We have over 30 years of combined experience climbing Mont Blanc with clients and will ensure your Mont Blanc adventure is one to remember! There are spectacular views to be enjoyed as you cross from country to country via high alpine passes, delightful villages and picturesque valleys. We'll guide you through acclimatisation, which is critical to the success of the trip and involves sleeping at altitude rather than returning to the valley between days in the mountains. Our experience guarantees a great value trip comparable in every way to other top guiding companies and our guides have excellent local knowledge; most living at the foot of Mont Blanc, in Chamonix, year round.

Day 1: Outward journey. Arrive Geneva. Transfer to hotel in Les Houches. Meet up with your guides. Check equipment and make final preparations.

Day 2: Les Houches – Les Contamines. The tour commences after breakfast by taking the Bellevue cable car from Les Houches. This avoids the rather long and relentless ascent! Continue over the Col de Voza (1653m) and below the tip of the Bionassay glacier to the Col de Tricot (2120m). Descend to Les Contamines (1170m). Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Les Contamines – Les Chapieux. 6-7 hours. 10 miles/16 km. Ascend to the Col du Bonhomme (2329m) and traverse to the Col de la Croix de Bonhomme (2479m). Descend to Les Chapieux. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Les Chapieux – Courmayeur. 7-8 hours. 12 miles/18 km. After a steady ascent past Ville de Glaciers, cross the Col de la Seigne (2516m) into Italy. Follow the south side of the Val Veni to Courmayeur. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Courmayeur - Refugio Bonnati. 6-7 hours. 10 miles/16 km. Ascend the Mont de la Saxe ridge with superb views of the Italian side of Mont Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: Refugio Bonatti – La Fouly. 7-8 hours. 11.5 miles/18 km. Cross the Grand Col Ferret (2537m) to enter Switzerland. From Grand Col Ferret descend through alpine meadows to Ferret and on to La Fouly (1595m), beautifully situated below the Glacier de l’A Neuve. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 7: Fouly – Champex. 5-6 hours. 10.5 miles/17 km. An easier day following the beautiful Val Ferret before climbing to Champex, with its spectacular blue lake. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 8: Champex – Trient. 5-6 hours. 12 miles/ 20 km. One of the highlights of the tour across the Fenetre d’Arpette (2665m) before the descent to the Chalets du Glacier and on to Trient. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 9: Trient – Argentiere. 6-7 hours. 12 miles/20 km. Cross back into France via the Col de Balme (2191m) and Posettes ridge followed by a steep descent on good paths through forest to Argentiere. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 10: Argentiere – Les Houches. 7-8 hours. 15 miles/24 km. Route goes via Lac Blanc (2352m) and the Grand Balcon route to La Flegere (1877m). From La Flegere ascend Le Brevent (2525m) before the final descent to Les Houches. Includes: (B).

Day 11: Departure after breakfast for Airport and return flight. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 5 nights half-board chalet accommodation
- 2 nights HB in mountain huts
- 6 full days guiding/off-piste coaching
- Resort transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Lunches
- Personal insurance
- Equipment hire
- Lift pass
- Travel to and from Chamonix
- Helicopter ride on Mont Blanc.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2003

We are one of the UK's leading teams of mountain professionals specializing in guided mountain adventure. Our worldwide program includes in winter: off-piste skiing, hut-to-hut ski touring, ice-climbing and avalanche awareness; in summer: alpine mountaineering (Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, 4000m peaks) and multi-day...

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