WHEN: 2 days, from May to June, on request.
COST: € 1000 with a person, € 1,200 with two persons.
INCLUDED: Mountain Guide service, technical gear ( harness, crampons, ice axe)
NOT INCLUDED: Transfers, lifts accommodation, meals and extras for the participants and the guide
Climbing to the top of Mont Blanc with skis is by far one of the big challenge any skier, ski mountaineer and alpinist has put down on the wishlist. For sure it’s the most ambitious and complete ski touring trip in the Alps not only because Mont Blanc is the tallest. It’s a big day up in the mountain, a long and technical journey with breathtaking views and a challenging descent down the steep north face.
It’s important to meet in Chamonix the evening before the start of the trip.Gear check and trip brefing.
Day1) Meeting in Chamonix at 8.00 am at the Aiguille du Midi cable car. We get off the lift at the mid station to start skinning up to Refuge des Grands Mulets for the night. Crossing the Jonction on the Glacier des Bosson is the key part for the day, as there might be several crevasses to cross. 1000m vertical gain to climb.
Day2) We set off with headlamps at 2am, usually we follow the steep north arete of the Dome as you avoid to skin under the big seracs of the Dome in the dark. Once at the Col du Dome we climb the classic route up the Vallot Shelter, Arete des Bosses and finally to get to the top of Mont Blanc. We ski down the north face (amazing scenery with seracs around), then accross the Grands Plateaux and back to Plan de l’Aiguille, 2310M, where we take the cable car back to town and we celebrate this incredible adventure. (1800m vertical gain to climb, 2500m vertical descent!)
In case of bad weather/poor physical conditions, it could be smart to keep a third day to try to climb the mountain.
• Climbing Mont Blanc with skis is for expert ski mountaineers with excellent fitness level.
• Having climbed one or more peaks of 4000 meters in the previous days / week, it could be a guarantee of good acclimatization and more chances for a successful ascent.
• I can arrange a 6 day trip on request, to get a better training and acclimatization few day before the Mont Blanc, so to work on the climbing pace / technique / descent technique and tips.
For further information, details and booking, drop me an email.