Join Crew Treks on this exciting expedition to climb Mt Blanc
Mont Blanc, affectionately called "The Roof Of Europe" is 15,780 feet high. Reaching it is a lifelong dream for climbers from all over the world. The view from the top is awe-inspiring! From there, you can look down on all of the major summits of the Alps.
Climbing Mont Blanc is a tremendous challenge requiring both fitness and determination to succeed, but we'll train you in all the necessary skills even if you've no previous mountaineering experience.
One thing we ask you is to be fit! Be in the best shape you can be!
Leader/Guide: Vladimir Molodojen and one assistant guide
Day 1 (July 05) Depart USA evening, fly to Geneva, Switzerland
Day 2 (July 06 ) Arrive in Geneva and take shuttle to Chamonix. Meet at 7pm in hotel lobby for group dinner. You will have an opportunity to meet your guides and talk about the mountain.
Day 3 (July 07) Team meeting at 8am for breakfast and orientation, followed by a check of our equipment. Afterwards we will drive to chairlifts and hike to Albert Premier Refuge (2,700m/8,860ft).
Day 4 (July 08)Acclimatization day on Aguille du Tour (3,544m/11,627ft)
We will climb this stunning tower and then move on to Cabane du Trient (3170m/10,400ft)
Day 5 (July 09)Acclimatization day on Trient Glacier and return over Col Blanc, we will then retrace our steps to Albert Premier Refuge and down to chairlifts and Chamonix. Overnight at hotel in Chamonix.
Day 6 (July 10)Transfer to Tete Rousse Refuge. We will go by Bellevue Telepherique from Les Houches, once at the top of the tram we board the tramway Mont Blanc to the Nid D'Aigle (2370m/7,775 ft.) From there we follow a main path on scree, which divides the Glacier de la Griaz from the Glacier de Tete Rousse. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to reach the Tete Rousse Hut (3187m/10,456 ft.) This evening we sleep at the Tete Rousse Hut.
Day 7 (July 11) Scramble to Gouter Hut (12,522ft)
After breakfast and leave the hut for an alpine start to make our ascent up Mont Blanc. From the hut we find ourselves ascending the Grand Couloir which is approx. 600m. The upper part of the Couloir can be melted out involving some moderate and steep scrambling over rocks. This is usually a stressful day due to potential rockfall-we will start early to avoid crowds.
Day 8 (July 12) Summit Day and hike back to Chamonix
From the hut we travel on glaciated terrain along a beautiful ridgeline towards the summit (4808m/15,775 ft.) We aim to be on the summit around early to mid morning. Enjoying the views from the summit of the highest peak in Western Europe here we take a break and enjoy the scenery. We then retrace our route back to Tete Rousse Hut (3187m/ 10,456 ft.) and after hot meal continue to Chamonix.
Day 9 (July 13) Depart for home
To enter France, there is no visa requirement for US Citizens. The best way to get to Chamonix is either via Geneva or Zurich
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