MONT BLANC (4810m)
The highest peak of ‘old Europe’ and the Alps, Mont Blanc is constantly competing with Caucasian Elbrus for this title and a place among Seven Summits. A team of geographers has determined that Elbrus does indeed belong to Europe, because of the position of the glaciers, although the mountain itself stands on the border with Asia. It has been encounted geographically to Seven Summits but emotional argument Mont Blanc located in heart of Europe remains valid for romantic souls. Nevertheless this competition – beautiful and demanding Mont Blanc is an aim of some and a dream of others.
Duration of summit ascent: 2 days.
Duration of the programme: 5 days that composes of 3 days of acclimatization with an overnight in a refuge placed above 3000 m and 2 days of different summit ascent. One additional day in case of poor weather conditions.
While acclimatizing – participants learn how to act on a glacier, use ice climbing gear. Also, we reach some of easier peaks in Mont Blanc’s massif. If participants are seasoned, we choose less popular/ more difficult peaks to get acclimatized.
Number of participants: 1-2 depending on the chosen route and weather conditions.
Mont Blanc routes:
- Normal Route – via Gouter Couloir and Gouter refuge. Popular and picturesque.
- 3M Traverse – starts with Aiguille du Midi and Cosmique refuge, via Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit. Technically more difficult that normal route, but equally beautiful.
- Pope Route – Italian normal route, via Gonella refuge, Called “La via dell Papa”. Longer and more serious than routes at French side, demands experience and endurance.
- Royal Traverse – via Dome du Miage and Aiguille du Bionassey. Serious challenge, long and very interesting route. Fore seasoned and experienced tourists. Maximum 1 person per guide, 3 days indispensable.