Climb Mont Blanc in 2 Days Course

This 2 day Mont Blanc course is designed for people with previous mountaineering experience between grade F to PD, or who have already attempted a Mont Blanc 6 or 4 day course but did not manage to summit due to adverse weather.

It goes without saying that you must be extremely fit. This will be a straightforward summit attempt with no training or acclimatisation before your climb.

We take the tramway to the Nid d’Aigle (Eagle’s Nest), from where we will climb up to the Gouter or Tete Rousse refuge, depending on availability.

The Mont Blanc summit bid will be from the refuge with a very early start, followed by the descent back down to the Nid d'Aigle.

This is a very challenging climb to the top of Mont Blanc, but is achievable with a high level of fitness, previous mountaineering experience and determination.  If you do not have the level of fitness or technical experience required then your guide will be forced to abandon the climb.

Mont Blanc 2 day course highlights

  • The fastest, most efficient way to climb Mont Blanc
  • You only pay the price of the ascent (the training we assume you have already done!)
  • 2:1 client to guide ratio
  • Possibility to have this course privately guided (1:1 client to guide ratio), where you can select your dates (dependent on refuge availability)

Itinerary for the Mont Blanc 2 Days course

The night before

Meeting the evening before, at your hotel in Chamonix, with the mountain guide (precise time to be confirmed, based on particpants' arrival time).

Day 1: Chamonix - Nid d'Aigle to the Gouter Hut

We take the tramway to the Nid d'Aigle (Eagle's Nest), from where we hike up approx 3 hours to the Tete Rousse hut for a short break.
A further 2-3 hour hike and rock scramble takes us to the Gouter hut where we will have dinner and stay the night.
Altitude covered: + 700m.

scrambling on aiguille du Gouter to reach the Gouter refuge

 

Day 2: Ascent of Mont Blanc

A 10-12 hour day with a 3am start. The Bosses ridge leads to the Dôme du Gouter at 4300m.

A short descent to the col du Dôme, across the glacial plateau, then a steep climb takes us to the Vallot hut for a break.

The remaining slopes are steeper, before the final push to the summit of Mont Blanc.

We should summit by mid-morning and have enough time for photos and a well deserved snack, before starting the descent.

We will take the same route down: Goûter, Tête Rousse, train from Nid d'Aigle.

Altitude covered: + 1000 m / - 2435 m

A team on Mont Blanc summit during

 

Cost of Climbing Mont Blanc in 2 days course

  • COST per person (based on 2 persons) - €950
  • COST per person (based on 1 person) - €1685

Cost includes

  • Organisation
  • UIAGM certified high mountain guide
  • Night before in 3* hotel in Chamonix
  • First night in mountain refuge
  • All meals during the 2 days
  • Safety equipment provided by guide
  • Tramway / cablecars

Cost does not include

  • Transport to and from Chamonix
  • Personal expenses (drinks in the refuges, additional snacks, etc)
  • Personal equipment and clothing (equipment can be hired, please ask)
  • Dinner the night before
  • Alpine climbing insurance

 

Mont Blanc 2 day course additional information

Technical info

We will be climbing snow and ice up to 40 degrees. Basic rock climbing (grade II and III) in some sections.

The climb to the Goûter hut can be described as a rock scramble.

Fitness

There will be 6 to 8 hours of walking per day, 12 hours for Mont Blanc summit day, with vertical climbs of between 800 and 1500m.

Excellent fitness and acclimatisation is required.

Changes to the program

If due to weather conditions it is not possible to climb the Mont Blanc on you chosen dates, then the following options are possible:

  • climbing an alternative summit, e.g. Gran Paradiso in Italy
  • postponing the climb until weather conditions improve

All clients in the group must make the same decision. If not, then additional costs may be incurred.

Your guide

  • High mountain guide (UIAGM qualified)
  • 1 guide between 2 clients for the Mont Blanc ascent

Accommodation

Night before in 3* hotel in Chamonix centre.

First night in mountain refuge (either the Gouter or Tete Rousse hut).

There is no tap water in the refuges, so please budget for the purchase of bottled water. For the Gouter and Tete Rousse huts, due to intense demand the accommodation needs to be reserved in advance, preferably by mid-April.

Bring a sleeping-bag liner for the refuge.

Meals

Half board (dinner and breakfast) provided in the refuge.

Hearty packed lunches will be given to you by your guide, which you carry.

You can bring your own extra snacks, e.g. energy bars, dried fruit and nuts. Don't bring any heavy food or things which might squash, leak or spoil.

Vegetarian options available on request.

Documents

You will need to bring an identity card or passport.