Required technical level
Gradients: 45 deg max. Ropes and crampons on the north ridge of Dôme du Gouter (200 m), with skis on backpack.
Efficiency in all type of snow conditions is required (your style is less relevant!), and you must already have experience in ski touring / ski mountaineering.
The Mont Blanc cannot be your first ski mountaineering experience.
Fitness level required to Ski Mont Blanc
Altitude ranging from 800 to 1700m. Days can be 6 to 10 hours skiing / climbing, we will be climbing about 350/450 vertical metres per hour.
This is most suited to people who practice endurance sports regularly, and who already have ski mountaineering experience.
It would be helpful if you gave us an idea of your fitness level and ski mountaineering experience so we can advise you on your suitablity for this course.
Meet at 6.30pm the day before departure, at your hotel in Chamonix to check your equipment and be briefed. The exact time will be reconfirmed by your guide.
Access - by plane
Chamonix Mont-Blanc is 1 hour from Geneva International airport. Contact us for transfer information.
The night before is spent in a 3 star hotel in Chamonix, and includes breakfast.
Night 1 is spent in a mountain refuge, with dinner and breakfast included.
The accommodation is dormitory style; blankets and pillows are provided but you may want to bring your own sleeping bag liner.
There is no running water; bottled water can be purchased.
If you need additional accommodation before or after, we can propose different types for all budgets. Just let us know when you book.
Breakfast and dinner are provided at the refuge.
We supply you with picnic lunches (sandwich, cheese, biscuits and chocolate).
Vegetarian option on request.
Advisable to bring additional snacks, e.g. sports bars and dried fruit. Don't bring anything heavy or squashable.
Gear required to Ski Mont Blanc
We will provide you with the Mont Blanc Ski Touring list when you book. Anything you don't have, you can rent from us.