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Mont Blanc 4809 m

ITALIAN NORMAL ROUTE

Legendary Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. This trip we will summit Mont Blanc from the Italian side. Italian Normal route is more demanding than the corresponding route on the French side, mainly because no lifts or other aids are available to approach. In other words, the whole journey from the valley to the top is done on foot. The journey starts from the Val Veni Valley on the Italian side from Courmayer. Next is a 1,500 vertical ascent along the magnificent Miage Glacier to Gonella’s hut. The glacier is located relatively low, so the start of the journey is a moraine moved by a glacier, from where little by little our way continues to the glacier itself. The area is so huge that a handful of other groups who might be on the area disappear there completely invisible. There are another 1,800 vertical meters from the Gonella hut to the top of Mont-Blanc, part of the journey is almost a knife-sharp section of the Bionnassay ridge towards the Dôme du Gouter. The return takes place the same route down.

 

This trip requires good physical condition and therefore cannot be recommended as the first Alpine climbing peak. Before the actual Mont-Blanc peak, during the week you will be acclimatized either on the only peak fully on the Italian side over 4000 m in Gran Paradiso, or some other similar similar peak. Such a trip in itself can also serve as the first Alpine climbing peak without the Mont-Blanc peak itself. We do the acclimatization together and in a guided way, as this greatly improves the chances of summiting Mont-Blanc. The peak of Mont-Blanc is at an altitude of almost 5,000 m, so the altitude begins to affect progress no later than after reaching 4,500 meters.

 

Min 2 people, max 4 people. For a larger group, ask for more information. Peak days require 1 IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide per 2 clients.

June / July 

September Contact us.

Location  Departure and return to Chamonix

Price UPDATING FOR SEASON 2022 € / person

Includes IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide for 6 days, 2 nights in a mountain hut during acclimatization and 2 nights in a mountain hut during summiting Mont-Blanc, one night in a valley between acclimatization and summiting. Accommodations have half board; overnight stay, breakfast and dinner. Does not include drinks or other additional purchases. Local transport during the trip. Necessary technical climbing equipment, but no shoes or clothing.

 

The guide may change the plan at the last minute due to group, weather and conditions. Please note that due to varying conditions, we cannot guarantee a summiting Mont-Blanc every time.