Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Western Europe, known locally as ‘The Monarch’. This Mont Blanc Summit Course will recap on essential skills whilst undertaking a careful programme of acclimatisation. Over the course of the week we will aim to climb two peaks from Aiguille Rouge (2800m), Petit Fourche (3520m) and Aiguille du Tour (3554m), thus giving you the best possible chance of a successful ascent of Mont Blanc. We offer a choice of either the classic route to Mont Blanc’s summit via the Dôme du Goûter or the traverse of the North-East Ridge via Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul, also known as the 3 Monts route. In case of adverse weather conditions, we will attempt alternative peaks to make the most of our time.
If you have no previous Alpine experience, we recommend one of our Alpine Introduction courses in either Chamonix or Arolla. Once you have done an introduction course you can then add on a Mont Blanc summit extension.
The 4 day Mont Blanc summit extension can also be added to any of our Swiss 4000m Peaks courses in Saas Fee, Zermatt or Bernese Oberland.
Hut accommodation (half board) and valley hotel accommodation on a B&B basis
15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
Transport to Course venue
All lunches and valley evening meals
Telepheriques (approx £70)
Transport during the Course
Valley accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival, with guiding starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning after your Course finishes. This is booked on a twin or double room basis: however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. additional nights in valley hotels can be booked through Adventure Peaks at preferential rates. When in the mountains we use Alpine huts where rooms are normally on a dormitory style basis.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.