Mont Blanc Summit Trip – Italian Route
Climb Mont Blanc from the challenging and beautiful Italian side of the mountain.
For full details of the peak and photos check out the route page here.
The Italian "pope route" is long and challenging. Prior mountaineering and good crampon skills are a must. This is harder than the normal Gouter route and you will need to be physically fit for the long summit day.
Meet in Chamonix for gear check and briefing. Travel through to Italy and use the Skyway lift. Mountaineering and acclimatisation before a night in Torino refuge.
Morning crevasse rescue training, then descend lift and travel to Gressoney. Lift and then approach climb to Mantova refuge.
Ascent of Vincent Pyramid (4215m) and Giordano (4167m). Descend to lift station and return to Chamonix. Night in Chamonix.
Rest day - no guiding.
Approach to Gonella refuge from Courmayeur. (5 hours)
Ascent of Mont Blanc from Gonella refuge. This is a long day with a very early start. We aim to stay in the Gouter refuge on the French side to make a traverse of the mountain, but this depends on hut availability and conditions.
Return to Chamonix from refuge, and back up weather day.
Guiding fees, logistics & travel within the Chamonix valley. Four nights in mountain huts as per the itinerary.
Lift passes, Chamonix accommodation, equipment rental, insurance, flights and any other expenses not listed above. You can add half board Chamonix accommodation to your booking here.
This trip needs two climbers to run.
Sunday 28th June to Saturday 4th July.
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