Ski Mont Blanc
This is classic ski mountaineering, snow aretes, crampons, crevasses and variable snow.
We ski guide Mont Blanc each spring, and provide a acclimatisation and training package beforehand. For full details of the trip please read our dedicated ski Mont Blanc page here.
Example Ski Mont Blanc five day Itinerary:
A morning meeting and equipment check in Chamonix with your guide for the week. We then head out for some skiing and skinning at moderate altitude, the Grand Montet being a favourite. Checking the gear and getting your ski legs again is a good idea before we head into the mountains proper. It also gives us a good chance to check out your skiing and touring too.
We head through the Mont blanc tunnel to the Helbronner lift to access to Italian side of the Vallee Blanche. We will do some skinning and skiing on the glacier. We then spend a night in the Torino refuge which at 3650m is very good acclimatisation.
We do some more skinning and skiing from the refuge whilst this time incorporating some mountaineering training. There are lots of possibilities from the Torino refuge including the Aiguille Marbarees, Entreves, Tour Ronde etc. Again, the aim of the day is practice whilst getting used to the altitude. Night in Chamonix.
We catch a morning lift up to the Plan d’Aiguille (Aiguille du Midi lift) where we can then skin across and up to the Grand Mulet refuge. This takes us around three – four hours and is quite an involved Ski Tour. The glacier is quite crevassed crossing the “Jonction” and we normally skin roped up across this section.
A very early start means skinning in head torches right from the hut, around crevasses and on up the north ridge of the Dome du Gouter. This soon steepens and we put skis on the rucksacks and start climbing roped up, using crampons. As the ridge leans back the skis go back on and we cross the shoulder of the Dome du Gouter, just as the sun starts to rise. If conditions allow, then we can ski from the summit but it quite normal to reverse our route to the Ballot refuge and ski from there.
Suitable for advanced Ski Tourers.
Friday 1st - Tuesday 5th May 2020 - private guiding dates available on request.
Price for two skiers to one guide: 1375€ per person.
Guiding fees, logistics, half board in Torino refuge and Grand Mulet as per the itinerary above.
Lift passes, Chamonix accommodation, equipment rental, insurance, flights and any other expenses not listed above, including expenses involved with a change of itinerary.
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