Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom

Alpine Introduction Course

This alpine introduction course is designed for newcomers to mountaineering and provides a solid basic foundation in high mountain skills, for snow, ice and rock, including crevasse rescue and navigation. We base the week in the Mont Blanc range that provides a stunning location and challenging climbs whilst undertaking the course. At the end of the trip we shall attempt an ascent on the Dome de Miage (3670m), which is a relatively straightforward climb on 40 degree ice and will be a good test of our recently acquired skills. This is a perfect introduction to alpine climbing and would be a great way to prepare for other expeditions in the Himalaya, South America or the Alps. After this course it is possible to add on a 3 day ascent on Mont Blanc (making a 10 day trip), please ask our staff for more details.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Chamonix
DAYS 2/4 Commence glacier instruction and basic mountaineering skills
DAY 5 Ascend to Conscrit Hut
DAY 6 Ascend Dome de Miage (3670m), return to Chamonix
DAY 7 In Chamonix, trip concludes

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Trip Code: AIC
Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks

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Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Mountaineering Trekking
Next Trip:  14 June 2014
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price: $3,190.00 NZD

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Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
The Himalayan Trust UK