Mont Blanc Traverse - France - 7 Days
- Featured in: Advanced Tours, Alpine Ski Touring, Fitness Level 4, French starts, Mountaineering Level 4, Skiing Level 4
This program is for those strong fit ski mountaineers who are focused on the ascent of the highest mountain in western Europe.
As a warm up and to develop acclimatisation we will guide you on the west side of the mont blanc massif where it will be possible to summit other peaks. This section of the tour takes place in a very remote alpine region. The Mont Dolent is the point at which the borders of France, Italy and Switzerland meet.
Note that on this tour the night of day 4 is spent in a non-catered bivouak. Therefore you will need to carry sleeping bags in your pack.
|Region:||Haute Savoie – France|
|Time of Year:||Mid April – May|
|Grading:||Read about our grading classifications|
|Mountaineering Ability & Experience:||4|
|Number of Days skiing:||7|
|Logistics: One Way Tour / Circuit:||Circuit|
|Ratio of Guide to No. of Clients||1:2|
|Base Price:||Please contact Zuba Ski for this seasons prices. Our pricing is per person based on the max guide to client ratio.
What does this include?
|Metres Ascent||Metres Descent|
|Start Location: Argentiere|
|Gran Montets Top Station 3225m – Argentiere Glacier 2600m – Col du Tour Noir 3534m – Ref. Argentiere 2771m||934m||1388m|
|Accommodation: Ref. Argentiere|
|Ref. Argentiere – Col de Chardonnet 3321m – Cabane de Saleina 2693m||651m||771m|
|Accommodation: Cab del Saleina|
|Cab de Saleina – Grande Lui 3509 m – La Fouly 1592m||900m||1900m|
|Accommodation: Hotel du Glacier - (Take on extra provisions for following night in bivouak)
|L aFouly – Petit Col du Ferret 2539m – Biv. Fiorio 2729m||1137m|
|Accommodation: Biv. Fiorio (Non catered bivouak)
Clients to carry sleeping equipment
|Biv. Fiorio – Mont Dolent 3820 m – Planpincieux 1579m||1091m||2241m|
|Accommodation: Hotel La Funivia in Entreves|
|Punta Helbronner 3462m – Glacier du Geant 3250m – Ref des Cosmiques 3613m||360m||212m|
|Accommodation: Ref des Cosmiques|
|Ref. Des Cosmiques – Mont Blanc 4807m – Plan des Aiguilles 2310m||1300m||2500m|
|Finish Location: Chamonix|
This is the suggested itinerary, this programme could change depending on weather conditions prevailing at the time, the guide will have the final say in this matter.