Mont Blanc (4810m) is the highest mountain in the Alps and a great mountaineering classic:
Located between the Acosta region in Italy and the Haute Savio in France, the peak is surrounded by two of the world’s most famous mountain resort towns, Courmayeur and Chamonix. Although not too difficult in the technical level, Mont Blanc ascent is quite challenging and acclimatization is the key to success.
Mount Matterhorn (4478m), also known as Mount Cervino is located in the border between Switzerland and Italy and overlooks the Swiss resort town of Zermatt to the northeast and the Italian town of Cervinia to the south. A very popular goal among mountaineers, it is probably the most photographed mountain in Europe.
This 10-days guided climbing tour is an instructional trip that leads you to the Matterhorn summit. As you may know, this mountain is the dream of every mountaineer because its pyramidal shape is the icon of Alpine peaks. Although it is a gorgeous mountain, the ascent is not that easy. In fact, it requires a very hard physical preparation and some previous background in high altitude.
Please note that Matterhorn is not suitable for beginners. Previous mountaineering experience (including technical skills) is required.
Climbing with HST Adventures will improve the chances of reaching to the Europe's most coveted summit: Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn by joining with one of the experienced veteran guides (Everest, K2 and many more 8000m summiteer).
Arrive in Geneva, Switzerland Airport and drive to Chamonix (around 45 minutes). Later, HST admin and gear check.
To board the Train from Chamonix and Ascent to the refuge of Tête Rousse. Difference in altitude: minimum 800m, 3h minimum walk. A long but comfortable trek over moraines and rocky grounds leads to the Tête Rousse Hut (3,167 m). Resting at the hut as Acclimatization. It gives some rest to your body and summit without any health difficulties.
Early departure to reach the refuge of Goûter, we will cross the rock scrambling section in the cold hours in the morning. From here a steep trail (partly equipped with climbing aids) will take us to the Goûter Hut (3,815 m), where we will eat and stay overnight. Note: this is a long length with a considerable elevation gap. The final 800 m of ascent are demanding and at times dangerous. In a few sections, extreme care must be taken due to occasional rockfalls caused by melting snow (especially late in the season or in particularly warm weather conditions).
We’ll leave the hut around 3 am. We’ll set out on the glacier, through a gently-sloping stretch followed by a steeper one, until we reach the Dôme du Goûter (4,250 m), on a vast glacial plateau. And finally, the summit at the end of the airy and amazing Bosses ridge. We’ll descend and be back in the Goûter refuge after about 10-12 hours total.
Descent of the Goûter refuge by the refuge of Tête Rousse and back in the hotel at Chamonix followed by a farewell dinner with the summiteers and the HST Team. Altitude difference: minimum -1500m, minimum 5h walk.
*Depends upon the clients training and weather 1-day can be extended