Mt. Blanc Climbing Training

7 Days

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 key to success.

Training for Mount Blanc involves a combination of physical fitness, technical skills, and acclimatization. We the HST Adventures organize Mt. Blanc Expedition regularly in each season. The expedition will be lead by a veteran and international mountain instructor Krish Thapa.

For climbers aspiring to participate in high-altitude expeditions in the Himalayas, the Mt. Blanc training presents a remarkable opportunity. Furthermore, it serves as an excellent preparation for those with ambitions to attempt Mt. Everest (8848m). Under the guidance of our esteemed international mountain instructor, Krish Thapa, the Mt. Blanc expedition promises to be a profoundly meaningful and enlightening experience. Joining this expedition will provide invaluable knowledge and insights that will aid you on your journey to conquer the world’s highest peak.


Climbing gear and device Introductions

Rescue procedure and safety measures

Basic rope fixing, rope belay etc

Ice/glacier climbing techniques

Movement techniques requiring balance, core strength, and flexibility


Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps, standing at an elevation of 4,808 meters. Located on the border of France and Italy, it attracts climbers and hikers from around the world. Scaling Mont Blanc requires technical skills and proper equipment, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. It is a challenging yet rewarding adventure for outdoor enthusiasts.


Day 1:
Arrival in Chamonix, France.

Attend a pre-climbing briefing, meet the expedition team, and conduct equipment checks. Overnight in Chamonix.

Day 2:
Acclimatization hike and training in the surrounding area.

Familiarize yourself with the terrain and practice essential mountaineering skills. Overnight in Chamonix.

Day 3:
Trek to Tête Rousse Hut (3,167m).

The hike takes approximately 4-5 hours. Settle in at the hut, rest, and prepare for the climb. Overnight at Tête Rousse Hut.

Day 4:
Early morning start. Ascend to the Gouter Hut (3,817m) via the Grand Couloir, a steep and exposed section.

Rest and acclimatize at the Gouter Hut. Overnight at the Gouter Hut.

Day 5:
Summit day! Start in the early hours of the morning.

Navigate the Dome du Gouter and traverse the Bosses Ridge to reach the summit of Mont Blanc (4,810m). Descend back to the Gouter Hut. Overnight at the Gouter Hut.

Day 6:
Descend from the Gouter Hut to Chamonix

Celebrate the successful climb and reflect on the accomplishment. Overnight in Chamonix

Day 7:
Reserve day for contingencies due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

If not needed, spend the day exploring Chamonix or depart for your next destination.

(Note: We are flexible with itinerary and program)

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What is the best time to climb Mont Blanc?

The best time to climb Mont Blanc is typically during the summer months, from June to September. During this period, the weather conditions are relatively stable, with milder temperatures and less precipitation. It’s important to note that weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, so it’s essential to stay updated with local forecasts and consult experienced guides before planning your ascent.

Do I need previous mountaineering experience to climb Mont Blanc?

Yes, previous mountaineering experience is highly recommended before attempting to climb Mont Blanc. It is a challenging endeavor that requires technical skills, physical fitness, and knowledge of glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques. Familiarity with using crampons, ice axes, and ropework is crucial for navigating the mountain safely. Many climbers undertake preparatory climbs and training courses to gain the necessary skills and experience before attempting Mont Blanc.

Are there any permits required to climb Mont Blanc?

Yes, climbing Mont Blanc requires obtaining a permit. The permit system aims to regulate the number of climbers on the mountain and ensure safety. Permits can be obtained from the relevant authorities, such as the Office de Haute Montagne (OHM) in Chamonix, France. It’s advisable to book your permit well in advance, as there is often high demand during the climbing season. Additionally, climbers are expected to have adequate insurance coverage for search and rescue operations in case of emergencies.

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Mt. Blanc Climbing Training
From $4800
/ Adult