C’est Fantastique! How does this sound? Croissants and coffee in the morning followed by a quick telepherique ride up a few thousand meters to a giant glacier followed by one of the best alpine climbs of your life, a quick espresso on the way down, and back to town in time for wine and cheese. And repeat, for 9 days. This the ultimate alpinist’s vacation in the epicenter of all that is alpinism, and allows plenty of time to climb that ambitious route you have always dreamed of on the Mont Blanc massif.
We offer this incredible 9-day climbing program or similar by custom private arrangement. Click HERE for details and reservations.
Chamonix Classics is designed for skilled and experienced alpinists who want to climb alpine snow, rock, ice and mixed terrain on some of the most classic and famous routes in the world. We start with some classic “warm up” day climbs form the valley, then we move to higher ground to further acclimatize and access the high peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif. We finish with a big, adventurous climb of one of the major peaks of the Alps. Thanks to local lifts, trains, alpine huts, tunnels, and roads there are virtually limitless options for all conditions and abilities. Leave that expedition tent mentality behind on this one and enjoy light and fast climbing in one of the most historically significant and inspirational climbing venues on Earth!
|TRIP ITINERARY: Chamonix Classics|
|DAY 0||Meet for a gear check at your hotel in Chamonix. Enjoy a meal together at a local restaurant.|
|DAY 1||Day climb from Chamonix. Weather, conditions, and the group will determine what we start with. There are many, many, many (did we say many?) options.|
|DAY 2||Day climb from Chamonix.|
|DAY 3||Take the Aiguille du Midi telepherique to the Vallee Blanche to climb and stay the night at the Torino Hut. 3 course dinner, breakfast, warm beds, and all we have to do is show up with a day pack.|
|DAY 4||From the Torino Hut, climb the Dent du Geant, Pyramid Du Tacul, Tour Ronde, Aiguille d'Entreves, or another climb. Stay the night at the Torino Hut.|
|DAY 5||Climb another classic on our way back to the Aiguille du Midi. Descend to Chamonix.|
|DAY 6-9||Our big climb of the trip. Some options include: Mt. Blanc via the Trois Sommets Traverse, the Gouter Ridge from the Tete Rousse Hut, or the Bionassay Traverse, the Grandes Jorasses, Mt. Maudit via the Frontier Ridge, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Aiguile de Moine, Aiguille d'Argentiere, Aiguille de Chardonnet, Chamonix Aiguilles, and many more. There is an extra day here to allow for rest or weather as needed, or to try something longer and more difficult if the group is capable.|
Additional InformationCost inclusions:
- IFMGA Mountain Guide for 9 days in the Chamonix area
- All of the guide's expenses (lodging, food, transportation, lifts, etc.)
- Travel support and lodging reservations upon request.
- Your trip expenses (lodging, food, transportation, lifts, etc.)
- Trip or Mountain Rescue Insurance (ask us about Travel Guard plans that cover both)
- Flights and other transportation to/from Chamonix.