15 Mai: Le Mont Blanc à ski

L'ascension, puis la descente, du Mont Blanc à ski restera toujours une aventure exceptionnelle: elle est  réservée à des skieurs-alpinistes expérimentés et entrainés !

PROGRAM :

                D 1 : Lift up to Aiguille du midi (3800 m.) and descent on Glacier du Géant till 3200 level.; skin up (1h.30)  till  Col d’Entrève (3527 m.), then descent (1h.) till Rifugio Torino (3371 m.) ,where we spend the night.    

                D 2 : practise and  acclimatisation in upper Vallée Blanche. Skin up back to Aiguille du Midi lift and down to Chamonix.

                D 3 : lift up to Plan de l’Aiguille (2310 m.) and skin up  (4h.)  till Refuge des Grands Mulets (3051 m.)  over Glacier de la Jonction.

                D 4 : wake up at one o’clock in the night and start with head lamp  for the Mont-Blanc (4807 m.) ascent.; on skis till Bivouac Vallot (4362 m.), (5 to 6 h.), then with crampons by Arête des Bosses (2h.) till the top ; descent by the same way .

LEVEL/FIFFICULTIES : no too tehcnical, the way up to Mont-Blanc is a real challenge for which you will need to be prepared; it is an itinaray reserved to well fit people used to long effort, technically good skiers and used to classical crampons technic.

DATES : end of march beginning of june.

GUIDING : one experienced mountain guide for 2 or 3 people

MATERIAL :  - touring skis, skins and snow blade in good repair .

                - light crampons , harness and screw-carabiner, light ice axe.

                - one kit transceiver (with new batteries), shovel and probe.

                - ski touring boots.

                - overpant and over jacket, Gore-Tex type .

                - warm underneath and polar fleece + one extra lay.

                - warm gloves + one light pair, woolen hat + cap.

                - one rucksack (40 to 50 l.), one can or thermos (1 l.)  , one headlamp with new batteries.

                - one elastoplast roll (6 cm.) (for blisters prevention) + « compeed » (in case or blisters).

                - high protection solar glasses + goggles.

                - pocket-knife, sun-cream, lipstick, and cap ...

                - a small change of clothes.

                - candy bar and picnics.

PRICE  : 1130 €/person (on 2 persons basis)

      including :       - organisation and guiding by an experienced mountain guide .

                            - half-board in refuges

                            - cable cars as planned in the program

                            - personnal rescue insurance

      not including : - nights in the valley

                - drinks in refuges .

                            - personal gear renting

                            - candy bars and picnics  .