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Category: Multi-day skiing
Duration: 3 days
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Price from: 1 370 €

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Skiing Mt Blanc is a dream that many skiers share; this is an exceptional trip, which leads you through some glaciers areas with the promise of unforgettable moments. Ski touring up to the summit of Mont Banc in the spring is a much greater effort than climbing in the summer time. It requires a serious physical training and expert skiing skills. So that your ascent takes place in the best conditions, we propose a 3-day trip with two overnights at the Grands Mulets hut. By cutting the descent, this option allows you to better manage the effort and the effects of altitude. The ascent on 2 days remains possible depending on conditions and on your experience.

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Day 1

Departure for the cable car of the Aiguille du Midi - we stop on the first stretch: the Plan de l'Aiguille (2 310m). We begin the crossing on the old trail in the direction of the old “glaciers cable car”. We continue our progress until the junction between the glacier of Bossons and the glacier of Taconnaz. The refuge of the Grands Mulets appears in this majestic setting, nestled on a rocky promontory in the heart of the high mountain. Overnight at the Grands Mulets refuge (3 051m).
Vertical ascent: 950m

Day 2
At first light, we start from the hut. Classic route "Des plateaux" or depending the conditions, the north face of Dôme du Goûter (slopes up to 40º) to reach the normal route. Ski up until Abri Vallot (4 362m). From there, depending on conditions, go and back by foot to reach the summit through Arête des Bosses. If the conditions are good, we can be skied on the north face. Then, in any way, we continue to go down through Grand & Petit plateau to reach the hut.
Vertical ascent:1 750m - Vertical descent: 1 750m

Day 3
We have a late start and Go back to Plan de l’Aiguille or ski down to the Mont-Blanc tunnel if snow is sufficient.
Vertical descent: 850m or 1 750m

Ski touring Mont Blanc is only possible for private groups.
 

PRIVATE BOOKING

Dates 2023 : On request, from the end of April to the beginning of June - depending on conditions

Prices 2023 : On 3 days : 1600€ for 1 pers, 1760€ for 2 pers

This prices includes :
- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service
- rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe)
 
This price does not include :
- half-board in Mountain hut (dinner, breakfast and night)
- take out lunches and daily snacks
- ski lift access
- personal drinks and other personal expenses
- personal technical equipment

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Further information

In this section, find all the information about this activity. For further information, please contact our advisor (contact details above).

Ability level : An appropriate choice of destination is essential for you to properly enjoy your holiday. To get the most out of your trip we recommend you take regular exercise throughout the year and, where necessary, undertake specific training a few months before you leave. Try to avoid last minute training that can lead to injury. It is important you do not overestimate your abilities and you understand that the weight of your backpack, the altitude and the snow conditions can negatively impact on your normal skiing ability.
 

Fitness level : For people participating in regular and intensive endurance activities. Vertical ascent of up to 1600m per day. Nine to ten hours of exercise per day. Backpack includes mountaineering equipment (crampons and ice axe). Carrying skis. Altitudes over 4000m.
Technical level : For experienced ski tourers. Several technical sections, short exposed passages (slopes up to 40º). Excellent technique in all snow conditions. Mastery of basic mountaineering techniques (walking with crampons and ice axe, belaying with a rope) and kick turns.

Guiding policy : 1 to 2 persons per guide (Depending on conditions).

Accommodation : 2 half-board in hut (les Grands Mulets).
Before & after the trip: We have some hotel partners in Chamonix with special prices for our customers.

 
Preparing for the trip : One week before the trip, the mountain guide will be in contact to answer any questions you may have.
 

Equipment

We recommend you to pay particular attention to the choice of your equipment. It contributes greatly to the success of your stay. Weight is decisive: you always have to evaluate the ratio weight/comfort, to find the best compromise. In a general way, it is better to pile up several light coats rather than wear one big clothing.
 
Equipment
 - Comfortable frameless rucksack of 35l on which you could fix your skis & ice-axe,
- Ski touring skis & shoes,
- Adhesive climbing skins & ski knifes adapted to your skis,
- A pair of poles with large discs,
- A security pack including harness, DVA, shovel & probe - this pack will be lend by your guide.
- A pair of light crampons & an ice-axe.
 
Clothing
- Waterproof and windproof, non-insulated parka with hood (Gore-tex or equivalent),
- Waterproof and windproof, non-insulated pants,
- Thick polar-pile fleece jacket or equivalent,
- A light down jacket,
- 1 long-sleeve shirt,
- Medium weight thermal underwear (top + bottoms, silk or polypro, double as pyjamas),
- Warm ski socks,
- Warm ski hat and light sun hat with brim,
- Warm ski gloves or mittens,
- A pair of adjusted gloves (in leather or fleece),
- Neck protection,
- Spare thermal underwear (for sleeping and change).
 
Accessories
- High-altitude sunglasses (grade 4 is recommended),
- A goggle,
- 1.5 quart water bottle,
- An isotherm bottle,
- A mini toilet bag including: sun block for face and lips, aspirin, elastoplast, 2nd skin kit, earplug, toilet paper,
- A headlamp with spare batteries,
- A cotton or silk sleeping sheet: compulsory in every hut. - Hut provide blankets, slippers or clogs
- A plastic bag contains your ID card & Euros for extras.

Partners : There is the possibility to rent your equipment at a preferential price from one of our partner sports shops. Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
 

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