Alpine Climbing in Chamonix

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Chamonix has become a playground of epic proportions, with lift-accessible trails offer thrilling panoramas to hikers, climbers, mountaineers and other high-altitude thrill seekers from around the world.

Upcoming Dates

Summer, TBD

With the sheer white heights of the Mont Blanc massif as its sensational backdrop, the Chamonix Valley shows the Alps at their most dramatic.

We propose 3 to 7 days of hotel and mountain hut based activity to home in on glacial skills, as well as gaining lots of vertical feet, at altitude. The comforts and mountain cuisine of the Albert Premier, Torino and Grand Paradiso Huts make this a seamless adventure with utterly outstanding views!

 

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  • Cost

    From $900

    1:1 $500 per day per person
    2:1 $300 per day per person

  • Duration

    3 days minimum

  • Location

    Chamonix

  • Client/Guide

    2:1

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Day 1: Arrival                   
Arrive in Chamonix. Meet Willie Benegas at hotel.

Day 2: To the mountains            
After breakfast we stroll over to the year-round gondola to help us get going on our hike up to the Albert Premier Hut or Torino Hut close to Mt. Blanc.

Day 3: Acclimatization and Skills    
Overnight back at the Albert Premier Hut or Torino Hut.

Day 4: Return to Chamonix            
Today we return to town to rest and prepare for the next part of our adventure.

Day 5: Gran Paradiso Hut                
Today we will take a taxi to the trailhead which is across the Italian border, where we embark on the long hike up to the Grand Paradiso Hut.

Day 6: Summit Gran Paradiso / return to Chamonix    
A beautiful climb day before we descend to France and Chamonix town for rest, food and laundry!

Day 7: Flights home        
A free day before we fly home overnight from Geneva (GVA).

Getting There
Plan to fly to Geneva (GVA) and then take a shuttle to Chamonix (1.5hrs).

Travel Insurance and Rescue Insurance
We require the purchase of insurance plans to protect you from the unexpected. Please consult with your insurance company with any specific questions, regarding coverage, and policy details, and if you have any questions contact our offices.

Mountain Meals and Snacks
Breakfasts and dinners are provided by the mountain huts. It is best to advise them of special dietary requirements well in advance. We recommend that you bring snacks to supplement the mountain lunches for 5 days. We may have a chance to purchase additional food in Chamonix, but we recommend you take what you know you like and only supplement with local food if necessary.

Recommended mountain lunch items: dry salami, smoked salmon, jerky (turkey, beef, fish), small cans of tuna fish, individually wrapped cheeses such as Laughing Cow or Baby Bell, crackers, bagels, candy bars, hard candies (Jolly Ranchers, Toffees, Life Savers), Gummy Bears, sour candies (Sweet Tarts), cookies, dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, GORP mixes, and drink mixes (Gatorade/Kool-Aid).

Location: French/Italian Alps

Length: 3 Days +

Trip Dates: Summer, TBD

Prerequisites: Ideal – familiarity with basic glacier travel and trad climbin techniques, good physical condition

Max: 2 climbers

Trip fees include:

  • Certified Mountain Guide(s)
  • Technical group gear for the group
  • Communication equipment

Trip fee does not include:

  • Guide travel expenses such as airfare or hotel in Chamonix
  • Refuge accommodations and meals
  • Town meals
  • Transport to and from GVA, and to trailheads where necessary
  • Climbing/trip insurance and rescue expenses as needed; any cost if a climber abandons the trip
  • Customary guide gratuities
  • Any other expenses occur beyond BBE control due to changes in the itinerary or clients needs
  • Personal climbing gear

Combine with Elbrus

A popular option is to combine your trip to Chamonix with an ascent of Elbrus on your journey home. It is normally possible to join one of our July Elbrus expeditions. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this option.

Tailor-made Option

We can organize this expedition on a ‘tailor-made’ private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your mountaineering experience, you may want a BBE leader or go ‘self-led’ with the assistance of local guides. The cost of going private can be surprisingly reasonable, particularly if you take the self-led option. Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates. We will then send you a quote, with no obligation.