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Mont Blanc Ascent - Exodus Travels
Mont Blanc Ascent - Exodus Travels
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Geneva
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Ends
London
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Start in Geneva and end in London! With the hiking & trekking tour Mont Blanc Ascent, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Geneva to London and through Geneva, Switzerland and 7 other destinations in Europe. Mont Blanc Ascent is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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18 to 80 year olds
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Physical Rating
Extreme

42 Reviews

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  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 1
    Written on October 3, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    For a 65 year old like myself it was tough and fully desrving of its E category. It made trekking to Everest Base camp feel like a walk in the park.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Summitting Mont Blanc on what the guides told us was the best day of the season weather wise. We could even se Lake Geneva.What did you think of your group leader?Our leader over the first 3 days trained us in the use of ice axes, crampons etc but made no concessions for my age and told me he thought I wouldn't make the summit. On the actual ascent our new guide was excellent and said if I was determined to do it and took it slowly I had a chance of doing it. He was a gem.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?It really justifies its E grading. If you are younger and fit it shouldn't be a problem. If you are older be aware of what you are taking on.Is there anything else you would like to add?Why do people run marathons? Why do people row single handed acroos the Atalntic etc. They all want to challenge themselves and Mont Blanc is a real challenge.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 2
    Written on October 3, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    For a 65 year old like myself it was tough and fully desrving of its E category. It made trekking to Everest Base camp feel like a walk in the park.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Summitting Mont Blanc on what the guides told us was the best day of the season weather wise. We could even se Lake Geneva.What did you think of your group leader?Our leader over the first 3 days trained us in the use of ice axes, crampons etc but made no concessions for my age and told me he thought I wouldn't make the summit. On the actual ascent our new guide was excellent and said if I was determined to do it and took it slowly I had a chance of doing it. He was a gem.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?It really justifies its E grading. If you are younger and fit it shouldn't be a problem. If you are older be aware of what you are taking on.Is there anything else you would like to add?Why do people run marathons? Why do people row single handed acroos the Atalntic etc. They all want to challenge themselves and Mont Blanc is a real challenge.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 3
    Written on August 1, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Excellent holiday spoilt by travel to and from Switzerland and lack of assistance from Exodus with Swiss Air problems.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?All the time spent in the mountains with a great group of likeminded fellow travellers and the excellent guides was fantastic. A good introduction to alpinism. The best conditions possible for the summit were a real bonus. The following day no one was going up to the summit as the cloud was down and the wind was up. Luckily we were heading down for the best shower in the world and a nice cold beer.What did you think of your group leader?A real alpinist who lives and breathes for the mountains.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Don't fly with Swiss Air.Is there anything else you would like to add?The outward flight was cancelled and no help was forthcomming from Exodus. I eventually got to Geneva via Zurich several hours or more late. On the return journey after boarding the plane I was told I would have to get off as I didn't have a reservation. How odd after Swiss Air had given me a boarding card and checked my baggage onto the flight. After 10 minutes of discussion I was allowed to stay on the plane and return home.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 4
    Written on August 1, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Excellent holiday spoilt by travel to and from Switzerland and lack of assistance from Exodus with Swiss Air problems.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?All the time spent in the mountains with a great group of likeminded fellow travellers and the excellent guides was fantastic. A good introduction to alpinism. The best conditions possible for the summit were a real bonus. The following day no one was going up to the summit as the cloud was down and the wind was up. Luckily we were heading down for the best shower in the world and a nice cold beer.What did you think of your group leader?A real alpinist who lives and breathes for the mountains.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Don't fly with Swiss Air.Is there anything else you would like to add?The outward flight was cancelled and no help was forthcomming from Exodus. I eventually got to Geneva via Zurich several hours or more late. On the return journey after boarding the plane I was told I would have to get off as I didn't have a reservation. How odd after Swiss Air had given me a boarding card and checked my baggage onto the flight. After 10 minutes of discussion I was allowed to stay on the plane and return home.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 5
    Written on July 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fabulous holiday. Excellent guides and superb weather. The guides were professional, supportive and extremely helpful. I owe my reaching the summit to Bernard. He was so patient with me when I couldn't find the energy to carry on. The holiday exceeded expectations indeed. A fantastic holiday highly recommended. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Reachign the summitWhat did you think of your group leader?Bernard was a fantastic leader. I really enjoyed the climb walking with himDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure you take ear plugs. The dormitories are shared and there are some high volume snorers!!!!Is there anything else you would like to add?A fabulous trip that is highly recommended. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 6
    Written on July 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fabulous holiday. Excellent guides and superb weather. The guides were professional, supportive and extremely helpful. I owe my reaching the summit to Bernard. He was so patient with me when I couldn't find the energy to carry on. The holiday exceeded expectations indeed. A fantastic holiday highly recommended. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Reachign the summitWhat did you think of your group leader?Bernard was a fantastic leader. I really enjoyed the climb walking with himDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure you take ear plugs. The dormitories are shared and there are some high volume snorers!!!!Is there anything else you would like to add?A fabulous trip that is highly recommended. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 7
    Written on January 21, 2013
    1.0 - Bad

    Massive disappoint is the best way to sum up this trip. In selecting Exodus ahead of other companies I thought I’d made a wise choice, little did I realise what awaited me in Chamonix! Put simply there was a woeful lack of organisation. The worst example of this was the failure to secure places in the Gouter refuge ahead of the group’s summit attempt. I consider myself to be pretty fit but to do Gouter route without being able to stop at the Gouter refuge was beyond me. What made me very annoyed is that like everyone else in the group I’d booked the trip months in advance thereby granting ample time to secure the necessary accommodation.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The climb from the Albert Premier to the Trient refuge.What did you think of your group leader?The guide provided to us was astonishingly unsuited to the role of leading a group of novice climbers. Indeed it would not be an exaggeration to state that he considered us to be little more than an inconvenience to be tolerated. Of his numerous short comings the most serious was his failure to provide the sort of snow and ice climbing training required to climb Mont Blanc safely. Incredibly he even refused to show the group how to use their ice axes when asked directly.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?During the summit attempt you will be moving over steep ground so bear in mind that if you get the same guide our group did there is a possibility that you will be doing so without having received training in how to use your ice axe and crampons. I therefore recommend that you get some snow and ice climbing experience before you book this trip.Is there anything else you would like to add?It’s not worth paying the single room supplement as Exodus’ partners in Chamonix don’t necessarily provide you with a single room.

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 8
    Written on January 21, 2013
    1.0 - Bad

    Massive disappoint is the best way to sum up this trip. In selecting Exodus ahead of other companies I thought I

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 9
    Written on January 3, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    My Mont Blanc Trip was an excellent mountaineering experience. The skills that we learned on the training climb, through to the experience of climbing Mont Blanc du Tacul (Mont Blanc was outwith our reach owing to rockfall) were simply amazing.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational moment of my trip was standing on the top of Mont Blanc du Tacul, with the summit of Mont Blanc and Mont Mauduit to one side and a full panoramic view of the Swiss Alps on the other.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader, Bernard, was excellent. He kept us safe, and every decision that he made was made with the utmost care and thorough evaluation of all the options. Simply put, he was fantastic. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?I think that travellers should make sure that they have a basic level of winter mountaineering experience before attempting this climb. If you are learning how to use an ice axe and crampons for the first time then this is not the place for you. Go prepared and you will have a great time! Is there anything else you would like to add?A great all round experience with a great guide, well worth the money! Sadly the summit wasn't meant to be for us, but I will be back :)

  • Mont Blanc Ascent reviewer 10
    Written on January 3, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    My Mont Blanc Trip was an excellent mountaineering experience. The skills that we learned on the training climb, through to the experience of climbing Mont Blanc du Tacul (Mont Blanc was outwith our reach owing to rockfall) were simply amazing.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational moment of my trip was standing on the top of Mont Blanc du Tacul, with the summit of Mont Blanc and Mont Mauduit to one side and a full panoramic view of the Swiss Alps on the other.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader, Bernard, was excellent. He kept us safe, and every decision that he made was made with the utmost care and thorough evaluation of all the options. Simply put, he was fantastic. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?I think that travellers should make sure that they have a basic level of winter mountaineering experience before attempting this climb. If you are learning how to use an ice axe and crampons for the first time then this is not the place for you. Go prepared and you will have a great time! Is there anything else you would like to add?A great all round experience with a great guide, well worth the money! Sadly the summit wasn't meant to be for us, but I will be back :)

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  1. Day 1: Start Chamonix; equipment hire and briefing.
  2. Day 2: Walk to Albert Premier refuge (2702m); afternoon snow and ice skills training on Glacier du Tour.
  3. Day 3: Possible ascent of Tête Blanche (3422m) and across the Col Supérieur du Tour to Trient refuge.
  4. Day 4: Climb the Col du Midi des Grands (3523m), descend to village of Le Tour then back to Chamonix.
  5. Day 5: Ascend by cable-car and train to Nid d'Aigle (2372 m); steady walk to Tête Rousse refuge (3167m).
  6. Day 6: Cross the 'Grand Couloir' then scramble on to a steep arête to arrive at Goûter refuge (3817m).
  7. Day 7: Climb via Dôme du Goûter (4304m) and Les Bosses ridge to the summit (4810m); long descent to Chamonix.
  8. Day 8: End Chamonix.

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 940 km.
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • 64 km
  • Chamonix (France)
  • 10 km
  • Mont Blanc (France)
  • 20 km
  • Le Tour (France)
  • 7 km
  • Trient (Switzerland)
  • 7 km
  • Le Tour (France)
  • 17 km
  • Les Houches (France)
  • 4 km
  • Les Bossons (France)
  • 4 km
  • Les Houches (France)
  • 61 km
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
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