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Mountaineering Training for Mont Blanc

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1050 €

The Glacier of the Dôme de la Sache is one of the most imposing glaciers of the Vanoise Massif, under the famous Mont Pourri (3779m), we overlook Tignes and its Dam, the view of the Italian Alps at the border and the Gran Paradiso is exceptional. 



We discover mountaineering in the Vanoise, the Paradise of Easy Mountaineering at the Dôme de la Sache (3588m) to then end the week at the Dôme des Glaciers (3592m) to the southern end of Mont Blanc. The view on Mont Blanc is breathtaking!

The Glacier of the Dôme de la Sache is one of the most imposing glaciers of the Vanoise Massif, under the famous Mont Pourri (3779m), we overlook Tignes and its Dam, the view of the Italian Alps at the border and the Gran Paradiso is exceptional. 

DAY 1- MONDAY
ARC 2000 - GLACIER AIGUILLE ROUGE - ECOLE DE NEIGE – REFUGE DE TURIA

Elevation: - 1000 m and + 250 m
Length: about 5 hours

Meeting with the Mountain Guide at the Funicular in Bourg Saint Maurice at 8:30 am, to check the backpacks and get to know each other over a coffee.
You will take the Funicular at 9:00 am and then the shuttle to reach Arc 2000: if the weather is good you take the Varet Gondola and then the Aiguille Rouge cable car to take advantage of the beautiful view up there. You will do a little training with crampons on the small glacier at the Aiguille Rouse. You will then descend off trail at the level of the Génépi Rock to recover the path which leads to the Turia Hut. The place is magic, you sleep in a cozy chalet with Claire who will prepare you a good meal...

DAY 2 - TUESDAY
REFUGE DE TURIA – DOME DE LA SACHE – REFUGE DE TURIA

Elevation: + 1200 m and - 1200 m about 8h of activity
Length: 7 to 8 hours approximately

You leave at night for this beautiful goal, the day is long but beautiful, the glaciers are technically easy, crevasses can be quite large which is quite impressive and the view at the top is amazing! You walk back on the same route to spend a second night in this small and cozy hut.

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY
REFUGE DE TURIA – LA GURRAZ  - TAXI - LA VILLE DES GLACIERS – REFUGE ROBERT BLANC

Elevation:  - 800m and + 800m
Length: About 2 hours in the morning and 1 hour by car then 2 hours of ascent.

You will walk down to the Gurraz to be picked up by a Taxi, which will bring you back to Bourg Saint Maurice where you pick the Mountain Guide's car and then drive  up to the Ville des Glaciers and the Hammeau des Lanchettes. From there you will walk to the Robert Blanc refuge under the Glacier des Glaciers. The valley is wild and the refuge comfortable.

DAY 4 - THURSDAY
REFUGE ROBERT BLANC – DOME DES GLACIERS – LA VILLE DES GLACIERS –  BOURG SAINT MAURICE

Elevation:  + 900 m and - 1700 m about 9 h of activity

You will leave early in the morning for the ascent of the Dôme des Glaciers, the slopes are not too steep but technically the passages are more difficult than the Dôme de la Sache: the Glacier being well exposed to the sun, you will leave earlier as well. You may be able to make a loop, the ascent by the Arête des Lanchettes and the descent by the glacier or both by the glaciers. The Mountain Guide will decide depending on the conditions and your shape ... Once you are out of the glacier, the descent is quite fast through the moraines. At the end of the day, the Mountain Guide will take you back to Bourg Saint Maurice at the Funicular around 6 p.m.

We advise you to take a transport the next day and take a night in a Hotel in the evening, in order to rest properly.

If you would like to come on other dates, please contact us at info@espritmontagne.com

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* Price per person (without insurance)

The price includes:

  • the assistance of an experienced mountain guide of our Team;
  • the use of equipment for the group (ropes, pitons, karabiners).
  • half board to the huts for yourself and the guide;
  • night in B&B in Aosta the 2nd day (night and Breakfast);
  • transfers from Aosta to Gressoney, round trip;
  • cablecar tickets from Staffal to Punta Indren, round trip.

Not included in the price

  • personal technical equipment: crampons, harness and ice axe rental in case of need (it can be organized upon booking);
  • lunches, snacks an drinks;
  • all what is not explicitly mentioned in the "price includes".

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Hiking Goretex shoes suitable to crampons
  • crampons
  • walking poles
  • iceaxe
  • helmet.

HOW TO DRESS

First layer on the skin:

  • (merino wool) thermal/breathable long sleeve
  • (merino wool) long thermal/breathable underwear
  • woolen warm socks

Second layer:

  • warm technical sweater
  • waterproof & windproof hiking pants

Third layer:

  • thin but warm duvet (to wear just in case of cold temperatures)

Last layer:

  • waterproof & windproof Goretex jacket

Important Additionals:

  • warm winter hat
  • buff/head-neckband
  • warm winter gloves
  • headlamp
  • suncream (protection factor 50+)
  • sunglasses
  • camera

N.B. Consider a change for when you are back to the hut (you can leave some stuff at the hut).

Insurance

Cancellation and repatriation insurance is advised as well as other insurance guaranteeing search and mountain rescue (10,000 Euros guarantee approximately).

Access

How to reach Bourg Saint Maurice, 73700

  • By train, access by TGV to Bourg Saint Maurice station - the hotel will be reachable by shuttle;
  • By car from Albertville, access by expressway to Moutiers - Bourg Saint Maurice is 2.5 hours from Lyon.

Level needed

Well-trained mountaineers of an average level, in search of new perspectives: From Gran Paradiso to Monte Rosa provides a great variety of terrain. You will need to have a good level of fitness, good sense of balance and the ability to walk on rough terrain. This is a fairly non-technical excursion apart from some glaciated sections.
It is necessary to have a resistance to about 5/8 hours of walking a day and a good acclimatization to the high altitude as you will be staying at above 3500 mt. It would be advisable for you to properly train and to climb a 4000 peak at least once before leaving for this Tour.

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