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What’s included

  • Qualified UIAGM mountain guide
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option).
  • Transfer from Saas Grund Post bus stop to the hotel
  • Transfer Saas Grund-Chamonix-Saas Grund
  • Hotel accommodation in Saas Grund at Schönblick on a half board basis
  • Accommodation in mountain huts on days specified in the itinerary with breakfast and evening meals included
  • Hire of equipment (climbing harness, crampons, helmet, prussic loops and karabiners)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds.

Mont Blanc Summit Trekking Peaks

Trekking Peak

France, French Alps, Switzerland, Swiss Alps | Trekking Peak

Mont Blanc Summit
Expedition Grade

Suitable for those with strenuous trekking experience in high mountain environments.

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Grade: Expedition Grade ? Expedition Grade
Duration:  9 days from the UK  
On trek: 7 days

Flight inclusive from £2,070,
Land only from £1,895

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An exciting trip carefully designed to maximise the chances of a successful summit bid.

Highlights

  • Led by Kevin O’Neale - a highly experienced and qualified IFMGA guide
  • Two 4,000m acclimatisation peaks and two summit opportunities on Mont Blanc
  • Alpine skills training, including use of ice axe and crampons
  • Hire of crampons, ice axes, harnesses and other technical kit included

Reviews          

The pre-Mont Blanc climbs were more demanding and more useful than on a previous (unsuccessful) trip with another company. Liked the provision of technical kit eg crampons.
Mr I, Warwickshire

The trip was excellent, everyone was nice and we swapped stories of our life adventures. For the next week we climbed three mountains - it was BRILLIANT. I am so glad I did this and will be doing it again. Thanks to Kevin O'Neale and Mountain Kingdoms.
Mr F, Kent

Office staff organised when we liaised with them. Kevin O'Neale was an excellent guide and the package was amazing in terms of the mountains we summited and mountain huts we stayed in. Kevin's agenda and efficiency for the week was superb and although we not did summit Mont Blanc due to the weather we did achieve three 4,000m+ summits. A truly memorable and awesome week - our thanks to Kev and to...
Mr and Mrs S, Cheshire

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The highest mountain in Western Europe is an irresistible challenge for experienced trekkers, and this nine-day holiday from Mountain Kingdoms is specially designed to maximise the chances of reaching the summit of Mont Blanc.

Our alpine base is the tranquil, beautiful valley of Saas Grund, where we stay in a mixture of hotels and mountain huts. We begin this Mont Blanc trekking holiday with climbs to the summits of two spectacular mountains of over 4000m/13,000ft – the Weissmies and the Alphubel, or Strahlhorn. These are excellent, non-technical mountaineering objectives but also greatly assist with our acclimatisation to altitude – essential for the climb to Mont Blanc.

An alpine skills day ensures familiarity and ease with glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and use of ice-axe and crampons before we begin trekking up Mont Blanc. We spend one night at the Tête Rousse hut and one night at Gouter hut which, as a safeguard against poor weather, will provide us with two opportunities to undertake the final trek to Mont Blanc’s summit, for an unforgettable alpine sunrise.

Call Mountain Kingdoms on 01453 844 400 for the chance to conquer the highest peak in Western Europe.


At a glance

Grade: Expedition Grade
Expedition Grade

Duration:  9 days from the UK  
On trek: 7 days

Max. Altitude: 4,810m/15,781ft, Mont Blanc Summit, Day 7

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 clients

Maximum group size: 8

Land only joining city: Saas Grund

Accommodation types: Hotels, Mountain Hut

Meal arrangements: Breakfast and dinner included, lunches at own expense

Leader: Kevin O’Neale
Kevin O’Neale

Kevin O'Neale qualified as a British Mountain Guide in 1992. It is the highest internationally recognised qualification for instruction and guiding in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and off-piste skiing and ski touring - the coveted IFMGA carnet. It is recognised throughout the mountain world as your guarantee of their professional training and competence in all aspects of mountaineering and client care. Kevin also possesses the Mountaineering Instructors Certificate – M.I.C – the highest UK qualification in Mountaineering. He has been an instructor and mountain guide in the UK since 1978, having worked in North Wales, the Lake District, the Swiss and French Alps, as well as the Highlands of Scotland, and the Indian and Nepal Himalaya since then. He has based himself in Saas Grund and the Swiss Alps from 1994 to the present.



DayActivity
1
Meet in Saas Grund for an introductory meeting with the group and leader.
2
'Ecole du Glace' refresher skills training at Hohsaas on the Trift Glacier.
3
Make an ascent of Weissmies (4,017m), to aid acclimatisation.
4-5
Depending on weather conditions, transfer to either the Langflue hut or the Britannia hut.
6
From Chamonix take the short lift to Bellevue for lunch. From Bellevue take a tram to Nid d’Aigle, then walk up to the Tete Rousse Hut.
7
An early start to reach the Mont Blanc Summit (4,810m/15,781ft) by 9am.
8-9
Reserve day for Mont Blanc, or drive back to Saas Grund. There is the option of spending your last night in Chamonix instead of Saas Grund, if you would prefer.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 24 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017Available£1895 Book£2070 Book
Sat 29 Jul - Sun 6 Aug 2017Available£1895 Book£2070 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single room supplement
    From £115
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £65
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No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • Qualified UIAGM mountain guide
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option).
  • Transfer from Saas Grund Post bus stop to the hotel
  • Transfer Saas Grund-Chamonix-Saas Grund
  • Hotel accommodation in Saas Grund at Schönblick on a half board basis
  • Accommodation in mountain huts on days specified in the itinerary with breakfast and evening meals included
  • Hire of equipment (climbing harness, crampons, helmet, prussic loops and karabiners)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds.

What’s not included

  • Transport to/from Saas Grund on arrival/departure days
  • Lift passes/tramway although lift passes in the Saas Grund Valley are free
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Brilliant adventure          

The trip was excellent, everyone was nice and we swapped stories of our life adventures. For the next week we climbed 3 mountains - it was BRILLIANT. I am so glad I did this and will be doing it again. Thanks to Kevin O'Neale and Mountain Kingdoms.

Excellent, knowledgeable guide          

Office staff organised when we liaised with them. Kevin O'Neale was an excellent guide and the package was amazing in terms of the mountains we summited and mountain huts we stayed in. Kevin's agenda and efficiency for the week was superb and although we not did summit Mont Blanc due to the weather we did achieve three 4,000m+ summits. A truly memorable and awesome week - our thanks to Kev and to Mountain Kingdoms for employing his services.

Perfect acclimatisation and support          

The pre-Mont Blanc climbs were more demanding and more useful than on a previous (unsuccessful) trip with another company. Liked the provision of technical kit e.g. crampons.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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