A recent ascent of Gran Paradiso by one of our groups, filmed by Francis Kelsey of www.nosiesta.com.
Category: GENERAL MONT BLANC POSTS
It’s the final week of the season and we have met many guests from all over the world, with many different life experiences, all sharing one aim to summit the Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc. For Sam, the challenge and the journey she has been on just to arrive here
What an incredible week this week has been. The full team experiencing summit success on both the Gran Paradiso 4061m and then three days later Mont Blanc 4810m At the beginning, the weather was not looking particularly good for the Mont Blanc part of our program, so it was a
The Monta Rosa Massif is situated in the eastern part of the Pennine Alps, in between Switzerland and Italy. It is an incredible massif with many 4000m+ summits across its skyline. A great alternative to Mont Blanc when conditions dictate a change of venue…
Since my last post reporting the success of our first three courses, conditions have changed and then changed again. Unfortunately my concerns about the excessive heat proved well founded and we experienced record temperatures for the time of year, hotter even than during the big heatwave of 2015. For the
Check out some of the adventures the teams having been getting up to, while for one reason or another they have been unable to climb Mont Blanc. Here they can be seen facing exposure down the arête de L’Aiguille du Midi and climbing the Arête des Cosmiques.
Not long to go now until the start of our 2017 season, but just time for a last motivational blog post: Even though there are only a few weeks left before your Mont Blanc attempt they could still make the difference between success and failure, so keep going with
I would make a terrible life coach. Though encouraging people is a big part of my job, I must admit “Apprentice -style” sound bites like this make me feel a bit queasy. Determination on it’s own isn’t worth much if it doesn’t translate into action, and if you turn up
I am not a doctor, but I do have a lot of experience of how people (to date nearly three thousand) react to altitude on Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc Guides’ courses are all six days long, include four nights in high alpine huts and an acclimatisation / training peak of over
As the leaves fall from the trees and we prepare for 2017, there is time to reflect on the past summer. The weather and conditions were challenging at times but despite this we shared many great moments with many wonderful people who joined Mont Blanc Guides this year from all over the