Our Charitable Commitments - Mont Blanc Challenge 2009

'Great things are done when men and mountains meet'

Challenge Highlights

During the Summer of 2008, despite the weather we organised a number of successful summits of Mont Blanc. The climbers emjoyed the challenge and raised significant funds for Children in Crisis. This year we are continuing the programme and invite you to join the challenge both for the personal reward and acheivement of making a summit attempt and raising money for a great cause.

We anticipate many more summits will be attempted in the Summer of 2009. Planning and fitness training can never be undertaken too early, so do get in touch if you wish to participate for next year.


Details of The Children in Crisis, Mont Blanc Challenge, Chamonix 2009

The climbing expedition usually takes 5 days

The challenge can run anytime between Mid-may until the end of September. In groups of 2, climbers will be prepared and guided in a Summit attempt on Mont Blanc, (4,807m) the highest mountain in Europe.


Trip Outline - Mont Blanc Summit Course and Climb


Arrive Thursday evening

Depart Tuesday morning

Preparation days, guiding ratio 1:4 / Summit day, guiding ratio 1:2

Bed & breakfast (twin sharing basis) in the Chamonix Valley

Nights in mountain refuges (half board)


Itinerary (weather and conditions dependent)
 Day 1  (Thursday)         

Meet hand-picked Mountain Guides for introductory Q & A


 Day 2

Training on La Mer de Glace Glacier

Walk to Argentiere Refuge

Stay in the Refuge 

 Day 3

Ascension of Aiguilee du Tour (3,500m)

Descent and stay in Chamonix overnight

 Day 4

Acclimatisation and start Mont Blanc Ascent to Gouter Refuge

Stay in refuge

 Day 5

Mont Blanc summit push and descent to Valley

Night in Chamonix

 Day 6 (Tuesday) Depart Chamonix

Included Accommodation as above, lift tickets, airport transfers, other transport



Price per climber £1,500.00

Minimum Group Size  - 2 climbers


Included: B&B accommodation on a twin share basis for 1 or 2 night(s), 3 nights half board in huts, lifts, airport collection and dropoffs, transport, some packed lunches.

Excluded: Flights to Geneva, Clothing e.g. climbing boots, food, drink, personal equipment, and travel/medical insurance, packed lunches, equipment hire (harnesses, helmets, climbing Boots, ice axe, crampons etc.)

Please call Adam Honey on +44 (0) 845 460 0606 for more information and for registration.