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Trekking to Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso

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Trekking to Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso

The journey to Europe involves the ascent to two the highest peaks of the Alps: acclimatizational climbing to quite simple but charming mountain in Italy - Grand Paradiso (4061 m), and the main climbing to Mont Blanc (4810 m) in France and Italy. We will moving for 12 days by minibus from Ternopil. It is possible to reduce the tour to 8 days if you arrive in Milan and return by plane from Geneva. Climb to Mont Blanc starts from the glacier Tet Rus, it means that in one day we will go up and get down 1650m. It's about 15 hours of active work, so good physicl form is required for climbing.

Tour price - 500 euros

Include in the price
  • moving by bus according to the programm
  • catering according the active part of the tour
  • guide service
  • rental of common equipment
    rental of common alpinistic equipment (ropes)
  • tents and general equipment rental
Price not includes
  • extended insurance
  • overnight in the shelter Grand Paradiso - 20 euro
  • overnights in campsites in Chamonix - 12-40 euros (2-4 nights)
  • funicular to Mont Blanc - 38 euro
  • meal - 30-40 euro
  • camping on the way to home - 10-15 euros
  • alpinistic equipment rental
day 1-2 - road

Group gathering in Ternopil at 18:00.
Departure to the border with Poland
  • meeting with tour guide at the railway station in Mukachevo
  • departure through Italy and Hungary
  • on the way, we make stops every two hours to warm up and cook food. We stay in the tent in the parking at the road to save money and time

day 3 (1) - ascent to Gran Paradiso

meeting with a part of the group that arrives in Milan from 9:00 to 12:00 (place to be agreed in addition)
Moving to the parking lot (2000m) at the foot of Gran Paradiso Mountain, easy ascent to the shelter (2700m), in which we will have a night (700m, 2-3 h). A good path leads to the house. Due to the complexity of obstacles and the shape of clothes, this day resembles a trekking in the Carpathians. We stay in clothes on beds, sleeping bags and tents we leave in a bus, so the backpacks are not heavy.
  • meeting with a part of the group that arrives in Milan from 9:00 to 12:00 (place will be agreed in addition)
  • moving to the parking (2000m) at the foot of Gran Paradiso mountain, easy ascent to the shelter (2700m), in which we will have a night (700m, 2-3 h). A good path leads to the house. About the complexity of obstacles and the shape of clothes, this day resembles a trekking in the Carpathians. Sleeping bags and tents we leave in a bus, so the backpacks are not heavy.

Grand Paradiso is considered the one of the easiest from four thousand meters high mountains in the Alps, but at the same time it has perhaps the largest set of heights for ascent. At Grand Paradiso, you will have an opportunity to train all the skills needed for trekking to Mont Blanc: acclimatization and climbing.

day 4 (2) - climbing to Gran Paradiso

Climbing Gran Paradiso
Climbing Mount Gran Paradizo (4061m) from the shelter (2700m) takes about 9-10 hours, the elevation is about 1300m. Technically, the mountain is simple, but it is necessary to go in cats with ice-fest and in bundles. Here, we will check our strength and equipment and prepare for the ascent to Mont Blanc.
lunch at the shelter
descent down to the parking lot, moving to a campsite at Chamonix Mont Blanc
  • climbing to Gran Paradiso
  • climbing to Gran Paradiso Mount (4061m) from the shelter (2700m) takes about 9-10 hours, the elevation is about 1300m. Technically, the mountain is simple, but it is necessary to go in crampons with ice-axes and in conjunctions. Here, we will check our strength and equipment and prepare for the ascent to Mont Blanc.
  • lunch at the shelter
  • descent down to the parking, moving to a campsite at Chamonix near Mont Blanc

 

day 5 (3) - rest in Chamonix

rest day before climbing to Mont Blanc
you can take a walk in an ancient tourist city, climb a ski lift on some of the observation grounds or just relax in the campsite
free dinner, you can eat in the cafe or cook yourself something French camping
Overnight in camping
  • rest day before climbing to Mont Blanc
  • you can take a walk on an ancient tourist city, lift to some of the observation grounds or just relax in the campsite
  • lunch, you can eat in the cafe or cook for yourself some French meal in the camping
  • overnight in camping

day 6 (4) - ascent to Mont Blanc

start of Mont Blanc
climb the cable car to the Bellevue Pass and then the high tram to the "Eagle Nest" (2350m). From here we begin the ascent to the asylum Tet Rus (3167 m), about 3-4 hours. The path is laid between the debris of stones, snow may sometimes lie, in the end it is sharply rising along a steep spur. Shortly after dinner we go to the glacier Tet Rus on the slopes of Mont Blanc. This is the only place where you can stand with tents. Nearby there is a toilet and shelter Tet Rus, where you can have a snack and spend the night in case of bad weather (if there is a place). Here will be our base camp, from which we will start on Moblan. We go to sleep as early as possible to rest in front of the mountain.
Overnight in the tent
  • start point for climbing to Mont Blanc
  • we climb by cable car to the Bellevue Pass and then by high tram to the "Eagle Nest" (2350m). From here we begin the ascent to the Tet Rus shelter (3167 m), about 3-4 hours. The path is laid between the debris of stones, snow may sometimes lie here, in the end it is sharply rising along a steep spur. Shortly after lunch we go to the glacier Tet Rus on Mont Blanc slopes. This is the only place where you can stand with tents. Nearby there is a toilet and shelter Tet Rus, where you can have a snack and spend the night in case of bad weather (if there will be a place). Here will be our base camp, from which we will start to Mont Blanc. We go to sleep as early as possible to have rest.
  • overnight in the tent

 

day 7 (5) - climbing to Mont Blanc

  • the main responsible day of the tour - climbing to the heart of the Alps - Mount Mont Blanc, 4810 m.
  • we get up shortly after midnight, we're going to drink tea and start climbing.
  • this day will be long and will consist of the following steps:
  • 1) the Grand Clover's crossing is a place where stones often fall
    2) climbing to the old Gote shelter (3750m - 3170m = 580m) - 3-4 years on a steep stony path, where somewhere stretched ropes for insurance. It is necessary to go very carefully, because it will be still dark.
    3) climbing from the old shelter to the shelter Valo - 3 hours on the glacier, which at first looks flat, and then smoothly gaining height. You can rest and have tea in the shelter.
    4) acsent to the summit - 2-3 hours of the steep snow slope and we are on the top of Mount Mont Blanc. We do a photo and repeat everything in reverse order

    • we spend the night in the base camp at Tet Rus on Mont Blanc slopes

    day 8 (6) - reserving day

    • reserving day (in case of bad weather or insufficient acclimatization of participants)

    day 9 (7) - descent from Mont Blanc

    descend to the tram and continue to camping Chamonix
    festive free dinner
    Overnight in camping
    • we enjoying a great panorama and memorize a wonderful moment among alpine landscapes
    • descend to the tram and then to camping in Chamonix
    • festive free dinner
    • overnight in camping

     

    day 10 (8) - leaving home

    in the morning we leave the hospitable France, we make a farewell photo against the background of Mont Blanc and leave for Switzerland, where we leave at the airport the participants who are flying home from Geneva (after 15.00)
    We continue to move towards Germany
    spend the night in a campin
    • in the morning we leave the hospitable France, we make a farewell photo against the background of Mont Blanc and we are going to Switzerland, where we leave at the airport the participants who are flying home from Geneva (after 15.00)
    • we continue to move towards Germany
    • overnight in a camping

     

    day 11-12 - road to home

    we continue our way home
    We arrive to Lviv till 18.00 the last day
    • we continue our way home
    • we arrive to Lviv till 18.00 the last day

     

    FAQ

    What training do you need to have to participate in the tour?

    • to have an experience of winter hiking. For example, hiking to Hoverla. It is desirable to spend the night in a tent. Then you will know what clothing is needed, which equipment
    • to have skills to use ice-axe, crampons, to know the main knots. Climbing will take place in the glacier zone, so we will walk in crampons, in conjunctions
    • to have good physical training - for example, be able to sit 10-15 times on one leg or run 5-6 km in about half an hour

    Meals and accommodation during the tour

    • we take food and gas appliances with us - so we prepare for ourselves, if permitted by local laws (for example, on parking, in the nature, in the camp). If desired, additional meals can be provided at local institutions at your own expenses.
    • the main residence during the tour - in the tent camp, but under certain conditions it is possible to spend the night in the mountain houses or hostels.

    Guide work and responsibility of the tourist club

    • The guide works with a group of up to 5 people. If a group of more than 5 people - then will be one more guide (has less experience but enough for serious climbing).
    • The tour club does not guarantee a successful ascent to the mount. Climbing may not be successful due to bad weather, the prohibition of local authorities, or the lack of training of participants. The guide may terminate the ascent for a participant if he is inadequate training, violates safety rules or presents a danger to other participants. The tour price is returned only if the tour program is not executed due to the guide. In the event of an accident where there is a significant threat to the lives and health of tourists, climbing is stopped, assistance is provided by group forces and local rescuers. The cost of rescue, transportation and treatment is borne by the participant independently - therefore it is necessary to have the appropriate insurance.

    Expenses

    You need to focus on such expenses:

    • overnight in the shelter Grand Paradiso - 20 euro
    • overnights in campsites in Chamonix - 12-40 euros (2-4 nights)
    • funicular to Mont Blanc - 38 euro
    • meal - 30-40 euro
    • camping on the way to home - 10-15 euros
    • alpinistic equipment rental
    • addittional money - 100 euros
    N.B. The list and the amount of these expenses is estimated approximately, so the actual amount may vary.

    Expenses
    You need to focus on such expenses:ExpensesYou need to focus on such expenses:

    Clothing and footwear:
    1. Trekking shoes
    2. Jacket
    3. Sneakers, socks
    4. Bandana/buff
    5. Sport wear
    6. Underwear
    7. Shorts / thin pants
    8. Hygiene products: toothbrush, paste, towel
    9. Personal dishes: metal or plastic (so that it does not crash) plate, spoon, mug
    10. Warm sweater
    11. Gloves and hat
    12. Flashlight
    13. First-aid kit is individual
    14. Passport
    15. Trekking Sticks
    16. Knife
    17. Lighter
    Additional:
    1. Базовый набор альпинистского снаряжения
    2. Sleeping set (sleeping bag+sleeping pad)
    3. Backpack
    4. Gaiters
    5. Ski poles
    6. Helmet
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    Кто-то неизвестный красиво сказал: "Горный туризм — это лучший способ перезимовать лето". Руководствуясь этим афоризмом уже много лет выхожу летом в горы, оставляя Египты и Турции с all-inclusive на более позднее время, когда для организма достижением будет подняться на 5-й этаж, а не на 5000 метров. В этом году за дюжину дней удалось взобраться сразу на три горки:
    1. Самая высокая гора Италии - Гран-Парадизо (4100)
    2. Самая высокая гора Франции и ЕС - Монблан (4800)
    3. Самая высокая гора Германии - Цугшпитце (2900)
    Несмотря на недетские нагрузки в процессе подходов и подъемов, возвращаюсь всегда отдохнувшим на 101%. Пародокса и противоречия тут нет, т.к. лучший отдых — это смена рода деятельности. А офисная работа и подъём в горы — это как раз абсолютные антонимы. Но кроме отдыха выношу из подъёмов всегда и какой-то новый урок или знание. Вот и в этот раз каждая гора приподнесла свой урок.Монблан научил тому что в жизни или работе, как при подъёме на гору надо максимально сосредоточиться на текущей задаче — идти, двигаться вперёд, не заглядывая вперёд (на вершину) и не оглядываясь назад.
    Если постоянно смотреть на вершину, которую, как правило, в начале пути не видно, то рано или поздно даль и перспектива затяжных преодолений начнут действовать демотивирующе, вплоть до полного отказа от восхождения и дальнейшего движения вперёд.
    Если же смотреть назад, то это пугает, вынуждает делать ошибки, отступаться и тем самым напрасно тратятся силы для движения к вершине/цели.
    Гран-Парадизо доходчиво объяснила, что в основе твоего страха лежит непонимание ситуации или принципов текущего момента. Достаточно разобраться в том что, куда и как и от остраха не остаётся и следа, ну или остаётся, то лишь его лёгкое прохладное дыхание, а не ледяной ужас.
    И наконец Цугшпитце, она научила на практике важности борьбы до последнего вздоха и никогда не здаваться.
    Такой вот вышел яркий отпуск и курсы повышения жизненных компетенций.

    Кто-то неизвестный красиво сказал: "Горный туризм — это лучший способ перезимовать лето". Руководствуясь этим афоризмом уже много лет выхожу летом в горы, оставляя Египты и Турции с all-inclusive на более позднее время, когда для организма достижением будет подняться на 5-й этаж, а не на 5000 метров. В этом году за дюжину дней удалось взобраться сразу на три горки:
    1. Самая высокая гора Италии - Гран-Парадизо (4100)2. Самая высокая гора Франции и ЕС - Монблан (4800)3. Самая высокая гора Германии - Цугшпитце (2900)
    Несмотря на недетские нагрузки в процессе подходов и подъемов, возвращаюсь всегда отдохнувшим на 101%. Пародокса и противоречия тут нет, т.к. лучший отдых — это смена рода деятельности. А офисная работа и подъём в горы — это как раз абсолютные антонимы. Но кроме отдыха выношу из подъёмов всегда и какой-то новый урок или знание. Вот и в этот раз каждая гора приподнесла свой урок.Монблан научил тому что в жизни или работе, как при подъёме на гору надо максимально сосредоточиться на текущей задаче — идти, двигаться вперёд, не заглядывая вперёд (на вершину) и не оглядываясь назад.
    Если постоянно смотреть на вершину, которую, как правило, в начале пути не видно, то рано или поздно даль и перспектива затяжных преодолений начнут действовать демотивирующе, вплоть до полного отказа от восхождения и дальнейшего движения вперёд.
    Если же смотреть назад, то это пугает, вынуждает делать ошибки, отступаться и тем самым напрасно тратятся силы для движения к вершине/цели.
    Гран-Парадизо доходчиво объяснила, что в основе твоего страха лежит непонимание ситуации или принципов текущего момента. Достаточно разобраться в том что, куда и как и от остраха не остаётся и следа, ну или остаётся, то лишь его лёгкое прохладное дыхание, а не ледяной ужас.
    И наконец Цугшпитце, она научила на практике важности борьбы до последнего вздоха и никогда не здаваться.
    Такой вот вышел яркий отпуск и курсы повышения жизненных компетенций.