Royal Traverse
Monte Bianco
Included Services
  • Mountain Guide IFMGA for 3 days
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  • 1st Day: Meeting with the guide at 08:00am in Chamonix at the parking place of the aiguille de Midi. Transfer by taxi to Les Contamines. We start our approach to the Ref. Des Conscrits. On the way up we pass at the Hotel de Trelatete where we can stop for a drink. On the way from here to the Conscrits, the trail is in some parts, equipped with fixed ropes and a tibetan bridge.
  • 2nd Day: Early departure fom the hut; we will start to walk just behind the hut on dry terrain in direction of the Aiguille de la Bérangère. Only on the last part we will start to use the rope. From this summit we will start the up and down along the several peaks of the Domes de Miage mostly on gentle snow ridges. From the point 3673m the ridge becomes rocky and from the point 3668m we will start the descent to the Col de Miage on a bit more difficult terrain including a small rappel. On Col de Miage is located the Refuge Durier.
  • 3rd Day: Early departure from the hut; at the beginning we will follow a semi-trail just behind the hut ; We will climb the rocks and the following snow slope to the exposed top of the Aiguille de Bionassay. The following ridge down to the Col de Bionassay is the most tricky part of the whole traverse; probably is the narrowest snow ridge of the Alps and it has to be taken carefully. After that we will climb easily to the top of Piton des Italiens where we will reach the Italian regular route that we will follow until the top of Mont Blanc. On the way down, if conditions are fine, we highly suggest to traverse to Aiguille de Midi. In this way you will close a magnificent traverse of Mont Blanc.
Meeting point: At 8:00am at the lift station in Chamonix;
Requirements: Confidence with steep, mixed terrain and high-altitude environment. We suggest to arrive in a very good shape and with a good acclimatization. Some previous experience in high altitude is mandatory
Apparel/Clothing: We recommend functional clothing to deal with the different temperatures.
Boots: Waterproof mountaineering boots suitable for crampons.
Lunch: it is reccomended to bring some snacks and drinks with you, according to your needs.
Backpack: We recommend a 30L/40L backpack. Remember that everything you bring you have to carry it. Take with you functional, extra layer in case of cold and a change for the hut, is usually enough.
Overnight staying in the hut with HB also for the mountain guide (Conscrit hut and Durier hut), cable car ticket , taxi transfer, drinks, lunches and if necessary equipment.

We always recommend a travel cancellation insurance, baggage insurance as well as travel and accident insurance.

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Excellent and easy-going guides. It is a pleasure to spend time with them in the mountains..
Luigi Distefano (ITA)
Fantastic weekend in a beautiful place! Poldo's professionalism as a guide made all the difference. Absolutely repeatable experience!!!
Riccardo Bacialli (ITA)
A really professional operation with super friendly staff and knowledgeable guides.
Perttu Monthan (ESP)
Perfect experience and, besides the obvious contribution of the place and the excellent climatic situation, a great credit to the Poldo guide! Thank you so much!
Luigi Tomay (ITA)
Deep snow skiing like I have rarely experienced.
Hans G. (GER)
Great guides who not only know the area but think about what you want and give you the best it has to offer.
Nigel Winters (ENG)
Wonderful trip to the Vincent Pyramid, organised in great detail by Giulia from the Monterosa guide office. Nice group and congratulations to the guide, Stefano Boy, very good, experienced, professional and helpful. Definitely an experience I will repeat next summer.
Federica Candido (ITA)
Fantastic experience thanks to the professionalism of Giulia, who patiently provided us with all the information we needed for our climb to the Vincent Pyramid. Poldo, our guide, played his role perfectly and made our first experience above 4000 metres unforgettable.
Miryam Borsato (ITA)
With them we went to Capanna Margherita, very professional and efficient. I recommend them for trips of this type!
Davide Calabresi (ITA)
What can I say, my friend and I had a very good time with our guide Luigi. Young, capable, nice and very adaptable.
Lorenzo D'Amelio (ITA)
We had a great one-day ski tour with Daniele the day before the lockdown. Our group had different fitness and ability levels, but Daniele took good care of everyone. We will be back next year!
Jackie C. (EN)