Climbing Mont Blanc and looking down on all of the Alps and then descending more than 3000m down to the valley.....an experience of a lifetime!
The fact that descending the top of the Alps is possible on a board makes it the ultimate challenge for many snowboard enthusiasts. Although not technically difficult in climbers terms an ascent of Mont Blanc is not to be taken lightly because it requires a high level of physical fitness. Being an accomplished off-piste boarder with some touring experience and the capability to deal with any kind of snow is a necessity on this trip of a lifetime.
The main difficulty on a Mont Blanc ascent lies in the effects of high altitude which will cripple your performance level, this is why this course has a 4 day preparation period. We will be exploring some of the fantastic touring in the Chamonix valley and spend a night in a mountain hut to achieve the necessary acclimatisation. We will also go through avalanche and glacier travel safety issues and brush up on your off-piste technique. This 6 day period also gives us the necessary flexibility to adjust the program to use the best weather window to ensure maximum chance on a successful summit attempt.
Dates and Prices
Private guiding only
big mountain riding
Climb and ride the highest summit in the Alps, real high mountain riding. An amazing adventure
hard but not extreme
A very serious undertaking that needs good fitness and the right preparation, but in the reach of many riders.
a dream descent
A long, long descent wit usually every kind of snow imaginable: from powder to slush because of the big height difference.
Fantastic views of the whole Alps from the summit.
- 5 days guiding by UIAGM guide: Lars vanhaelewyck in a 6 day period
- Shovel, probe, transceiver and harness.
- Instruction: on how to use all the above, and in avalanche awareness