How can people often with no experience climb Mont Blanc in only 6 days? It's totally achievable if you are fit enough, but 6 days is really only a minimum amount of time to acclimatise and prepare for Mont Blanc. Our program has been refined over 12 years of operation and more than 2500 clients to give what we believe is the finest Mont Blanc experience possible, with 3 days training on Gran Paradiso (4061m) followed by 3 days on Mont Blanc itself. Click on the diagram below to see the program for each day.
Day 6 could end up being the hardest or the easiest day of the week, depending on the weather. If day 5 weather was good hopefully you made the summit yesterday and all you've got to do now is get up late at the hut, cruise down to the valley and fall into the hot tub. However if you couldn't climb yesterday then this is your alternative summit day, but it's a tougher timescale as it's the last day of the course so you've got to make the climb and get all the way down to the valley in the same day.
Having said that, perhaps 30% of our successful summits take place on the last day, it's not excessively harder than doing it on day 5 and we start earlier (1am breakfast!) to give you a clear 12 hours to get back to Tete Rousse by 2pm, so you've got time to get down from there to catch the train.
All our courses finish officially at 7pm on day 6 and we guarantee you'll be finished by then, but you're welcome to stay an extra night with us (no extra charge) if you prefer to catch your flight home in the morning. Though we give you breakfast before you leave there is no evening meal on day 6 so those staying the extra night, which most people seem to do, usually go out together in Chamonix.