The Mont Blanc Specialists
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JOHN TAYLOR

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CLIMB MONT BLANC?

Determination and fitness alone are not enough, you need highly detailed planning, technical training and thorough altitude acclimatisation to have any chance of getting to the top. As Mont Blanc guiding specialists it’s our job to look after your safety and training and put everything in place to give you the best possible chance of making the summit, but after that it’s up to you. There is a minimum standard of basic fitness we need to see to be happy to attempt Mont Blanc with you, client fitness plays a huge part in maintaining our safety margins and we cannot carry exhausted climbers back down the mountain. 

You don’t need any mountaineering experience to do this, we’ll train you in all you need to know about crampons, axes, and ropes and make sure you get maximum acclimatisation, but this won’t help you if you’re not fit enough so be sure to check our fitness page first to make sure this really is for you. Any questions please let us know, we are always happy to answer questions and give training advice.

Our course video and 6 day program will give you an idea of what a typical week with us involves, and you can also contact people on our testimonials page to get a view of the climb from a client’s perspective. Don't be in any doubt, even for fit people climbing Mont Blanc is an extremely tough thing to do involving very long hard days, considerable discomfort, and with no guarantee of success. It's really not an easy mountain, which is exactly what makes it so worthwhile.

Good luck!

John Taylor
(Owner/Head Guide MBG)


 


«The mountains are calling and I must go» - John Muir
«Great things are done when men and mountains meet» - William Blake