Ascent of Mont Blanc with an overnight stay at the Goute hut.
Departure from the Tet-Ruz shelter at 4:00 am. The ascent of the Aiguille du Gouter, partly equipped with metal cables, allows you to reach the Goutet hut (3835 m).
The climb usually takes from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours maximum. Gain in altitude: +668m.
We enter the hut to leave some of our belongings and eat.
Then the ascent resumes.
The further ascent goes over the shoulder of the Maison du Goutere (4275m), the Vallot shelter (4362m), and then along a steep ridge leading to the summit. On the ridge, depending on the year, there may be occasional outcrops of open ice.
The summit of Mont Blanc is reached in the middle of the day. You will have time to enjoy an absolutely exceptional panorama. Then it will be time to start the descent along the same route.
The ascent from the Guthe hut to the summit and back takes between 6 and 7 hours, altitude difference: +/- 973 meters.
The next day, leave the hut early in the morning to make an early descent to the Nid d'Eglay train station (2372 meters). This marks the end of your journey.
It's another 3-4 hours of effort, altitude difference: -1463m.
If the Mont Blanc streetcar is closed (usually before mid-June and after mid-September), the descent continues to the Bellevue cable car station. This requires 4 to 5 hours of effort, altitude difference: -2085m.