Mont Blanc - course photo galley
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Michael & Marianne from Ireland on the summit of Mont Blanc 4810m
Welcome to our Mont Blanc photo gallery page
Here is a collection of some of the best photos taken on our Mont Blanc courses, so you get a real feel of what the mountain is like, and what the ascent entails in terms of terrain, the technical difficulties, and the clothing and equipment used on the ascents. Enjoy the photos, and a huge thanks to all those who feature in them, and kindly allowed us to share them with you all...
Gouter Route photo gallery
Traverse Route photo gallery
Climbers on the summit of Mont Blanc 4810m
Mont Blanc links
Essential Mont Blanc page links...
Blog post: Ethical Mont Blanc
Top 10 tips for climbing Mt Blanc
Films from the summit
Free resources

FREE Podcast
Training for Mont Blanc
A no holes barred podcast, to fully explain what an ascent entails physically and technically, including several examples of hill training.
Download podcast (3.48 MB)
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Mont Blanc open evening
We offer a FREE Mont Blanc open evening in our Windermere office, which is open to all those booking on this trip. Some people combine this with attending the £99 Alpine Preparation Weekend. For more details about the Open Evening and weekend course, click here.
Equipment - summit day kit list...
We send a course specific equipment list to all those booking on our courses, but due to the popularity of this course, we outline a typical packing list for the Mont Blanc summit day in the list below.
Basic clothing
- Light coloured long sleeve wicking layer
- Schoeller / soft shell climbing trousers
- Mid layer fleece jacket / gillet
- Fleece hat and gloves, and sunhat / cap
- B3 leather / plastic boots, and gaiters
- Harness, helmet, ice axe (without leash)
- 12 point crampons andanti-balling plates
- 1 x 120cm Sling, 1 x karabiner, 1 x prussic
- Telescopic trekking poles with snow baskets
- Head torch (LED style is lightest type)
Altitude gear
- Synthetic or down insulation jacket
- Goggles in case of high wind
- Neoprane face mask in case of wind
- Thick waterproof over gloves
- Windproof over trousers (eg PacLite)
General kit
- Close fitting sun glasses (Factor 4 for snow)
- Pocket snacks for summit day (eg Haribos)
- Water bottle (bladder type may freeze)
- Rucksack (up to 35 litres max is ideal)
- Basic blister kit, Aspirin, suncream
Suggested reading and kit
View full course equipment list, with examples of kit, click here

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