OverviewMont Blanc de Courmayeur is the south-east shoulder of the Mont Blanc with 4.748 m.
He is offshore to the Mont Blanc about 800 m to the direction of Courmayeur. If you look to the Mont Blanc massif from Courmayeur it seems that the Mont Blanc de Courmayeur is the top of Mont Blanc.
He is separated from Mont Blanc by the Col Major (4.720 m).
The frontier between France and Italy runs across Mont Blanc de Courmayeur.
Getting ThereThere is an easy access from the top of Mont Blanc.
The way to Mont Blanc you find when you look at the Mont Blanc page.
So I give an overview only in short form.
4 commonly used ways to Mont Blanc:
1. From Chamonix - Les Houches - Bellevue - Nid d´Aigle - Refuge Tête Rousse - Cabane de Goûter - Bosses ridge
2. Plan de l´Aiguille - Refuge Grands Mulets - Glacier des Bossons
3. Aiguille du Midi - Refuge Cosmiques - Mont Blanc traverse
4. Val Veni (Italy) - Bivacco Sella - Glacier du Mont Blanc
You reach Chamonix (1.030 m) by car or by train from Martigny (40 km).
Distances to Chamonix:
Gèneve: 86 km
Aosta: 59 km
From Chamonix 8 km to Les Houches. There is a bus connection between Chamonix and Les Houches.
From Turin through the Aosta valley 150 km
From Chamonix: 25 km through the Mont Blanc Tunnel in 30 minutes
Cantine de la Visaille (1.653 m) through the Val Veni
Route overviewFrom top of Mont Blanc:
You can reach Mont Blanc de Courmayeur from the top of Mont Blanc within 25 minutes when the conditions are good. In the flank there often is blank ice, so you should take care not to glide! On the ridge there are huge cornices. Keep distance!
When we made the peak in July 2005 there was blank ice and no track.
AD+, rock difficulties up to III+, the rock is in some parts crumbly.
Time: 10-18 hours from Rifugio Monzino, 2.200 height meters difference
When you climb the ridge you make the peak of Pic Luigi Amedeo (4.469 m)
D+, one of the most famous ridges in the Mont Blanc area, combined climbing.
Time: 12-17 hours from Rifugio Monzino, 7-10 hours from Bivacco Eccles, 1.450 height meters from Rifugio Monzino
Peuterey ridge (with crossing Aiguille Blanche):
D+, rock difficulties up to IV-, mostly III and II, combined climbing, ice up to 55°.
Time: 10-20 hours from Rifugio Monzino, 2.500 height meters
hutsRifugio Monzino (2.590 m, 60 places)
open from middle of June to End of September
Time 2 1/2 hours from Cantine de la Visaille (1.653 m)
Cabane de l´Aiguille du Goûter (3.817 m, 100 places)
open from end of June to end of september, Winter room with 16 places
Time: from the tram 2-3 hours to Refuge Tête Rousse, from there to Cabane de l´Aiguille du Goûter 2-3 hours
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