Mont Blanc with its 4810 meter elevation is the highest and most prestigious peak in the Alps. Since when, on August 8th 1786, Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard conquered its summit, every mountain lover wants to reach it at least once in a lifetime. 

The climb to the summit of Mont Blanc from Refuge des Cosmiques is the French Normal Route. It is an extremely evocative yet demanding path. The view that this peak offers is spectacular and endless.

  • Mont Blanc
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the Mont Blanc Cosmiques Route experience

The ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco, 4810) through the Cosmiques route (Mont Blanc French Route - Trois Mont Blanc Route) features an exciting, scenic and extremely rewarding climb among snow, ice, crevasses, seracs and ridges. This French Normal Route from Refuge des Cosmiques does not feature extreme technical issues but it entails a good physical effort and a certain confidence with elevation and high mountain environments.

Mont Blanc Cosmiques Route schedule

Day 1
The ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc starts from Chamonix, by the Aiguille de Midi cable car station where the alpine guide will supervise the check of all the equipment. Taking the cable car the mountaineers will reach Mount Aiguille de Midi from where they will go down through a thin and exposed ridge and through a beautiful glacier until they will reach Refuge des Cosmiques, marvelously fitted on a scenic rocky wall. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
The climbers will resume their ascent, still in deep night, with a comfortable stretch on Mount Col de Midi that will allow the bodies to warm up. The progression, then, gets steeper through the slopes of Mount Mont Blanc de Tacul and it goes all the way to the shoulder. Climbing up, then, on an evocative traverse the mountaineers will keep going under Mount Mont Maudit. Next comes a very steep stretch that leads to Mount Colle della Brenva from where the last climb starts. After climbing up the steep slope of Mount Mur de la Cote the climbers will overcome the large final hump. Often meeting mountaineers coming from the opposite side, they will climb the last stretch that leads to the summit. The view that Mont Monte Bianco offers is absolutely spectacular. The descent takes place through the Normal Route from Rifugio Gouter.

Mountain guide price for the Mont Blanc Cosmiques Route excursion

€ 1410 - Price for 1 person

Where to meet your mountain guide (to be confirmed)

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    Aiguille du Midi cable car
    100 Place de l'Aiguille du Midi
    74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - France
  • Meeting time 7.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°55'05.9"N 6°52'12.5"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Price includes The price shown includes the mountain guide for the days indicated in the program.
  • Price not includes The price does not include: overnight in a refuge, lunches and dinners, drinks, travel and accommodation expenses, taxi, rental of equipment.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for climbing the Mont Blanc along the Cosmiques Normal Route, "Trois Mont Blanc Route", you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.