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There is a regular airport transfer service from Geneva Airport to your accommodation in Les Houches, Chamonix & Argentiere operated by *'''[http://www.chamexpress.com Chamexpress.com]''' The price is 25€ per person, each way.
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There is a regular airport transfer service from Geneva Airport to your accommodation in Les Houches, Chamonix & Argentiere operated by *'''Chamexpress''' [http://www.chamexpress.com] The price is 25€ per person, each way.
  
 
== Get around ==
 
== Get around ==

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Mont Blanc

At 4810 m (15,774 ft), Mont Blanc is the highest summit of Western Europe in the French Alps, near the town of Chamonix.

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Understand

Mont Blanc literally means White Mountain.

History

Mont Blanc was first climbed by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel Paccard in 1786, and the next year by H.-B. de Saussure.

Get in

There is a regular airport transfer service from Geneva Airport to your accommodation in Les Houches, Chamonix & Argentiere operated by *Chamexpress [1] The price is 25€ per person, each way.

Get around

Ascension on foot

Although climbing Mont Blanc is not technically very difficult, the altitude requires proper training and equipment. Every year, several thousand people do it and several accidents are caused by improper preparation. A mountain guide is necessary unless you already know the place (660 € for one or two persons).

It can be done in July and August.

Usually done from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains with a night in the Goûter refuge.

Ascent by ski

Climbing Mont Blanc by ski is reserved for highly trained skiers. It's mostly glacier skiing. It can be done from March to June, depending on the snow coverage. A mountain guide is necessary unless you already know the place.

Usually done from Chamonix with a night in the Grands Mulets refuge.

See

Do

Ascent by cable car

Cable car on Mont Blanc
View of Chamonix from Aiguille de Midi

Climbing Mont Blanc can be traversed by a series of trams from the Italian side to the French side. It is a beautiful experience offering the comfort of heated stops with restaurants and the option of getting out to hike over the glaciers. Bring warm clothes. The return trip can be made by a bus which travels through a tunnel under the mountain.

Eat

Sleep

  • The Skier's Lodge, [2]. B&B in Les Houches, 150m from the Bellevue Cable Car. En-suite rooms, hot-tub, sauna, swimming pool. Sleeps up to 20. €30/person.

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