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Number of Reviews: 20 Overall score: *****
Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

Mont Blanc Ascent

4
Great trip with a great team. Tough but we all made it. I would definitely recommend it but don't underestimate the challenge and the altitude .
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

4
For a 65 year old like myself it was tough and fully desrving of its E category. It made trekking to Everest Base camp feel like a walk in the park.
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

Disappointed

1
The group that I was in arrived in Chamonix on 23 July 2015. We were told that as of 17 July 2015 the Company of Guides - Saint Gervais (basically the people who manage and look after the Mountain) had suspended any walking / climbing on Mont Blanc for an indefinite period. This was due to several weeks of unseasonably high temperatures melting the ice further up the mountain, so releasing rocks and causing rock fall. On the first night we were told that there was '99%' likelihood that the Gouter Route would remain closed for the duration of the trip. I am disappointed that I was not told in advance of the booking as I have a flexible work environment allowing me to move holidays. Exodus should have informed me and the rest of the group in advance providing us with the option or re-booking which in the very least would have saved approx £500 of the add on costs (UK airport parking, equipment hire, lift passes, etc.) I have done a number of trips with Exodus and never had a problem in the past, but to allow the group to fly out on a 'Mont Blanc Ascent' after months of preparation and training, when they knew the mountain was closed is very disappointing.
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Exodus Response

We realise that it must have been extremely disappointing for Tim and the rest of the group to find out that on the local authorities had closed the Gouter Route for safety reasons due to concerns about melting snow dislodging rocks. It is extremely rare for the mountain to be closed for a prolonged period of time and given the information at our disposal before this group left the UK and that we could not have reasonably known for how long the mountain would remain closed, we did not contact people travelling to Chamonix as we felt it was reasonable to assume that the weather could change at any point. We do appreciate that this must have been hugely disappointing, but the group instead climbed Gran Paradiso which we hope they enjoyed.

Olly Pemberton - Trip Manager for the Mont Blanc region
Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

5
A fabulous holiday. Excellent guides and superb weather. The guides were professional, supportive and extremely helpful. I owe my reaching the summit to Bernard. He was so patient with me when I couldn't find the energy to carry on. The holiday exceeded expectations indeed. A fantastic holiday highly recommended.
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

1
Massive disappoint is the best way to sum up this trip. In selecting Exodus ahead of other companies I thought I’d made a wise choice, little did I realise what awaited me in Chamonix! Put simply there was a woeful lack of organisation. The worst example of this was the failure to secure places in the Gouter refuge ahead of the group’s summit attempt. I consider myself to be pretty fit but to do Gouter route without being able to stop at the Gouter refuge was beyond me. What made me very annoyed is that like everyone else in the group I’d booked the trip months in advance thereby granting ample time to secure the necessary accommodation.
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

4
My Mont Blanc Trip was an excellent mountaineering experience. The skills that we learned on the training climb, through to the experience of climbing Mont Blanc du Tacul (Mont Blanc was outwith our reach owing to rockfall) were simply amazing.
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

5
An amazing if challenging experience. A fun group, a brilliant guide and fantastic weather all week meant, luckily for us, the summit was on offer and we took it. Standing on the roof of Western Europe looking down on three countries made all the effort worthwile. The three day aclimatization at the start of the trip was perfect to learn the skills needed for Mt Blanc and to cope well with the altitude.
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

5
This was an amazing trip. The friendships, the teamwork, the mountain scenery, the sense of achievement on reaching the summit. Absolutely amazing.
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Climbers on Mont Blanc, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Ascent

MONT BLANC ASCENT

5
A truely amazing adventure. The training and preparation was great in itself and had I not summited Mont Blanc I would still have had a fantastic time.
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