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Climb the Triple Crown

Climb the famous Triple Crown of the Alps: Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Eiger. A lifetime mountaineering achievement, all possible within 10 days with the right fitness and preparation.

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    Duration

    10 Days

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    Start Location

    Chamonix, France

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    Date(s)

    July - August

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    Price

    From €12500.00

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CHAMONIX, ZERMATT AND GRINDELWALD

On this trip you will visit three of the most famous Alpine towns: Chamonix, Zermatt and Grindelwald. Home to the three most iconic peaks in the Alps: Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Eiger. This trip enables you to attempt all 3 peaks one after another with your very own guide on a 1:1 basis. Only for experienced climbers with a high level of fitness.

Not sure whether you're ready to climb Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn or the Eiger? No problem, take our Triple Crown 'Readiness' test.

Triple Crown 'Readiness' test.
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Chamonix Winter Skills
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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This is the ultimate Alpine mountaineering challenge. You will need a high level of fitness to accomplish these 3 climbs. Alongside a high level of fitness, you will need to have sufficient mountaineering experience covering crampon work, scrambling to AD grade, with a good head for heights.

We highly recommend our Chamonix Winter Skills, North Wales Intro and North Wales Alpine Prep courses as a minimum entry to take on this trip and give you the correct level of technical preparation. Not sure whether you're ready to climb Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn or the Eiger? No problem, take our Triple Crown 'Readiness' test. Triple Crown 'Readiness' test.

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    10 Days

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    Start Location

    Chamonix, France

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    Date(s)

    July - August

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    Guide Ratio

    1:1

  • Ability

    Level D

    Level D

    You’ve been on more adventures than you've had hot dinners and you've built up a crafty skill set to tackle most challenges out there. It's go time Captain Scott!

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    Price

    From €12500.00

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'Better Business' page.

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Introducing our crack squad of mountain lovers and adventure junkies. We spend most of our days plotting, planning and building some of the very best trips out there for you all to enjoy.

Kit & equipment required for this adventure

Certain items can be rented from Adventure Base such as crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, and trekking poles with snow baskets (you are able to add these to your cart at checkout). We use the latest kit from Black Diamond and Petzl, meaning you'll be using quality equipment at cheaper prices than if you were to rent from a local shop when you get here. Win! (Note: Your kit might vary sightly from the images below)

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary. For the full downloadable Mont Blanc kit list please click here.

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Come prepared for adventure

What's Included?

  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 9 Days with an IFMGA Mountain guide 1:1
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 5 Nights in hut accommodation with half board
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 4 Nights in hotel accommodation with half board
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. All road transport between climbs

What's not Included?

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  • Group 20 Created with Sketch. Equipment rental (boots, ice axe, harness, helmet, crampons)

This Trip is running on the following dates

july 2025
1 Date
Depart

Thu 10 Jul, 2025

Return

Sat 19 Jul, 2025

Availability

1 spot available

What to expect from your accommodation

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Refuge Tete Rousse & Refuge Gouter

When heading up Mont Blanc you will be staying in accommodation which boasts views that can't be beaten. The mountain huts of Refuge Tete Rousse and the Refuge du Gouter aren't going to win any five star awards for service but will keep you warm, dry and fed. Just don't forget to pack your ear plugs... trust us!

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    Duration

    2 Nights

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Dormitory

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    Food

    Half Board

Hornli-Hut

Hörnlihütte

For more than 130 years, the Hörnlihütte has been the destination and starting point for Matterhorn hikers and climbers. At an altitude of 3,260 metres, it offers accommodation for 150 guests and a restaurant for 130. Since its renovation in 2015, It sets the standard for high altitude hospitality and continues to welcome hikers, climbers and trekkers from around the world.

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    Duration

    1 Night

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Dormitory

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    Food

    Half Board

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Mittellegihütte and Mönchsjochhütte

When up the mountain for the Eiger you will stay in the Mittellegi hut pre-climb and the Monchsjoch hut post-climb where you will enjoy some of the best views the mountain has to offer.

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    Duration

    2 Nights

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Dormitory

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    Food

    Half Board

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Adventure Itinerary

While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgeable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required. You can check out the full itinerary here.

  • Day 1
    Arrival Day in Chamonix

    You will meet with your guide for a briefing in the evening to go through the plan for the trip as well as the current weather and mountain conditions. Here you will have a chance to go through your kit under the experienced eye of your guide and can ask any questions that you may have. Overnight in Chamonix with half board included.

  • Day 2
    Train and Acclimatise in the Mont Blanc Range

    We will head up the Aiguille du Midi at 3,842m to train and acclimatise in the Mont Blanc range. There is an endless supply of fantastic glaciers to walk and mountains to traverse to help prepare you for what's to come later in the trip. Overnight in Chamonix with half board included.

  • Day 3
    Begin the Mont Blanc Climb

    Climbing Mont Blanc takes two days, but we add in a spare day in case of bad weather to maximise your chance of success. We start by driving to Les Houches (10 min) and then taking uplifts on the Bellevue cable car followed by the Tramway du Mont Blanc train to the Refuge du Nid d’Aigle which sits at 2372m. From here we hike to the Tête Rousse hut (3167m) for an overnight stay in preparation for our summit attempt the following morning. Overnight in the Tete Rousse hut with half board included.

    4km / 700m up / 0m down / 2 hours

  • Day 4
    Summit Day Mont Blanc

    On summit day we wake up early and ascend to the summit of Mont Blanc. This will take between 8-10 hours depending on conditions and your physical ability. On the descent from the summit, we spend the night in the Goûter hut (3813m). By having this second night in the Goûter hut we are less in a rush to make it down to the valley or the Tête Rousse hut, and it also means we cross the Grand Couloir early the following day. These are all carefully considered factors that we’ve analysed over many years guiding this route to maximise your chance of a successful summit. Overnight in the Gouter hut with half board included.

    10km / 1700m up / 1000m down / 8-10 hours

  • Day 5
    Return to Chamonix

    In the morning we descend from the Goûter hut (3813m) to the Refuge du Nid d’Aigle (2372m) and take the Tramway du Mont Blanc followed by the Bellevue cable car down to Les Houches. The descent normally takes around 4-5 hours. Overnight in Chamonix with half board included.

    7km / 0m up / 1500m down / 4 hours

  • Day 6
    Travel to Zermatt

    Drive to Zermatt after breakfast (3 hrs). You will take the uplifts from the town and approach the Hörnli hut where you will spend the night, ready for your summit attempt tomorrow. Overnight in the Hörnli hut with half board included.

    4.2kms / 712m up / 43m down

  • Day 7
    Summit Day Matterhorn

    Leave the Hörnli hut at 4am and climb the Matterhorn. This is an incredible day and one where you will need to push hard to reach the summit. Once the climb has been completed, you will descend down to Zermatt and overnight in town accommodation with half board included.

    7.8kms / 1234m up / 1949m down

  • Day 8
    Travel to Grindelwald

    Today you'll head to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland via transfer and take the famous mountain train before continuing on foot to the Mittellegi hut, ready for your summit push the following day. Overnight in the Mittellegi Hut with half board included.

  • Day 9
    Summit Day Eiger

    Summit day has arrived and with all the preparation and acclimatisation you have done, you set off to climb the Eiger and then descend to the Mönchsjoch Hut via the south ridge. Overnight in the Mönchsjoch Hut with half board included.

  • Day 10
    Descend to Grindelwald

    Today you'll descend down to Grindelwald. There is the option to summit the Mönch (4110m) before descending, if you still have some juice left in your legs. Once down in Grindelwald you'll bid farewell to your guide and make your onward journey plans.

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Meet your guides for this adventure

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Fabio

IFMGA Guide

Fabio has guided with us for close to ten years now and has summited Mont Blanc more times than we can remember. He's even helped Sir Richard Branson get to the top of Western Europe. When asked what his favourite mountain was his response was 'It's the mountain not known to many, in a remote country that provides opportunity for adventure. That said, I do love Cordillera Blanca (Peru) to guide in, Montserrat (Barcelona) because it's where it all started for me and Main De Fatima (Mali) because it's special to me!"

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Miha

IFMGA Guide

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Pablo

IFMGA Guide

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Lars

IFMGA Guide

Lars is a IFMGA Guide originally from Belgium, with over 20 years of experience climbing and splitboarding in the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps and the greater ranges of the world. Having lived in Chamonix for over a decade he has enjoyed the unique and unlimited climbing possibilities in and around the valley. Lars is also one of the most recognised and experienced splitboard guides leading expeditions to Kamchatka, Greenland, Iceland and more.

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Jon

IFMGA Guide

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

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Roger

IFMGA Guide

Roger has spent over 15 years guiding around the world. He is a Guide instructor at the Spanish School of Guides and is fascinated by discovering mountains with clients. Roger has a big passion about showing people his beloved mountains and sharing climbs and descents with skis.

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Fede

IFMGA Guide

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

Are you ready?

Our adventures are attributed a difficulty level from A to E. This Climb the Triple Crown trip is rated Level D, for the pros We recommend you only book a trip that reflects your ability.

Level A

For beginners and newcomers

  • You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure
  • Little / no prior experience
  • Shorter time duration
  • No technical skills required but keen to learn
  • Basic level of fitness

Level B

For those with some prior experience

  • You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing, and are keen to build on that
  • You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more challenging environments
  • Some basic skills
  • Moderate fitness

Level C

For accomplished adventurers

  • You enjoy challenging yourself physically and mentally
  • You’re comfortable on multi-day adventures and you call yourself an avid adventurer
  • You're not quite George Mallory but you subscribe to his 'because it is there' attitude
  • Strong level of fitness

Level D

For the pros

  • You're ready to test your skills on the next challenge
  • You're comfortable in most types of alpine environments
  • Some level of technical skills
  • Strong level of fitness
Think you've got this?

This trip is at this level

Level E

For the experts

  • You’ve been on multiple adventures and have built up a solid skillset to tackle most challenges out there
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Experienced in alpine/mountains environments
  • Very high level of fitness

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