At Maximum Adventure we are aware you have a range of options and companies to choose from in terms of organising your adventure. That is why we continually strive to give you the best service possible. Not only in terms of being friendly and informative on the phone when you call us, but also in the content of the actual event itself. Our course contains 6 guided days, with a travel day out and a travel day back it means you are away for 8 days. We do not think it is a good idea to offer a shorter one, even though that will save you and us some money. We feel you need 6 days to practice your skills and most importantly acclimatise in order to maximise your summit chances. It also means you may have more summit chances in the case of bad weather. Furthermore we will pick you up and drop you off at Geneva airport. This takes the hassle out of you getting to the course start.
We can offer hire of your technical equipment for an additional supplement. Of course, the group kit (ropes etc) is included. For full details of what’s in and what’s out have a look at the course inclusions.
I have never climbed before but I would like to climb Mont Blanc
You’re not the only one! And why not? Why set yourself limits? Every year, people ask us this question. ‘Back in the day’ people would complete an ‘alpine apprenticeship’ which would consist of many alpine summers spent practising their skills and climber lower, but not lesser, peaks before tackling the big one. People have less time (seemingly, although there are still 24hrs in a day), the boundaries of adventure travel have moved on and with the ready availability of the internet for you to research this information, you can, very quickly, decide to take part in an adventure. Whilst some may think this is a bad thing – we don’t. We are, after all, in the business of helping you achieve your goals. So if you decide to have a crack at this you need to know what you are letting yourself in for.
Mont Blanc will maybe be the hardest week you experience in your life. It is high, it is cold and it is exposed. It is also dangerous. Some people say risk is part of the adventure. We don’t think so. Risk is something you accept to enable you to achieve what you want to do. We, or anyone, can’t eliminate that risk. But we can do our best to reduce it. So, assuming you decide it is for you, you need to get in shape. Get down the gym. Go running. Go cyling or take part in some of our preparation courses. It is physically tiring and you need to be as best prepared as possible. Do plenty of cardio so you have good stamina and strengthen your legs through cycling and hill days. We will send you a fitness training plan, but also have a look at our preparation courses. They are invaluable in giving you the best chance. Once you have done all this, we will do our best to get you to the top. But it won’t be easy!