The Alpine Trek is a summer expedition tackling some of the most demanding peaks in the Alps walking the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute-Route with a course building up from two-day hut tours, to the summit of the highest mountain in the Alps.
July 2008 saw the ascent of Mont Blanc, the supreme undisputed monarch of the Alps dominating the highest massif in Europe. The mountain was conquered by 13 MGS boys ad two staff.
Over 23 days the group acclimatised over lesser peaks and high glaciers following the sporting three peaks route on the ascent. They climbed two other 4,000 metre peaks. Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit, and descended by the rarely used route of Grand Mulets, the original first ascent rout, which took seven hours with the six teams climbing on six different ropes
This was the result of more than six months preparation in the UK, France and Switzerland with the youngest member of the team aged just 14.
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