Our second week of season has seen several more Icicle groups reach the summit of Mont Blanc 4810m. The best weather days this week were the Wednesday and Thursday, but the guides are still reporting perfect conditions. The snow is nice and compact, so you are not wasting energy by sinking in too deep, and there is a very good track up to the Vallot, and onto the Bosses Arete. Here the track is thin but good, as it leads up the narrow ridge to the summit. Training is very important for all those considering this challenge, as there is a 3000m ascent from Bellevue to the top. We recommend clients are at least 1/2 marathon fit, and ideally are of marathon fitness level.