Glacier hiking gives you the opportunity to discover glacier universe and this is a great way to have experience in high mountain and alpinism. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will wear crampons and you will be equippedwith an ice ax, to evolve on the most beautiful glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif.

GLACIER HIKES - MER DE GLACE

The Mer de Glace or "Sea of Ice" is one of the most well-known glaciers in the Alps. Its source begins at around 3700m of altitude in the Midi basin and flows down in the direction of Chamonix to around 1500m.

Level requested : for good hikers that can perform a 4h-5h walk. No alpinism experience is necessary. For adults and children from 12 years old.
Timing : a day
Meeting point : Montenvers train station in Chamonix.

Program :
- Meeting in front of the Montenvers train station in Chamonix. Train rides to Montenvers at 1930m of altitude (30mins).
- A walking path will take us to the equipped section (ladders, cables and chains) and descend onton the glacier (30mins to 1hrs). Initially, the glacier is covered with a scree and stones and a short walk will take us onto the ice. We will crampon up and take the direction of the Moulins where a canyon like formation has been eroded by the torrent which disappears into the heart of the glacier (40mins).
- Here we can do some ice climbing or continue in the direction of the junction with the Leschaux glacier. Here the glacier is quite chaotic and is understandable why the glacier gets its name. A bit of ice climbing here for approximately 1 hour before returning to Montenvers.

It takes about 5/6hours of walking for the longer trek, or about 4 hours when stopping off at Les Moulins. This program is given as an indication. It can be modified to adapt to the conditions of the glacier.

Prices :
- In group : 99 € / person (group from 4 to 6 person)
- In private : 360 € from 1 to 2 person and 390 € for 3 to 4 peron.

these prices include :
- supervision by a mountain guide
- the security equipment : helmet, sling, rope...
These prices do not include :
- your personal belongings ( see information at the end of this page)
- the return ticket for the Montenvers train at 33.50 € / person
 

GLACIER HIKES - VALLEE BLANCHE TRAVERSE VIA AIGUILLE DU MIDI

The most mythical and majestic glacier hike of Chamonix, allowing you to cross the glacier of the Vallée Blanche and the Giant between the Aiguille du Midi and Helbronner to reach Italy.
A hike at 3400 meters altitude with an exceptional panorama of the most beautiful Italian and French peaks.
With the altitude, you can feel a shortness of breath, heavy legs, it's quite normal, your body will have less oxygen.

Level required: For people with good physical condition. Be careful, you will have to go down the Aiguille du Midi ridge, which can be impressive if you are dizzy. You will be roped to 2 people per guide at this location.
Duration: 1 day
Meeting point: in front of the Vertical café at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable car.
A hike at 3400 meters altitude with an exceptional panorama of the most beautiful Italian and French peaks.
With the altitude, you can feel a shortness of breath, heavy legs, it's quite normal, your body will have less oxygen.


Program:
- Rendez-vous at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, presentation with the mountain guide and climb by cable car to reach 3842 meters of altitude.
- Descent of the snowy ridge with crampons to join the glacier.
- Crossing the glacier of the Vallee BLanche and Giant, the first part is downhill.
- Passages among the seracs, and then up on the italian slope until the Helbronner Point.
- Enjoy the view on th italian side of the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa, then take the cable car of the Panoramic Mont Blanc to return to Aiguille du Midi and then the cable car to go down to Chamonix.

Prices :
- In group : 150 € / person (group of 4 person)
- In private : 360 € for 1 or 2 person and 390 € for 3 or 4 person.

These prices include :
- supervision by a mountain guide
- the security equipment : helmet, sling, rope...
Ces tarifs ne comprennent pas :
- your personal belongings ( see information at the end of this page)
- the return ticket for the cable car Of Aiguille du Midi at 63€/person and the return ticket for the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car at 29€/person.

GLACIER HIKES - VALLEE BLANCHE TRAVERSE VIA HELBRONNER / ITALIE

We take the Skyway Monte Bianco after the Mont Blanc Tunnel, to climb to the summit of Pointe Helbronner at 3500 meters altitude.
The Mont Blanc seems at hand, other summits over 4000 meters spring up all around, and it is in this world of high mountains that we propose you to perform a march joining Italy to France. Gaping cracks, slender summits, gigantic glaciers, it is here that we propose to guide you with a breathtaking view of the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

Level required: this is a glacier hike without great technical difficulty, beginners are accepted, however the altitude and distance to travel requires to be in good physical condition. You will feel the altitude-related oxygen drop when you have a shortness of breath, heavy legs, maybe a little headache, that's quite normal.
Duration: 1 day
Meeting point : usually Chamonix Sud to then organize a transport to Italy.


Program :
- Meeting in Chamonix Sud at the station, presentation with the mountain guide.
- Bus trip to the start of the Skyway at Courmayeur, at the exit of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, where you will show to arrive at the top of Helbronner Point.
- All roped, you will walk towards the Aiguille du Midi in the heart of the high mountain. Many peaks over 4000 meter above sea level dominate you.
- You will cross an extremely cracked area. You will then go back to Helbronner to go down with the Skyway and return through the Mont Blanc tunnel.

Price on group from 3 to 5 person : 220 € / person

This price include :
- supervision by a mountain guide
- the security equipment : helmet, sling, rope...
- Round trip transportation Chamonix - Courmayeur - Chamonix
- the skyway cable car
This price do not include :
- your personal belongings ( see information at the end of this page)

Price in private : 360 € for 1 or 2 person and 390 € for 3 to 4 person.


These prices include :
- supervision by a mountain guide
- the security equipment : helmet, sling, rope...

Ce tarif ne comprend pas :
- vos affaires personnelles ( voir les informations en bas de page)
- Round trip transportation Chamonix - Courmayeur - Chamonix at 22 € / person
- The skyway cable car at 52 € / person.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED  :
Technical equipment: 45 liter backpack, crampons, telescopic walking sticks, ice ax, mountaineering boots, harness and helmet (you can rent this equipment with our partners: SANGLARD and NOMAD LOC (for the backpack)
Clothing : hiking pants, fleece jacket, windproof jacket, gloves ...
Additional material : sunglasses, sunscreen, drink and food.


EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE :
Security equipment : rope, security equipment.
If you have your equipment, you can bring it.


FURTHER INFORMATION :
If the conditons do not allow for the glacier hike and the guide cancels for safety reasons or the lifts are closes, we will suggest you to prostpone to another day, or we will refund you.