Glacier hiking gives you the opportunity to discover the high mountains and alpinism. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will see  the most beautiful glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif. Available to all levels.

GLACIER SCHOOL - MER DE GLACE

The "Mer de Glace" or "Sea of Ice" is one of the most well-known glaciers in the Alps. It's source begins at around 3700m, and it flows down, to around 1500m.

This hike is a dicovery of the glacier where the guide will explain how everything works up there. He will show you the magical summits of the Mont Blanc Massif and the imposing seracs of the Glacier du Géant.
You will be initiated to hiking with crampons, and you will be able to try glacier climbing with an ice axe. A beautiful discovery and approach of alpinism.

Level : For good hikers that can perform a 4-5h walk. No alpinism experience is necessary. For adults and children from 12 years old.
Session : Full 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 (30min).
- A walking path will take us to the equipped section (ladders, cables and chains) and descend onto the glacier (30min - 1h). Initially, the glacier is covered with 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 has been eroded by the torrent, which disappears into the heart of the glacier (40min).
- Will we do some ice climbing or continue in the direction of the junction with the Leschaux glacier. The glacier is quite chaotic here, and it's quite understandable why the glacier got its name. A bit of ice climbing for approximately 1h, before returning to Montenvers.

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

Prices :
- Groupe : 99 € / person (group from 4 - 6 persons)*
- Private : 360 € from 1-2 persons and 390 € for 3-4 persons*

Included in the price:
- Supervision by a mountain guide
- Security equipment : helmet, sling & rope
Not included in the price:
- Your personal materials ( see information at the end of this page)
- Return ticket for the Montenvers train: 34 € / person*

GLACIER HIKES - VALLEE BLANCHE BY THE AIGUILLE DU MIDI

This is 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 m 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 as your body will have less oxygen.

Level : For people with good physical conditions! Be careful, you will have to go down the Aiguille du Midi ridge, which is not suitable for those with vertigo. You will be roped:  2 people per guide. Ideally you will have experience on crampons and hiking at altitude.
Session : 1 day
Meeting point : In front of the Vertical café at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable car.


Program :
-Meeting at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, instructions with the mountain guide, and take the cable car to the top!
- 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 the italian side of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa, then take the cable car to return to Aiguille du Midi and then go down to Chamonix.

Prices :
- Groupe : 150 € / person (groupe of 4 persons)*
- Private : 360 € for 1-2 persons and 390 € for 3-4 persons*

Included in the price:
- Supervision by a mountain guide
- Security equipment : Helmet, sling & rope.
Not included in the price:
- Your personal materials ( see information at the end of this page)
- Return ticket for the cable car of the Aiguille du Midi : 65€/person and the return ticket for the "Panoramic Mont Blanc" cable car at 32€/person*

GLACIER HIKES - VALLEE BLANCHE TO THE HELBRONNER / ITALIE

We will take the"Skyway" Monte Bianco after the Mont Blanc Tunnel, to climb to the summit of Pointe Helbronner at 3500 m.
The Mont Blanc and other summits over 4000 m are visible  all around, and it 's in this world of high mountains, that we will hike with you from Italy  to France.  Slender summits and gigantic glaciers, it 's here that we will guide you to a breathtaking view of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc.

Level : 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 conditions. You will feel the altitude-related oxygen drop when you have a shortness of breath, heavy legs, and maybe a little headache, that's quite normal!
Session: Full day 
Meeting point :  Chamonix Sud to organize a transport to Italy.


Programme :
- Meeting at the Chamonix Sud Station, insctructions with the mountain guide.
- Bus trip to the start of the "Skyway" in Courmayeur, at the exit of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, you will take the lift to arrive to the top of the Helbronner Point.
- All roped up! You will walk towards the Aiguille du Midi in the heart of the high mountains. Many peaks over 4000 m  surround you.
- You will walk over an extremely cracked and crevassed area. You will then go back to Helbronner to go down with the "Skyway" and return through the Mont Blanc tunnel.

Groupe price: from 3-5 person : 220 € / person*

Included in the price:
- Supervision by a mountain guide
- Security equipment : helmet, sling & rope.
- Round trip transportation Chamonix - Courmayeur - Chamonix
- Skyway cable car
Not included in the price:
- Your personal materials ( see information at the end of this page)

Private session : 360 € for 1-2 persons and 390 € for 3-4 persons*


Included in the price:
- Supervision by a mountain guide
- Security equipment : helmet, sling & rope.

Not included in the price:
- Your personal belongings ( see information at the end of this page)
- Round trip transportation Chamonix - Courmayeur - Chamonix: 22 € / person*
- Skyway cable car: 52 € / person*

* Prices summer 2020


EQUIPMENT NEEDED/PERSONAL MATERIALS :
Technical equipment : 45 liter backpack, crampons, telescopic walking sticks, ice axe, 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 weather conditons doesn't allow you to do the glacier hike or the guide cancels for safety reasons or the lifts are closed, we will suggest you to change the hike, to another day, or we will refund you.