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1-day Vallée Blanche Traverse on Mont Blanc from Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix to Punta Helbronner (Italy)

Join Pavel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this fun and scenic 1-day Vallée Blanche Traverse across the Mont Blanc massif. Starting from Aiguille du Midi, climb across snow and ice to reach Punta Hellbroner. Enjoy great scenery and learn necessary mountaineering skills along the way.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Mont Blanc massif.

  • Learn necessary mountaineering skills as you make the traverse.

  • Visit Courmayeur for a little while after the traverse.

Description

The Vallée Blanche Traverse is an incredibly scenic and classic 1-day trip that takes place at the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.

Starting at 8 am, we will ascend from Chamonix on the Aiguille du Midi cable car before embarking on our eight hour traverse across the massif, ending at the Punta Hellbroner cable car.

The adventure begins with a steep and exposed descent down a snowy ridge and onto the glacier below.  We will continue to descend down the open glacier before stopping for lunch on the ice.

After we’ve eaten, we will continue on to Punta Hellbroner, before taking the cable car down into Courmayeur and catching a bus back to Chamonix.

No previous mountaineering experience is necessary for this traverse as all the appropriate skills can be taught to you as we go. Over the course of the day, we will walk in a rope team, use ice axes and crampons.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this exciting and scenic 1-day traverse from Aiguille du Midi to Punta Hellbroner via the Vallée Blanche, all on the Mont Blanc massif!

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Meeting point

Chamonix, France

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Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Sunglasses

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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I am an IFMGA certified guide based in Chamonix. I travel worldwide in pursuit of mountain adventures with my clients. I began the year skiing the legendary "Japow" on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, from January through February. In March, I am backs to Chamonix and the European Alps to guide the classic hut to hut routes, a variety of ski mountaineering objectives as well as lift-accessed freeriding. From May until September the focus shifts towards rock and alpine climbing. I guide on the most popular mountains in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and Matterhorn. In September and October you will find me leading expeditions in India or Nepal. In between all of this, I find time to use his expertise in the mountains to work on movies, commercials and other commercial projects.

I am also an accomplished ultrarunner, having completed the 166km Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, 120km TDS from Courmayer to Chamonix, 100km Ultra Trail Sierra de Monsant and many other challenging runs. It's hard to choose favorites, but skiing from the top of Denali in Alaska, and the 7,546 meter summit of Mustagh Ata in China stand out as a couple of my most memorable ski experiences in the mountains. My favorite climbs are the ones I made in Peru, Yosemite and Chamonix.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 372 each

Group of 2

EUR 186 each

Group of 3

EUR 124 each

Group of 4

EUR 114 each

Group of 5

EUR 91 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

• The price does not include equipment hire (35 Euro per person), personal insurance, uplift costs, local transfers, lunches and beverages.


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