Alpine ice climbing in Chamonix, 6 days

Follow Tal, IFMGA-certified guide, and discover the vast ice fields of Chamonix. Join him for an awesome 6-day alpine climbing trip!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Group


Highlights

 
  • Discover endless ice climbing and mixed climbing opportunities in Chamonix

  • Enjoy climbing on ice and rocks with an expert guide

  • Enjoy an exclusive guiding experience with only 2 participants per guide


 

Do you love alpine adventures as much as I do? Then join me for this awesome 6-day alpine ice climbing adventure in Chamonix!

Chamonix is a French commune at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. One of the oldest mountaineering destinations in the Alps, it is nowadays one of the most popular as well.

On this 6-day tour (5 days of climbing) we will climb challenging and rewarding routes such as Triangle du Tacul, Aiguille de Toule and Cosmiques Arete. Furthermore, we will spend the nights in charming mountain huts surrounded by unique landscapes!

Please note that you need rock and ice climbing experience (basic experience on snow and ice). It is also necessary to have a good fitness level.

So, if you want to come to Chamonix for an unforgettable 6-day alpine ice climbing tour, just contact me. Get ready for some steep couloirs, majestic routes and breathtaking views!

And if you are looking for a slightly different adventure, like waterfall ice climbing program, check out my 6-day tour in Cogne, Italy.


Price per person

 
Group of 2
1421 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Safety equipment is included in the price. Excluded: Clothing and shoes Additional costs: flights, transfer to Chamonix, personal insurances, overnights in a mountain hut and the hotel (1/2 pension / 55-65€ per night and person, for a double bedroom), lifts. (Estimated: 1900€ )
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Meeting and briefing

    Meeting point at 5 pm in the hotel in Chamonix, short briefing & equipment check.

     

     

  • Day 2: Grands Montets (Acclimatization day)

    We will take the cable car up to Grands Montets for some short ice routes. After the climb, we will return to the valley. This day is essential for our acclimatization.

     

     

     

  • Day 3: Triangle du Tacul

    After taking the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car we will start our walk downhill towards the Triangle du Tacul. Then we will climb the steep Chere Gully ice route. Overnight in Refuge des Cosmiques hut.

     

  • Day 4: Aiguille de Toule or Cosmique Gully

    Another ice climbing day in the area. Our options are Aiguille de toule (on the Italian side) or the challenging Cosmique Gully.

     

     

  • Day 5: Tour Ronde North Face

    Time for a long ice and mixed route: the Tour Ronde North Face. Overnight in Refuge des Cosmiques/ Rifugio Torino.

     

     

  • Day 6: Cosmique Ridge or Entreves/Gervasutti Couloir

    Short climbing at Cosmique Ridge or Entreves/Gervasutti Couloir. With the cable car we get back to the valley in the afternoon. The tour ends in the evening.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Chamonix, France.
Accommodation

First night in a hotel in Chamonix. Four nights in mountain huts.

More info

Please note that the program may not take place if the minimum number of participants is not reached. In some cases, the guide might be able to offer a shorter or different alternative.

The itinerary may change due to weather conditions and ability of participants.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!

 
 
FROM 1421 USD per person

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