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Chamonix, Alps, Guided Glacier Training Course

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Join one of our GuideSource IFMGA certified guides on a full day glacier training course in the French Alps near Chamonix.

Group

Alps

1 Day

Jul - Nov

High

Beginner


Highlights

* Learn how to properly trek on glaciers in the Alps of France.

* Visit the beautiful resort town of Chamonix.

* Practice the skills you've learned on the mountains themselves.

Description

The French Alps around Chamonix are absolutely spellbinding. Full of beautiful slopes, glaciers, peaks and valleys, it is a glorious region. And on this full day trip, we would like to take you on a trek that focuses on glacier training.

Trekking on glaciers is a fun and thrilling activity. However, because the nature of glaciers are very unpredictable, it is important to know how to properly maneuver on them. And while one day is not enough to make you an expert on how to trek on glaciers, we are confident that at the end of this full day course you will be well versed in the crucial fundamentals.

Much will be covered during this glacier trekking course. Some examples include the following.

  • Safe glacier travel practices

  • How to properly use equipment

  • Proper rope techniques

  • Hauling systems for partner extraction

  • Glacier reading and hidden crevasse avoidance

  • Anchor choices and placement

  • Ice axe techniques

  • And much more

While that is a lot to absorb in a single day, you can be sure that we will do our best to make the instructions clear and easy to understand. Furthermore, you will get to immediately put what you learn into practice, as we will be taking the course in the beautiful mountains of the Alps, near the famous resort town of Chamonix.

This trip is quite easy, so there is no need to worry about being an expert mountaineer. However, you should be in good physical condition.

Do you have an interest in trekking on enormous glaciers? Then it is imperative you learn how to do it properly, which we can teach you on this course. To be a part of it, just send us a request.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


Details

More info

There are private options for this course as well. Please contact GuideSource for details.

Meeting point

Chamonix

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hôtel Mont Blanc Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Le Jeu de Paume Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hotel Alpina Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide

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-GuideSource

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Languages

Nepali | German | French | English

Certificates

AMGA | NNMGA

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What people are saying about -GuideSource

Tabitha

5.00

Our guide Dr Flemming was excellent. He went above and beyond what we expected. We felt very safe and well trained to practice our climbing. Location was perfect and even though rain had been forecasted, they worked with us to make sure we could climb safely.

Damilola

5.00

I had an enlightening day with Roger, the experience has increased my desire to learn more about rock climbing and commit time to mountaineering and absolute pleasure worth every minute of my time and money.


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