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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.



1 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




  • 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.


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).



There are a number of comfortable accommodation options in Chamonix that we would be happy to recommend to you.

More info

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

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About the guide


Nepali | German | French | English



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