• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    7 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr

Description

ChamonixChamonix-Mont Blanc, is the dream for all freeriders! This trip is a freeride ski touring version with some beautiful ascents, longer than in other trips that I offer. Change your week in Costa Brava for this experience. You will also come home with a tan, but it will be much more fun!

In and around the Mont Blanc massif, going from hut to hut if possible. In fact, we may end up very far from where we started, and we’ll simply return by bus. We will go for example to Brévent, Flégère, Tour, Grands Montets, Aiguille du MidiVallée Blanche. We will sleep in comfortable refuges with great ambiance. Need I say more?

The next planned departure dates are:
– 03/09/2017 to 03/12/2017
– 03/23/2017 to 03/26/2017
– 03/30/2017 to 04/02/2017
– 04/14/2017 to 04/17/2017
– 04/28/2017 to 05/01/2017

But if you are a group of friends and a family and you want to leave on a different date or change the program, I can also arrange that!

Are you interested in this trip? Then contact me, I’ll be waiting for your message!

Itinerary

Day 1

Brévent, Flégère, Aiguille du Midi, Vallée Blanche

Meeting at the Chamonix train station. We start in front of the Mont Blanc, with amazing views. These are the areas of Brévent and Flégère: Combe Lachenal, Combe des Crochues, the area of Brévent pass. In mid afternoon, we reach the famous Aiguille du Midi cablecar. Descent of Vallée Blanche to the Requin refuge. Dinner and overnight in this fabulous high mountain scenery.

Day 2

Tacul, Argentiere

Breakfast. Descent on the Tacul glacier. From there we ascend the Périades glacier by ski touring until the foot of Aiguille de Tacul. Descent with incredible views of the Aiguilles de Chamonix until the base of Vallée Blanche.
Depending on the snow, we can reach Chamonix skiing or by the Montenvers train. Public transfer to Argentière (where we spend the night) or to the Grands Montets cablecar. Ski tour crossing to the Lognan refuge (2032 m). Dinner and overnight in this great environment, facing Aiguilles Rouges.
D +650/-2000m or -1400m.

Day 3

Grands Montets, Argentière

Breakfast and ski touring in the Grands Montets, one of the most famous areas. Itineraries on the glacier and sometimes on 2000 m of vertical drop! In the afternoon, descent to the Argentière glacier, where we put the skins on to reach the Argentière refuge (dinner and overnight).
D +250m

Day 4

Passon pass, Tour glacier

Breakfast and departure for the Passon pass (3028 m). We ski on the big Tour glacier in a magnificent scenery. Descent by the glacier or one of the many itineraries of the Peclerey mountain. The trip ends in the afternoon.
D +500/-1500m.

Price per person

Group of 2705.00EUR
Group of 3705.00EUR
Group of 5705.00EUR
Group of 6705.00EUR
Group of 7705.00EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

Train station in Chamonix.

Accommodation

Comfortable refuges, half board. Bring sheets for bag.
- Requin refuge
- Lognan refuge
- Argentière refuge

More info

Group size: 5 to 7 people.

Technical level: For good skiers in all snow. We have a good rhythm during the ski days. There may be some short steep passages. Ascents on skins up to 2:30-3 hs. You need ski touring experience.
To carry: ski backpack, around 35L. Depending on the program, we may leave for 4 days without returning to the valley. In that case, you need to carry clothes and basic toiletries.

Calculate around 130€ for the lifts, which are not included in the price.
I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.

Technical equipment: freeride skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, poles, ski boots, 30L backpack (airbag recommended), AVD, shovel, probe, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet.
I can loan safety equipment (AVD, shovel, probe).
If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Skis (with poles, skins and knifes) €110, boots €50, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €130, helmet €15, airbag 40€, harness 24€, crampons 24€, ice axe 24€, full pack (skis, boots, poles, skins, knives, ice axe, crampons, harness) 200€.

Disclaimer

If there are changes in the program because of snow or weather conditions, extra charges are responsibility of the clients.
This is an example of freeride and ski touring in Chamonix valley. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary.