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Col du Geant Guided Glacier Hiking

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The Col du Geant is a gorgeous glacier near Mont Blanc, and on this trek with one of our IFMGA certified guides, you will have the chance to traverse it.

Alps

1 Day

Jun - Aug

High

Beginner


Description

Hiking across a glacier is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You are literally walking on a frozen slab of history, ancient history. And on the Col du Geant (3,387m), that slab of history is absolutely stunning to behold.

Famous for its views of the Mont Blanc massif, traversing the Col du Geant is truly thrilling. There is so much to see that your head will be on a constant swivel. Surrounded by glorious peaks, I have no doubt you will be in a state of constant awe.

The trip will begin at the Skyway cable car, which we will take to the Punta Helbronner (3,452m). From there, we will follow an easy, wide open, looping route from the Punta Helbronner to the Col du Rochefort (3,520m). Thus giving you the perfect panoramic view that only the Col du Geant can offer.

Furthermore, throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to learn some basic mountaineering techniques. Some of those techniques include the following.

  • Snow travel with crampons

  • Rope team travel on snowfields and glaciers

  • Travel techniques using mountain poles

  • Walking rhythm

  • Proper preparation of equipment in accordance with the type of venture

There are several other helpful tips and experience you will pick up during this trip. Hence making this adventure not only an exciting journey, but an educational one as well!

If you have always wanted to explore a glacier, then why not try exploring one of the world’s most famous ones? And why not enjoy it knowing one of the most famous mountains in the world will be staring down at you, anxious to be admired?

If that sounds like an adventure you want to enjoy, please send me a request.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

All participants must also purchase mandatory search and rescue insurance for 5 euros per person.

The price includes technical equipment such as harness, boots and crampons, but it does not include the Skyway cable car 2-way ticket, which costs 48 euros per person.


Details

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All participants should bring sunglasses with high protective lenses, sunscreen and lip balm, beanie, mountain gloves, breathable t-shirt, warm fleece, waterproof jacket, Schoeller climbing pants, extra t-shirt, camera, 1 litre bottle of water or thermos, cap, energy bars.

Meeting point

Skyway Monte Bianco cable car terminal in Entreves

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides

4.80

(38)

Mountain Guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anna, Andrea, Elis, Enrico, Ivan, Julia, Lucia, Marika, and Oreste) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Italy.

Whether you wish to climb the Gran Paradiso or go on an exciting via ferrata in the Dolomites, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Italy and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides

Ciara

5.00

Paolo made the ski trip a total success in difficult conditions. His knowledge and enthusiasm are worth the investment to get the max from this ski area. Thanks again

Jeremy

5.00

Perfect experience with a wonderful guide

Stacia

5.00

We loved our guide and our adventure. She was very accommodating to our needs and nice to be around. I would totally book with explore share again.

Joseph

5.00

We did a 1 day Ferrata with Marica. We've both never climbed a Ferrata before but we are both good hikers. We enjoyed our trip very much and you don't need to be a climber. Marica took good care of us and she is very informative with the local geography and history. We felt very safe with her. If you are traveling near the Dolomite and want to try something a bit out of your comfort zone, I highly recommend doing a ferrata especially with Marica. We did both ferrata ra gusela nuvolau and ferrata-averau. It took us about 6 hours.

Benjamin

5.00

I had a truly fantastic experience with Gabriele from PeaksHunter. He was a very experienced, careful guide. He was very considerate and encouraging and I was very fortunate to have this climbing experience with PeaksHunter.


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