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Col du Geant Guided Glacier Hiking

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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

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.

More info

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

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About the guide

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IFMGA certified mountain guide based in the Aosta Valley. Summer and winter mountain activities in the Valley and nearby locations.


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Prices per person

Group of 5

EUR 88 each

Group of 6

EUR 88 each

Group of 7

EUR 88 each

Group of 8

EUR 88 each

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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.


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