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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 5
    85 EUR

    Group of 6
    85 EUR

    Group of 7
    85 EUR

    Group of 8
    85 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     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.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Skyway Monte Bianco cable car terminal in Entreves

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

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

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Aosta Mountain Guide-

     

    Goulven a une lecture époustouflante de la montagne. Son histoire personnelle est passionnante et en dit long sur son expertise. Etant guide à travers le monde et co-pilote d’hélicoptère de secours dans les Alpes, on se sent rassuré de le suivre hors des sentiers battus. Je recommande vivement d’être guidé par Goulven, surtout pour des randonnées techniques.
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