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Getting the basics of ski touring in Chamonix

Getting the basics of ski touring in Chamonix. a 2-day trip with Sebastien, a IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide

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Alps

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec


Description

I invite you to come learn the basic ski touring techniques through this 2-day course that I organize in Chamonix, in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.

At the end of this training, you will be ready to do ski touring expeditions over several days, like the Haute Route from Chamonix to to Zermatt, for example. This course also aims to help you understand the risks of ski touring and explain the use of avalanche equipment (detector, shovel and probe).

I advise participants to have some experience in off-piste skiing to be comfortable in the descents and for a best approach to glacier grounds.

The best time for ski touring in the Chamonix area runs from December to April. Several dates are open for those who wish to join a group. We will be a maximum of 8 people to promote optimal learning for everyone.

You will find the program I propose for this ski touring introductory course. This could be changed at the last minute depending on weather and snow conditions.

Saturday – Learning the basic techniques of ski touring and safety

Meeting at my partner’s store in Chamonix so you can rent the equipment you need. I will check that you have the required equipment. Then we will go to the Grands Montets to review  skiing techniques and learn those of ski touring, all in a glacier field (Glacier d’Argentière). By late afternoon, we will do some exercises with the avalanche sensor, shovel and probe.

Sunday – Ski touring at Crochue Bérarde.

For our second day, we will put into practice the techniques learned during the previous day. We will take La Flégère lifts at 9am and at the top of the Index chairlift, we will go together for a beautiful hike to the Crochue Bérarde. The positive vertical drop will be of 735 meters and the negative vertical drop of 1795 meters. We’ll be back in the valley in Chamonix, at 5PM.

My daily guiding fee is 335€ so that would make 670€ for the 2 days. 

I invite you to contact me if you are interested in this program. Of course, I also customize it for you.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

La Clusaz


What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

David Pyle

5.00

October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao

5.00

September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White

5.00

June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler

3.00

February, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Robert Davis

5.00

July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.

Lauren

5.00

January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga

5.00

October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo

4.00

September, 2018

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Alexandra Robert-rodiere

5.00

January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian

5.00

December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!

Jorge

5.00

July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.

Dimitri

5.00

April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.

Gilles

5.00

February, 2015

Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.

Gauthier

5.00

May, 2014

Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier

Ghislain

5.00

May, 2014

Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!

Nicolas

5.00

May, 2014

Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!


 

 

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