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

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    720 EUR

    Group of 2
    360 EUR

    Group of 3
    240 EUR

    Group of 4
    180 EUR

    Group of 5
    145 EUR

    Group of 6
    120 EUR

    Group of 7
    100 EUR

    Group of 8
    90 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Sébastien Laurent

     

    Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren
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    Slawek Noga
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    david guo
    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!
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    Alexandra Robert-rodiere
    Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!
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    Pascal Le Flao
     

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