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Glacier hiking initiation course in Chamonix

Join the certified mountain guide Sébastien on this 1-day glacier hiking initiation course in the Chamonix - Mont Blanc Region.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


This course in Chamonix is intended for beginners who wish to take their first steps in a high mountain environment.

Discover glacier hiking in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc region. No prior experience is necessary and you can even come as a family! (12 years old and over)

During the course, you will learn the basics of glacier hiking, including walking while clasped on crampons and ice-axes and crevice rescue skills. You can also choose between two different routes: the Mer de Glace glacier (1800 meters) or the Vallée Blanche crossing (3200 meters).

A minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 6 is required for the program, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you are alone. We will find a group to join you and go on this adventure with you!

This 1-day course is a great first step for those interested in discovering glacier hiking. It will be your door to many other high mountain experiences!

I will meet you at our partner shop in Chamonix. There, you will be able to rent the necessary equipment for the day. If you choose the Mer de Glace route for our day together, we will take the train up to Montenvers. We will then hike down the Mer de Glace glacier using crampons and ice-axes. If, instead, you choose to do the Vallée Blanche crossing, we will take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi and then cross the glacier towards Hellbronner.

I can take you on this course on Saturdays and Sundays, from mid-June to mid-September. I could also accommodate 2-day trips if you were interested, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Dare join me on this glacier hiking adventure and I can guarantee a memorable experience for you and your family! I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and can conduct courses and outings in French, English and Spanish.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


More info

- Extra cost of 22 euros for rental equipment: crampons, shoes, and ice axes for the day.

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About the guide

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Mountain 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.


French | English



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What people are saying about Sébastien



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


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.



Thanks for all your help!



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.



Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

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