trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


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 per person

Group of 4 130EUR
Group of 5 130EUR
Group of 6 130EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

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More info

- The course costs 130 euros per person for those wishing to hike the Mer de Glace glacier. For those choosing the Vallée Blanche crossing, price is 160 euros.

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