This 5-day course in Mont Blanc is targeted to beginners.
It will allow you to learn the basics of climbing and glacier hiking while enjoying the area’s strikingly beautiful landscapes.
The program is technically easy and will take you through the mountains of three different countries: France, Switzerland and Italy. It will also give you the opportunity to discover a high mountain environment while in the safety of a beginner course led by a IFMGA/UIAGM-certified mountain guide.
This 5-day tour starts on Mondays, from mid-June to mid-September, and can take from 4 to 6 people. If you are travelling solo, contact us anyway and we’ll find other people to join you! During the course, you will learn to hike on glaciers while clasped on crampons and ice-axes. You will also get to practice crevice rescue skills.
On Day 1, we will meet at our partner shop to rent or check equipment. Then we will take the train up to Mer de Glace and will spend the morning working on your glacier hiking skills. In the afternoon, we will climb l’Aiguille du Midi and spend the night in the Refuge des Cosmiques. During the second day, we will cross the magnificent Vallée Blanche and then take the cable car down to Entreves (Italy). On day 3, we’ll take a beautiful path to cross from Italy to Switzerland. On day 4, we’ll take the Breya lift up and then hike up the D’Orny glacier. After spending the night in the Refuge du Trient, we’ll hike up to the Tête Blanche summit, which offers unforgettable views of the surrounding area.
Dare to discover the joys of this world-famous high mountain area with this 5-day glacier climbing adventure! I am a IFMGA/UIAGM-certified mountain guide with extensive experience guiding tours in the Chamonix area and will be delighted to show you around.
Glacier hiking basics
Mer de Glace – Aiguille du Midi – Night at Refuge des Cosmiques
Vallée Blanche crossing
Refuge des Cosmiques – Entreves – Arnouva.
Hiking to Switzerland
Arnouva – Col Ferret – Champex
Champex – Refuge d’Orny – Refuge du Trient
Tête Blanche summit
Refuge du Trient – Tête Blanche
Price per person
|Group of 2||800EUR|
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
Mountain huts and bed & breakfast.
This itinerary can be modified by the guide according to participants' level or weather conditions.