Glacier hiking in the Mont Blanc range in Chamonix

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Join Viktor, an IFMGA certified guide, on this amazing glacier hike in the Mont Blanc range in Chamonix. Explore the valley glacier of Mer de Glace and witness the impressive glacial lakes and ice caves along the way on this day trip.

Alps

1 Day

Jul

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Witness stunning views of the Mont Blanc range.
  • Explore the valley glacier of Mer de Glace.
  • See ice caves, glacial lakes and crevasses.

Description

I will take you on an incredible glacier hike in the mountains of Mont Blanc in Chamonix. The trip is an excellent opportunity for both experienced hikers and those just starting off. We will witness stunning glaciers and traverse a landscape like no other!

You will have a remarkable time exploring the valley glacier of Mer de Glace or Sea of Ice, located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc range. The source of this valley glacier lies at around 3700m from where it flows down towards Chamonix (1500M). You will get to see ice caves and glacial lakes and also take a look into crevasses on this trip.

Additionally, you will enjoy this adventure whether you are an experienced climber or simply wish to see the striking landscape of snow and ice. Whichever your level, we will be there to help and guide you on the way.

The trip begins at the Montenvers Train Station in Chamonix. Following a short and scenic train ride, we’ll take the gondola to reach the starting point of the hike.  Equipped with a harness, crampons and an ice-axe, we’ll ascend gradually and get to witness panoramic views of the Mont Blanc range. Furthermore, if you wish, we can also try ice-climbing to make the trip more adventurous.

So, what are you waiting for? Request to book your place now for a memorable time glacier hiking in the Mont Blanc range.

If you are a seasoned mountaineer, you can also check out this 2-day guided ascent on Mont Blanc.

Details

More info

Trek duration: 7-8 hours

Please don't forget to bring along your mountaineering equipment. Technical equipment like crampons, ice axe and harness can be rented at an additional cost of € 20.

The hike is suitable for children aged 8 years and above.

Meeting point

Mer de Glace

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Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Watter bottle


About the guide

Mountains have been part of my life for more than two decades now. It's been an intense relationship that consumed my everything. First, I practiced skiing and all forms of climbing: sport, traditional, big wall, aid, ice and mixed. I risked it all, giving my life away and winning it back on big and hard mountain faces.

Some years later, I studied paramedicine and joined the Heli-Rescue service. I witnessed my own triumph as an alpinist and tragedy as a rescuer, which completed my understanding of what the mountain is in relation to people. This was the beginning of the end of my alpinist alter ego.

In 2016 I climbed Cerro Torre and pushed a new line as a mountaineer in Patagonia. This was the climbing climax which gave way to my mountain guiding career: my third and most balanced perspective on the world of mountains and on the mountains of the world. Since then, I've guided climbing and skiing trips in the Alps, the Caucasus range, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and in the mountains ranges of Eastern Europe, among others.

Appreciating happiness through the eyes of others is what finally brought harmony to me, and this is what I want to share with people.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 145 Each

Group of 2

USD 145 Each

Group of 3

USD 145 Each

Group of 4

USD 145 Each

Group of 5

USD 145 Each

Group of 6

USD 145 Each

Group of 7

USD 145 Each

Group of 8

USD 145 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price is per person to join a group. Includes: Rope and Security Team. Not included: Train tickets and Gondola fare.




 

 

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