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1-day glacier progression course in Courmayeur

Take your first steps using crampons on ice in this 1-day glacier progression course in Courmayeur, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


Join this 1-day course and learn the basics of glacier progression in the beautiful setting of Courmayeur, at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif.

Walking on glaciers is a fantastic experience, suitable for enthusiasts of all ages and levels of ability.

This course will take place in Pointe Helbronner, a 3467 m peak of the Mont Blanc massif. You’ll be training on ice slopes, learn how to use crampons on a glacier and travel on a rope. You’ll also practice techniques like Piolet Traction and front progression. Besides, you’ll get knowledge in mountaineering equipment.

We’ll take the Skyway Monte Bianco cable car to Punta Helbronner in the morning. We’ll finish in the afternoon.

After the training, you’ll be ready to venture on simple glacier hiking tours.

Are you interested in learning how to move safely on a glacier? Send a request for this 1-day course in Courmayeur!


More info

Personal technical equipment: <br> - Backpack 30lt - Harness - Ice axe - Crampons with anti-bot plates - Mountain boots - Helmet <br> Clothing and gear <br> - Mountain and glacier sunglasses - Sunscreen high protection and lip balm - Beanie - Mountain gloves (2 pairs) - Breathable T-shirt - warm fleece - Waterproof jacket - Schoeller climbing pants - Gaiters - Waterproof over-trousers - Camera - Water bottle 1 liter or thermos - Cap



Equipment you will need to bring


Ice Axe


Other gear: 20€/pax for equipment rental (harness, ice axe, crampons).

About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We want to build a strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 405 each

Group of 2

EUR 203 each

Group of 3

EUR 145 each

Group of 4

EUR 113 each

Group of 5

EUR 96 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price also includes liability insurance. Price does not include: 5€/pax for search and rescue insurance (recommended); 52€/pax for the SkyWay Monte Bianco cableway round-trip ticket, 20€/pax for equipment rental (harness, ice axe, crampons).

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