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2-day glacier progression course in Chamonix

Join Sebastien, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 2-day glacier progression course around the Chamonix Valley, on the Mont Blanc massif. Learn the basic techniques you need for glacier hiking! The course is also open to children from 12 years-old.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug




This 2-day GLACIER PROGRESSION course IN CHAMONIX is AIMED TO people who want to take their first steps on glacier hiking.

The Chamonix-Mont Blanc region is the perfect location for this course. If you are a beginner looking to learn the skills you need for future glacier hiking adventures, this programme is for you! This course is also open to children from 12 years-old, so bring your family along and enjoy 2 amazing days in a spectacular location.

Chamonix is a world-famous destination for mountain lovers. Located in the Haute Savoie region, this beautiful village lies at the foot of the impressive Mont Blanc, near the Aiguilles Rouges and Aiguille du Midi massifs.

During these 2 days, you will learn the following basic glacier hiking techniques:

  • Glacier progression with rope, using crampons and ice axe

  • Rescue techniques on crevasses

Find below a sample of the 2-day glacier progression course. Keep in mind that I reserve the right to modify the program depending on the level of participants and also on the weather conditions.

DAY 1: Chamonix – Les Grands Montets – Ice School – Albert Refuge

Meeting at 8.45 am in Chamonix or at 9 am in the Grands Montets. We reach Balme Pass by cable car. Then we climb on foot to Albert Refuge. Training in the Glacier des Tours. Dinner and night on the refuge.

DAY 2: Albert Refuge – Ascent of Tete Blanche – Chamonix

Breakfast at the refuge. Afterwards, ascent to Tete Blanche (3429m). From the top, you can get an amazing panoramic view of the Aiguille du Tour. Finally, return to Chamonix on foot and cable car. End of the trip.

So, send me a request if you want to join me on this great 2-day glacier progression course in Chamonix. I will be really happy to give you the skills you need for your next glacier hiking adventures.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

Price details

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


More info

Departures guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 6. There are no technical requirements, you just need to be in good physical shape.

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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.


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What people are saying about this trip



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

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