Join Sebastien, an IFMGA certfied mountain guide, in a great ice climbing course in Val de Cogne or Chamonix. Available for all ice climb lovers!
Jan, Feb, Dec
What are you going to learn in this amazing ice climbing experience in Chamonix or Val de Cogne?
– Develop your skills on ice climbing : grade IV + V
– Difficult Dry-tooling climbing : grade M4, belaying, rope management
– Learn the fundamentals of lead climbing
– Efficient use of safety equipment on this terrain, including ice screws, nuts, ice axe etc
– Evaluate Ice and Snow conditions
DAY 1 – ARGENTIERE (GLACIER CREAMERY)
Meet at 9 am in Chamonix to get to know and verify the hardware. We then go right at the foot of the Argentiere glacier in Glacier Creamery. You will discover how to best use crampons and ice axes in lengths of ice between 70 ° and 75 ° to 30 m high. We also realize one ice fall 70 m. This is a great introduction to this Chamonix ice fall training
DAY 2 – VAL DE COGNE
Cogne> Lillaz gully: 220m, grade 4 ice and M4 + (M = mixed climbing, ice and rock)>
Meet at 7:00 in Chamonix. Today we will go in the valley of Cogne, link up the ice fall. It will take about 1:15 to reach the foot of the Ice fall. Great varied during its ascent with a beautiful atmosphere and stunning views of Mont Blanc route. Back in Chamonix in late afternoon and end of the ice fall course
This is one of my favorite activities in the mountains. I will be more than happy to be your guide and teach you the necessary technics and basics of ice climbing.
Please note that tailor made program can be organised based on your level, the timing and your wishes. Please get in touch with me and let’s discuss about it.
- Guiding fee
The price does not include the accommodation in Val de Cogne and Chamonix
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.
French | English
SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA
I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.
Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)
Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well
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Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.
Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.
Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren
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Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!
Pascal Le Flao
Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !
Pascal Le Flao
Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!
Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!
Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.
It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.
Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.
Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier
Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!
Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!
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