People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Dec
Type of Trip
This course is designed to give participants a hands-on introduction to ice climbing. Building solid ice climbing skills and confident climbers is the main focus.
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
Here is an example of program for this 2-day tour in Cogne:
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
The price does not include the accommodation in Val de Cogne and Chamonix
About the 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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