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One day experience on the Glacier around Chamonix Mer de Glace

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Join SNGM aspirant guide Daniel on a glacier trek on the Mer de Glace, in the Chamonix valley, surrounded by stunning peaks of the Mont Blanc massif like the Aiguille du Dru.


1 Day

Jun - Sep




* Go hiking on the incredible Mer de Glace in the Chamonix Valley

* Learn how to safely walk on a glacier, using crampons and an ice axe

* Enjoy a unique experience and discover the high mountain world


If you are interested in venturing yourself into glacier hiking for the first time, I have the perfect plan for you. Join me on this 1-day experience on the Mer de Glace glacier in Chamonix, an ideal program for beginners!

You will be hiking on a glacier surrounded by some legendary peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif, as the Aiguille du Dru, the Aiguille Verte, the Grandes Jorasses and the Aiguille des Grands Charmoz. The Mer du Glace is the largest glacier in France and one of the main attractions in the Chamonix valley.

We will meet at the Montenvers train station in Chamonix in the morning. We will take the train up to Montenvers station and from there we walk down the stair to start walking on the glacier.

Once on the Mar de Glace, we will put our equipment on: the harness, the crampons on our mountain boots and we will take the ice axe. Then I will show you the basic skills you need to walk safely on the glacier. Depending on the group skills, we can do a small initiation in steep ice climbing technique as well.

This program is a perfect initiation into the high mountain world for a beginner who wants to discover mountaineering or just to enjoy walkin on the glacier in full safety, supervised by an experienced mountain guide.

Although you don’t need previous glacier experience, a good balance is required as the first part of the walk on the glacier is on some unstable ground, with some small rocks.

So what are you waiting for? Book your place and join me for a glacier hike on the amazing Mer de Glace in Chamonix.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include: train pass (33,5 EUR round trip), mountain boots/crampons/harness/ helmet (37 EUR). You can rent this from rental shops in Chamonix the day before our trip.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Based in Chamonix, I am in love with the Alps because of everything they offer me: great off-piste skiing, perfect granite climbing, superb peaks and ridges in high altitude.

I love to work with people, share my experience with them and guide them with passion.


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What people are saying about this trip



Un grand merci à Gauthier pour sa prévenance, sa disponibilité et ses réponses à nos nombreuses questions ! Daniel, qui fut notre guide lors de la sortie a été très attentif et très patient avec nous. Il a complètement adapté notre randonnée à nos capacités et à nos attentes. Je le remercie également chaleureusement. Nous avons passé un moment unique !



The best experience in Chamonix! Everything was great, I met Daniel one day before to check all the equipment, and it was amazing. Very profesional, great views, and great glacier climbing clases! I SUPER recommend having this experience



“It was an amazing experience, I could learn a lot about trails, map readings and the region, I highly recommend the experience to adventurers in chamonix

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