You are a complete beginner in Glacier Trek and mountaineering, but you are used to walk through hills and low-altitude mountains. Your Mountain Guide will teach you the basic techniques of mountaineering, to walk safely with your crampons, linked with the rope to the other members of your roped party.
- Balconies of Mer de Glace, Hiking in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, in the Mont-Blanc group, 4 days, departure each Thursday from 14 of June till 6 of September 2018, group of 5 or 6 hikers
- PRICE 549 Euros.
- This programme is particularly suitable for families: normal efforts for children on form, from 14 years, and tapering rates for parents and children taking part in the same programme.
- This programme is not advisable to people suffering of vertigo.
Our Guides are qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guides, and speak fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.
Above Chamonix, the "Mer de Glace", junction of Leschaux and Géant glaciers, is one of the most famous glaciers of the Alps. Till 1996, it was only travelled through by roped parties going up to mountain huts to climb the prestigious summits which surround her : Drus, Aiguille Verte, Moine, Grandes Jorasses, Dent du Requin. Beneath these peaks, dominating Mer de Glace, a new route has been opened in 1996, from Montenvers train station to Couvercle hut, beneath Charpoua cirque. This route has been extended to Leschaux hut in 2001. In July 2001, our luck was in, and we were the first hikers to be allowed to travel through the new section connecting Couvercle and Leschaux huts, an extraordinary experience which you can live now, with one night in one of the smallest huts of the Alps, Leschaux, where you will enjoy the warm welcome of its hutkeeper.
Extended to Jorasses cirque, and Requin hut (where you will face the Vallée Blanche ice-fall), this glacier trek is the most beautiful stroll for beginners in the Mont-Blanc group, with parts on short and easy "Via Ferrata", glaciers and footpaths, offering all-round wiews in the heart of Chamonix mountains.
Comfortable mountain huts will welcome you each evening during this glacier trek, a original programme to hike in Chamonix valley.
Route: meeting in Chamonix at 7.20 am (in June and September, meeting time 7.50 a.m.). Montenvers mountain train, Mer de Glace, balcony footpath and via ferrata, Couvercle hut (8,816 feet) / Talèfre glacier, Pierre à Bérenger, balcony footpath and via ferrata, Leschaux hut (7,730 feet) / Leschaux glacier, Tacul glacier, footpath and via ferrata, Requin hut (8,254 feet) / Mer de Glace, Montenvers train station, train down to Chamonix. Separation in Chamonix by midday.