Ski touring course in the Mont-Blanc massif

Duration : 4 days

France, Northern Alps, Italy, Alps

Level : have done a basic course

from 400 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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Description

During this 4-day ski touring course in the Mont-Blanc massif we will treat the progression on glacier where the ski techniques are supplemented by those in mountaineering. So in these days we will treat and apply mountaineering to skiing.

The objective is to acquire and know all the techniques of mountaineering necessary for a correct practice of ski touring. Thus, from the roped progression on glacier to the techniques of progressions on the mixed and to the self rescue in crevasses will be all the subjects addressed in this course.

The planned outings are all applications of the first day of the course and in each of them there are parts of mountaineering essential to the realization of the outing.

Program

D1: Meet at 8am at the planned place. Day dedicated to safety on glacier in the Mont-Blanc massif. Day of pure acquisition of safety techniques in the ski touring progression on glaciers. We will deal with roping up on glaciers, methods for descending with the rope on steep slopes and couloirs with and without skis, and crevasse self rescue techniques. Conclusions at 4pm  and programming of the following day.

D2: Meeting at 8am, transfer to the Skyway cable car in Entreves - Courmayeur in Italy. Ascent to a part of the Aiguille d'Entrèves (3600m). Complete tour in which to apply all the safety techniques on glaciers acquired the day before, to which is added the progression in mixed mountaineering. Then you will descend the Vallée Blanche to Chamonix. Conclusions of the day and programming for the next day.
Total duration: 4h30 to 5h, ascent: 400m, descent: 2765m.

D3: Meeting at 8 am, Argentière - Le Tour via Col Passon (3028m) ski touring crossing in one of the most beautiful places of the Mont-Blanc massif to practice this discipline. On this day, the technical part of skiing becomes fundamental both on the ascent and the descent. We add another couloir to go up with crampons and you can say that you have had a real day of ski mountaineering. Conclusions of the day and programming for the next day.
Total duration: 4h30 to 5h, ascent: 750m, descent: 2475m.

D4: Meeting at 8am, then ski touring crossing from the Aiguille du Midi (3842m) to the Pointe Helbronner (3462m). Day dedicated to glacier skiing, We have not intentionally defined a specific route because we will decide together and on the basis of risk management which route to follow in order to analyze all the characteristics that are revealed in the high mountains. Back to the cars and conclusions of the day and of the course.

Course aim:

  • Glacier ski touring progression.
  • Progression in mixed mountaineering with ski touring boots.
  • Crevasse self rescue.
  • Skiing down couloir using the rope.
  • Risk management in high winter mountains.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Rescue insurance.

The price does not include

  • Anything not specified in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Up to you.
Next departures :
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