Discovery of rocky glaciers (Vanoise)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : easy and family friendly (provide adapted shoes)

from 30 € / p. from 6 to 12 persons

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There are 1024 rock glaciers in Savoie. Active or not, some are even fossil.

What is a rock glacier? Here is the video explanation:


A landscape reading allows us to reveal them.

This hike in Vanoise makes you understand their presence and their evolution. Long ignored, global warming makes some of them more active.

Watch this video that presents this problem:


Would you like to program this outing in the school setting? I will give you my approval number.


  • Sharing knowledge in an exceptional place.
  • Spend a moment of conviviality during an evening in the heart of the mountain by sharing a fondue, watching the screening of a documentary on rock glaciers, and ending with a night return to vehicles (loan of headlamps).

This field outing has a goal of discovery, awareness and popularization, in the rules of safety and respect of fragile and protected environments.

End of day outing: meet at 4.30pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Landscape reading, discovery of geological phenomena: rock glacier, cauldron hole, rock engravings.
  • Welcome to the Plan du Lac refuge:
    • The complete meal including moutain fondue.
    • The screening of the documentary "Giant rock glaciers under surveillance".
  • Night return to vehicles with loan of headlamps.

My mountain leader performance is not a class or a scientific conference.

The price does not include

  • Transport to meeting point.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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