Introduction to mountaineering (Mont-Blanc massif)

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : beginner with a mountain hiking experience

from 310 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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Description

This course is designed to start mountaineering in a friendly small group atmosphere where living it together is fully part of the proposal. It takes place around Chamonix in Haute-Savoie, in the Mont-Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges (Red Needles) massifs.

The 3-day formula includes a first day dedicated to learn the evolution on snow-covered ground by doing an outing in the Aiguilles Rouges, then 2 days with a night in a hut to enter the world of high mountains and glaciers in the Mont-Blanc massif (to learn how to use crampons, to rope up and discover the keys to move safely in this glacial environment).

Program

D1: Snow school and exploration of the Aiguilles Rouges.
Appointment early in the morning in the Chamonix valley before taking the cable car up to the Aiguilles Rouges massif.
The day is dedicated to practice exercises on snow and hike discovering the high altitude passes and lakes. This allows us to get to know each other and learn the first snow safety techniques before returning to the valley in the late afternoon.
Night at the campsite and time to share around a dinner prepared all together.

D2: Climb to Albert 1er hut and ice school.
In the morning, hiking from the village of "Le Tour" to the Albert 1er refuge where we will spend the night.
Ice school exercises in the afternoon on the magnificent Tour glacier (topics covered: roping up, progression with crampons, technical keys of evolution).

D3: Ascent of a high mountain peak (Tête Blanche, Petite Fourche or Aiguille du Tour).
You will enjoy breathtaking landscapes, surrounded by prestigious mountains.
Return to the valley in the middle of the afternoon.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Collective technical equipment.
  • Individual equipment (crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe) can be rented at the associative price of 20€ for the 3 days.

The price does not include

  • Overnight stay at the campsite and shopping for the evening meal (about 20€).
  • Half board at the hut (about 50€).
  • Ski pass: 20€ + 15€.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Campsite and hut.
Next departures :

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

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