Mountaineering course towards autonomy (Haute-Maurienne)

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : good physical condition (4 to 5h of walking in the mountains with a backpack), first experience with crampons on a glacier

from 320 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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This 3-day mountaineering course has been designed to give you the essential keys for an autonomous practice of mountaineering on glacier.

It takes place in Savoie, in the Haute-Maurienne massif, from a hut that is perfect to climb two beautiful glacier summits allowing many apprenticeships.

This course takes place with a trainer/teacher guide in small groups for you to progressively (if you wish) take the lead on part of the envisaged routes.


D1: Hike to the Evettes hut.
Meet in Bessans in the High Maurienne valley (carpooling possible from Grenoble or Albertville in the early morning). After a coffee to know each other and share the program of the three days, we go up to the refuge located in the beautiful Evettes circus.
In the afternoon: workshop to learn the different rope technics on glaciers and the management of rope lengths according to the situation.

D2: First outing on the glacier of the Grand Méant (3253m).
You will learn and review crampon techniques, you will use the rope technics seen the day before. After the ascent of the summit, we will take the time for a crevasse hauling exercise.

D3: Ascent of the Albaron.
This is the moment of the beautiful realization of the weekend by going to the top of the Albaron (beautiful and high mountain at 3637m) with its complex glacier and its ridge leading to the summit. This is an ideal learning outing to concretize the work done during the 2 previous days.

Welcome for this experience in the preserved and wild world of the Haute-Maurienne valley, in the good mood of a small group turned towards its autonomy.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Collective technical equipment.
  • Concerning the individual equipment (crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe), I can rent it to you at an associative rate (20€ for the 3 days).

The price does not include

  • Half-board at the hut.
  • Lunch picnics (to be planned).
  • 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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