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Discover glacier hiking - Evolution 2

Discover the Mer de Glace, the last big glacier in the Alps!
Take an interest and learn about its evolution whilst observing the majestic peaks of the Mont Blanc massif that surround it, as well as the imposing seracs of the Glacier du Géant.

Sporting activities Discover glacier hiking - Evolution 2 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Average length : 5h
    Animals not allowed
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    Your guide will teach you how to use crampons that allow you to walk on ice as well try ice climbing with ice axes: your first steps as a mountaineer!

    Details about your glacier hike:
    - Level required: Good physical condition required (being able to hike at altitude for a full day). No mountaineering experience is required.
    - Minimum age: from 12 years old.
    - Duration: 1 day
    - Meeting point: Montenvers train station in Chamonix
    - Options: book your discovery hike as a group or with a private instructor.

    Program of the day in detail:
    🚅 Ascent by train to the top station of the Montenvers at 1930 meters above sea level (30 minutes)
    🚶‍♂️ Walk on a path then along a cliff equipped with ladders and cables to reach the glacier (45 min to 1 hour walk). Here the ice is covered with stones. Walk an additional 15 minutes to reach the ice. Get equipped with crampons then walk towards the Moulin (an ice canyon that has been naturally created by a river and ends where the water disappears and plunges into the heart of the glacier.)
    🏔️ Depending on the conditions, the guide can then let you try ice climbing and / or continue the hike towards the junction of the Leschaux glacier. This leaves about an hour on the glacier before taking the way back.

    ⏲️ Count approximatively 5 to 6 hours of walking. This itinerary is given as an indication. It can be modified to suit the conditions of the glacier and your level.

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      One price: In group from 4 to 6 people
      In private from 360€.

      Number of participants : 4 pers. Min. - 6 pers. Max.
      Methods of payment accepted : Check, Bank/credit card, Cash, Apple Pay, Travellers Cheque, Online payment, Contactless payment


      Open to children
      Animals not allowed
      Languages spoken : English, French


      From 30/05 to 30/09/2022, daily.

      Average length : 5h


      35 pl de la Mer de Glace 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
      Start near : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)

      Closest bus stop : Place du Mont-Blanc
      Closest train station : Chamonix centre
      Closest parkings : Biolay (outside parking), place du Mont-Blanc (underground parking).

      More informations

      Information update on 15/09/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc