The famous Montenvers cog train leaves from Chamonix and takes you to the edge of the Mer de glace in only 20 minutes !
Wearing crampons or snowshoes, join the party for an incredible hike with a breathtaking panorama :
The Drus, Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses, ...
Follow a mountain guide through crevasses, meander between ice walls and frozen waves on an ocean of ice !
An introduction to alpine techniques is also available: practice ascending ice walls using appropriate ice axe techniques, and rope-up for a thrilling walk between crevasses ...
By the end of the day, crevasses, glacier moraines and ice tables will seem so familiar !
Plan ahead for a boot-sizing session at the hotel on previous evening.
9.30 am : Meet your English speaking guides in the lobby of your hotel.
Departure to the Montenvers train station (by foot or in private transfer).
10.00 am : Ride up to Montenvers (20 min).
10.30 am : Gearing up and briefing
In summer : access to the glacier through the ladders.
In winter : access to the glacier by gondola.
Beginning of the hike with high-mountain guides.
Lunch break on the glacier.
4.00 pm : End of the hike and return to Montenvers.
4.30 pm : Ride the cog train back to Chamonix (20 min).
5.00 pm : Arrival in Chamonix.
Activity also possible on half-day basis (in winter only).
From the end of October till the end of September(depending on the conditions).
Minimum 6 persons.
Half-Day Morning or Afternoon (in winter only) or Full-Day.
In winter : All profiles.
In summer : For active and dynamic people.
DO NOT FORGET
Warm, waterproof and comfortable clothes, warm socks, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, winter hat, backpack (30 L), lunch (if full-day outing) and water.
Traditional pic nic : 16 euros per person