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Snowshoe Hike on Mer de Glace glacier - 1 900m

Snowshoe Hike on Mer de Glace glacier - 1 900m
Number of days : Half-Day or Full-Day
Price : from 122 € per person

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).

DATE
From the end of October till the end of September(depending on the conditions).

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 6 persons.

DURATION
Half-Day Morning or Afternoon (in winter only) or Full-Day.

PROFILE
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.

OPTIONAL
Traditional pic nic : 16 euros per person

MAISON DE LA MONTAGNE

190 place de l'Eglise
F 74400 CHAMONIX

+33 (0)4 50 53 62 62
info@chamonix-seminaires.com