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winter holidays 2014

Chamonix alpine ice climbing

 

 

 

 

Duration : 5 days

Departure 2014 :

- 17th and 24th of February

- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31th of March

- 8th of April

Départure on request :

Every days fromjanuary untill april.

Contact us to complete the stays!

info@mont-blanc-luxury.co.uk

Nomber of persons : 2 maximum.

PRICE :

For 1 person : 1500 €.
2 people sharing : 800 €/person

The price of the course includes :

- your mountain guide for the week,

-the use of an ARVA, a harness, a helmet, and ice-axes.

The price does not include :

crampons, lift tickets and half board accomodation in a gite. You should estimate between 200 and 250 euros for this.

Votre séjour à la carte, cet hiver dans un chalet ou un hôtel du Mont Blanc : à Chamonix ou à Megève

 

We propose you to do mountainering in Chamonix during 5 days this winter, all include.

If winter climbing has always held your fascination why not give it a shot this winter?
In a place where time appears to have stood still, a whole universe of ice, snow and rock awaits you.
Let us guide your first steps into this astonishing world.

   
Monday

Instead of transporting cream, as was its role in days gone-by, this small train will carry us to our enrty point onto the glacier “Mer du Glace” at an altitude of 1913m

Descending 30 meters by steps, we set foot on the glacier. Throughout the day you will discover all the techniques necessary for travelling on ice and snow, from simply walking with crampons to use of ice axes. We will spend the night in a “gite” on the valley floor.

Thuesday

We head for Argentiere where the cable car carries us swifty to the top of the Grands Montets (3297m).

We start the day learning about security on this terrain including how to arrest a fall of a fellow rope climber. In the afternoon we will climb the north face of the Petite Aiguille Verte (3512m) on slopes no more than 55 degrees pitch. We descend once again to the valley floor via the cable car to the comfort of our “gite”

Wednesday

Today we take the cable car to the top of the Aiguille de Midi.

On arrival at this prestigious summit we will put on crampons in order to gain access to the Col du Midi. From here we head left (45 degree pitch) heading for the Pointes Lachenal encountering small strectches of mixed snow and rock as we traverse. To finish the day’s activities we descend the pretty and easy Laurence ridge that leads us to the terrace of the Refuge des Cosmique where we spend the night.

Thursday

After a warming breakfast in the refuge we take our time soaking up the beauty of this breathtaking ridge.

The climbing that follows is challenging without being too difficult. On the way to the top the view of the north face of the Aiguille du Midi and Chamonix, 1800 m lower down, will leave you breathless! And if that is not enough wait until you clamber over he rail of the viewing platform in your crampons admist the camera flashes of envious tourists. We return to the refuge for the second night.

Friday

To finish in style we set off on the “Triangle du Tacul” for the “Chere Gully”.

Gaining only 350m the height gain is still a challenge since it is principally ice with short passages of 80 degrees and some good quality snow and rock. This provides you with an opporunity to strectch out your muscles after yesterday’s summit and put to good use all the skills you have mastered over the past days.

If you are interested, contact us by e-mail :

info@mont-blanc-luxury.co.uk

 

  SUMMER CORPORATE EVENTS : Chamonix, Megeve, La Clusaz, Annecy Lake | SUMMER ACTIVE HOLIDAYS|
WINTER CORPORATE EVENTS : Chamonix, Megeve, La Clusaz | WINTER ACTIVE HOLIDAYS |

Partner : Mountain Guide Adventure