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Duration: 1 day
Price from: 136 €


The ice climbing school is a discovery or a revision of the basic techniques of mountaineering : use of crampons, handling of the ice axe, elementary knots, walking roped together.....It will allow you to aquire or to review the basics essential for your future trips in the high mountain.
Everything will be taught or reviewed to undertake majestic routes in the high mountains.
This makes ice climbing perfect for beginners or for anyone wanting to improve.



The group formula associates people who do not necessarily know each other. It is ideal for people looking for group friendliness and attractive prices.

Dates 2020 (group session) : Mondays, Wednesdays & Satudays from 13th June to 30th September

Meeting point (group session) : 8.15am at the cash desks of the Montenvers train

Guding policy (group session) : Group of 6 people maximum per guide.
Minimum 15 years old accompanied by a parent.

Price 2019 (group session) : 136€ per person based on a minimum of 4 participants.
1/2 day outings are not available for the group sessions.

This price includes : 
- Mountain guiding services
- Lift pass / train tickets

This price does not include :
- Technical equipment (high mouintain boots with a rigid sole, crampons, ice axe, helmet & harness)
- Picnic

Group :  A minimum of 4 people are required to guarantee the trip.
Maximum 6 people per guide.


A private engagement is the historical relationship that binds a guide to their clients. It allows you to be alone or in a group of friends where your guide can organise your trip to your specific needs.It is undoubtedly the ideal formula to realize your projects because it guarantees you the maximum of comfort.

Dates 2020 (private guiding) : Every day from June to September

Meeting point (private guiding) : Your guide will call you the evening before your trip around 6.30pm to organize the meeting time and place

Guiding policy (private guiding) : Between 1 - 6 people per guide.
Minimum 12 years old.

Price 2020 : 355€ for the group

This price includes :
- Mountain guiding services

This price does not include :
- Technical equipment
- Lift passes
- Transfer
- Picnic & snacks


Further information

You will find here all the information about this activity. If you require further information please contact us using the contact details below.

Duration : 5 - 6 hours

Location : Mer de Glace glacier. The ice climbing basics is for people who practice regular physical activity. It does not require any previous mountaineering experience.

Ability level : The choice of a suitable destination is essential for you to fully enjoy your trip. The ice climbing basics is for people who practice regular physical activity. It does not require any previous mountaineering experience.



You will find here the information about the specific equipment required for your trip. Since weather conditions can be very variable, it is better to stack thin layers than to have one big garment.

- Back pack
- Mountaineering boots with a rigid sole
- Crampons
- Ice axe and Telescopic poles
- Harness
- Helmet
- Gaters if your trousers require them

- Suitable clothing adapted to mountaineering
- Windproof jacket
- A pair of thin gloves
- A pair of warm gloves

- Sunglasses catagory 4
- Suncream
- Gourde at least 1.5L
- Picnic, snacks

Partners: There is the possibility to rent your equipment at a preferential price from one of our partner sports shops. Sanglard Sports & Ravanel & Co

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Select the package of your choice:

For more information, contact Pôle Accueil : +33 (0)4 50 53 00 88 Request Information
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