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Glacier hiking Hike on the Glacier du Géant

Duration: 1 day

Level 1: You have never practiced.

Level 2: You have some initial experience.

Level 3: You practice occasionally.

Level 4: You practice regularly.

Level 5: You have a sustained practice.

Price from: 425€
For more information, contact Pôle Accueil :
General information

Departure from the Pointe Helbronner (3462m), reached by the Sky Way cable car from Entrèves, in Italy - Val d’Aosta. The Col d'Entrèves hike is a magnificent glacier hike that will totally immerse you into this breathtaking universe. You will enjoy the unique atmosphere of the high altitude landscape of the Glacier du Géant and have exceptional views of the Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc and Tour Ronde. From the Col d’Entrèves, you will return to the Pointe Helbronner the same way.

The glacier hike of the Col d'Entrèves is for people wishing to discover the world of high mountains without using the aerial ridge of the Aiguille du Midi. No previous mountaineering experience is required.

Private booking

A private booking is the historical relationship that binds a mountain leader to their clients. It allows you to be alone or in your own group with your mountain leader who will meet your specific needs. It is undoubtedly the ideal formula realise your projects because it guarentees you a maximum amount of comfort.

Dates (private booking) : See online booking

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

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

Prices 2024 (private booking) :
Group from 1 to 2 people : 425€
Group from 3 to 4 people : 445€
Group from 5 to 6 people : 465€

The price includes :
- mountain guiding services

The price does not include :
- technical equipment
- lift passes
- transfer in Italy
- picnic & snacks

Further information

In this section, find all the information about this activity. For further information, please contact our advisor.

Duration : 3 - 4h of high altitude hiking on a glacier 3600m

Location : Starting from the Pointe Helbronner (the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range) by the Skyway lift.

Ability level:  The Col d’Entrèves hike is intended for people who practice regularly a sporting activity. No previous mountaineering experience is required.

Formality : Make sure you have valid repatriation insurance for this activity
Id is compulsory

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We recommend that you take special care in choosing your equipment because it contributes greatly to the success of your trip. As alpine conditions can be highly variable with sudden changes, it can get very cold in altitude, it is preferable to have numerous layers rather than one thick piece of clothing.

- Back pack 25/30 liters
- High mountain boots with a rigid sole
- Crampons adapted to your boots
- Ice axe & telescopic poles
- Harness
- Helmet
- Gaiters if your trousers require them.

- Classic clothing adapted for hiking in altitude
- Windproof jacket
- A pair of thin gloves
- A pair of warm gloves
- A hat

- A pair of sun glasses category 4
- High protection sun cream
- A water bottle that contains a minimum 1,5 L
- Snacks

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet



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