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Category: Day mountaineering
Duration: 1 day
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Price from: 250 €

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The Vallee Blanche hike is a glacier hike in the heart of the mountains from the Aiguille du Midi (3842m) to the Pointe Helbronner (3462m). At more than 3500m, you will be immersed in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Glacier du Geant’s upper basin. As soon as you reached the Pointe Helbronner, you will be enjoying, on your way back, a breathtaking view of your journey with the Mont Blanc panoramic cable car. You will be able to admire the Combe Maudite’s crevasses and the different summits nearby as the Mont Blanc du Tacul, the Tour Ronde and the Dent du Geant.

The Vallee Blanche hike is for people aiming to discover glaciers environment. It does not require a previous experience in mountaineering but the Aiguille du Midi ridge is an aerial passage requiring a certain ease.

GROUP BOOKING

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 2021 (group session): On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 1st to August 31st & Saturdays in September.

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

Guiding policy (group session) : Group of 3 people maximum per guide. 
Children, minimum 15 years old accompanied by a parent.

Price 2021 (group session) : 250€ per person based on a minimum of 2 participants

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

This price does not included :
- Technical equipment

Group : A minimum of 2 people is required to guarantee the course.
Maximum 3 people per guide

PRIVATE BOOKING

A private formula 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.
 

You can book online your private guide for the Vallee Blanche Glacier hike. Don’t hesitate to ask for every details to be sure that this activity meets your expectations. Your booking and payment commit you to do this activity on the booking date. You will be fully refunded in case the weather does not guarantee the safety of the activity.

Dates 2021 (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 - 3 people per guide.
Minimum 12 years old.

Price 2021 : 300€ for the group

This price includes :
- Mountain guiding services

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

Further information

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

Duration : 4 - 5h of high altitude hiking on a glacier (3600m)

Location : In the Vallee Blanche. Depending on weather conditions, your guide may choose to take the Hellbroner cable car on the go and walking back to the Aiguille du Midi. In this case you will do the route in the other direction
 

Ability level : The choice of destination adapted to your level is essential for you to fully enjoy your trip. The Vallee Blanche hike is intended for people who practice regularly a sporting activity. No previous mountaineering experience is required but the Aiguille du Midi ridge is an aerial passage requiring a certain ease.

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

Equipment

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.

Equipment 

- 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.

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

Accessories
- 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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