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Category: Day mountaineering
Duration: 1 day
Level:
Price from: 140 €

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The mountaineering basics is a discovery or a revision of the basic mountaineering techniques and skills: use of crampons and ice axe, elementary knots, walking roped together, roping. It will allow you to acquire or to review the basics essential for your future trips in the mountains. The ice basics on the Mer de Glace is also a great opportunity to learn more about the life of the glaciers (crevasses, moraines) and about global warming in the Alps.

From Montenvers (1913m), reached by the Montenvers train, you will arrive to the Mer de Glace via a path consisting of ladders and fixed ropes. We return to Montenvers the same way.

This mountaineering basics activity is perfect for beginners or for anyone wanting to improve their technic. No previous mountaineering experience is required.

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) : Mondays, Wednesdays & Satudays from 19th June to 29th September

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

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

Price 2021 (group session) : 140€ 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.
 

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.

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 - 6 people per guide.
Minimum 12 years old.

Price 2021 : 355€ for the group

This price includes :
- Mountain guiding services

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

Further information

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

Duration : 5 - 6 hours

Location : Mer de Glace glacier. The mountaineering basics are for people who practice regular physical activity. It do 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.
 

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

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

Accessories
- 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 & CoConcept Pro Shop
 

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