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INTRODUCTION

Winter mountaineering is not just for the experts.  Equipment and clothing have evolved and allows us to pursue the activity throughout the year.
 
With plummeting winter temperatures, we can exploit the mountain to our advantage and climb frozen waterfalls and icy rock faces, whether beginner or experienced ice climbers. Accessibility is made easier for certain itineraries with the use of the cable cars.
 
During winter, the ice axe will be your best friend for most of adventures. 

PROGRAM

The cable car system in Chamonix allows us to access the High Mountain environment in a matter of minutes, therefore reducing the approach time to our destination: Frozen water falls, chutes, mixed rock and ice faces are all possible in one day.
 
Your private guide will create a personalized route to suit your expectations depending on the snow conditions of the moment. 
 
Some examples of these routes are: Arête des cosmiques (Cosmique ridge) Petite verte, Arête sud de l'Index (Index southern ridge)...goulottes around the Aiguille du midi or at the summit of the Grands Montets, frozen waterfalls at the Argentière glacier or in the Aosta valley in Italy.

FOR WHO - LEVEL

All levels. No previous experience of mountaineering required but you need to be in good physical condition.

EQUIPMENT

 

technical equipment     
clothes       additional equipment
 rucksack   mountaineering trousers  sunglasses, goggles
 crampons  fleece or equivalent  sun cream
 harness*  technical base layer  food & beverage
 mountain boots    windproof long sleeve jacket  camera
 ice axe  gloves  
 helmet*  balaclava, beanie  

* supplied by the guide

You can hire the technical equipment such as mountaineering shoes, crampons and ice axes. Your guide will provide a full list of equipment needed before your departure and will take care of the necessary safety equipment. 

INFORMATION

*Participants: Maximum of 2 people per guide 

*Period: From December to mid-may (according to snow conditions). 

The possibilities for alpine winter mountaineer are endless, with multiple routes based on your experience and interests.  You can get a guide for a single day or for a few days with overnights in a refuge.

You will meet your guide the day before to prepare your itinerary and answer any questions you might have. 

RATES

Full day: 420 € (1 to 2 people)
 
50 € extra in case of overnight in refuge.
 
Rate per guide including the guiding fee and the loan of safety equipment (transceivers, harness, crampons…) Not included: lift passes.
 
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Contact

EVOLUTION 2 CHAMONIX
350 avenue de la Plage
74 400 CHAMONIX

planning.chamonix@evolution2.com
Tél : 0033 4 50 55 90 22