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INTRODUCTION

During the winter ice cascades are formed every year in altitude around the Mont Blanc. 
 
This course will help you progress in the universe of winter mountaineering and ice climbing in only a few days. 
 
Either in the High Mountain for the chutes and lower down to the frozen waterfalls. 
 
The only sound is the encounter of the axe against the ice, breaking the winter silence.

PROGRAM

The practice of this kind of climbing is extremely linked to weather conditions (cold).
 
The strategic positioning of Chamonix allows us to play between France, Italy and Switzerland, ski lifts save us nearly 3000m in 25 minutes. There will always be a terrain to use our ice axes.
 
For these reasons we do not lock up in a strict program to offer the "best" of the moment according to the conditions and expectations.
 
Left bank of Argentière, Cognes valley in Italy, ice cascades at the top of Grands Montets or at the top of the Aiguille du Midi ... these are some of the best spots for ice climbing in the valley...

FOR WHO - LEVEL

Good physical condition

Previous mountain climbing and/or ice climbing experienced required…

EQUIPMENT

 

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

* supplied by the guide

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

 

INFORMATION

*Participants : 1 to 2 people per guide
 
*Period : January and February
 
Private guides also available for this activity.
 
You will meet your guide the day before to revise the route, prepare your tour and check any questions you might have.

RATES

In a group:
3 day program: from 540 € per person
4 day program: from 720 € per person
5 day program: from 900 € per person
 
Included: guiding fee and safety equipment
Not included: Accommodation in mountain refuges, food and beverage, transfers, lift passes, personal expenses and other equipment.
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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