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The glacier world, an unforgettable moment !

AN ICE SCHOOL ON THE "MER DE GLACE" :

On this hike we offer you the chance to discover the wonderful "Mer de Glace", the largest glacier still standing in the Alps. You will learn about its progression, its past life and its future. You will be able to observe the summits of the majestic Mont Blanc Massif that surround it, as well as the impressive seracs of the "Géant" glacier. 

Your guide will initiate you to the proper use of crampons to walk on the ice and you will even get the chance to test the strength of the ice cascade with an ice pick : your first step as a mountaineer !

Required level : Good physical condition (You must be able to do a full high altitude hike during one full day). No climbing experience is required. Minimum 12 years of age.
Length : One day
Meeting point : "Gare du Montenvers" in Chamonix.

Schedule : 
-Ride the train up to the top station of the "Montenvers" at a height of 1930 meters of altitude. (30 minutes)
-We will then progress along the pathway, then alongside a cliff fitted with ladders and cables to reach the foot of the glacier (Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour walk). There, the ice will be covered with rocks. Back to walking for another 15 minutes to get to the visible ice. We will then equip you with the crampons and then hike towards the "Moulin" (an ice canyon deepened by a torrent that results in a pit where the water disappears to dive into the heart of the glacier)
-Depending on the weather conditions at that moment, your guide may then initiate you to the ice cascade and/or continue the hike towards the junction with the "Leschaux" glacier. Keep progressing on the glacier for another hour before turning back to come home.

Please allow 5 to 6 hours of pure walking. This schedule is given as an indication. It can be modified to adapt to the weather conditions of the glacier and to your level of experience.

Meeting point

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Montenvers train station

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Meet in front of the cash desk of Montenvers train station. (Mer de Glace)

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In group from 4 to 6 people

105 € / person

In private : 1 or 2 people

360 €

In private : 3 or 4 people

390 €

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Pricing conditions

These rates include : 
-A professional mountain guide during your journey
All the safety equipment : ropes, snap hooks...
 These rates do not include : 
-Your personal belongings 
-Your round trip ticket fare for the "Montenvers" train (35 € per person)

What to bring

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT : 
Technical equipment : 45 Litre backpack, crampons, walking pole, ice pick, mountaineering boots, climbing harness and a helmet (these items can be rented at our partner sport store : Sanglard)
Clothing : hiking pants, fleece jacket, windproof jacket, gloves...
Additional equipment : Sunglasses, sunscreen, food and drinks.

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY THE MOUNTAIN GUIDE :
Safety equipment : Ropes, snap hooks...

Cancellation conditions

-For all Pre-booked activities :
• 72 hours prior : 50% of the total price refund 
• 48 hours prior : No refund

Due to Covid, we have eased our cancellation conditions with a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the activity. In the event of a lock down or if the borders are closed, you will receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the activity. If you have contracted Covid, we will refund all your reserved activities upon presentation of a medical certificate.

Insurance

Except for the legal insurance in civil liability, our activities do not involve individual insurance. However, to be covered financially in the event of a injury or an accident (Evacuation, transport, repatriation...) you can subscribe to the Evolution 2 Assistance card, which covers you 100% on all Evolution 2 activities.

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