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chamonix winter mountaineering course

chamonix winter mountaineering 5 days

LEVEL : introduction

Course reference : AIC2

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ice climbing discovery course ( Printable )

Tailor Made
Ice Climbing Course

5 days of a great winter mountaineering introduction in chamonix

OUR + :All our guides are very good teachers. They will be keen to help you progress individually during this Chamonix Winter Mountaineering introduction course.
If Winter Climbing has always held your fascination why not give it a shot this winter ?
In a place where time appears to have stood still, a whole universe of ice, snow and rock awaits you. Let us guide your first steps into this astonishing world. 

Duration : 5 Days
Dates 2018 :

- 12th, 19h and 26th of February
- 5th, 12th and 26th of March
On request every days from February to April

Groupe size:

Maximum 2 clients, to ensure everybody’s safety.

Skills taught: - Develop your skills on snow, ice and snow and rock (“mixed”)
- Learn to belay and lead
- Efficient use of safety equipment on this terrain (including ice screws, nuts, ice axe etc)
- Evaluate snow conditions
Price :

1550€/person if you are alone,
850€/person if you are 2,

We complete the group as one goes along inquiries.
If you are a private group, please contact us :
The price includes : the cost of a Guide for 5 days, Ice Axes, Helmets and Harnesses.
It doesn't include :
- Half board in a gite, picnic for D1 to D5 : around 250 euros.
- All which is not included in "the price includes"

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winter mountaineering

Monday :

Montenvers train will carry us to our enrty point onto the glacier “Mer du Glace” at an altitude of 1913m.
Descending 30 meters by steps, we set foot on the glacier. Throughout the day you will discover all the techniques necessary for travelling on ice and snow, from simply walking with crampons to use of ice axes.
We will spend the night in a “gite” on the valley floor

Tuesday :

We head for Argentiere where the cable car carries us swifty to the top of the Grands Montets (3297m).
We start the day learning about security on this terrain including how to arrest a fall of a fellow rope climber.
In the afternoon we will climb the north face of the Petite Aiguille Verte (3512m) on slopes no more than 55 degrees pitch.
We descend once again to the valley floor via the cable car to the comfort of our “gite”

Wednesday :

Today we take the cable car to the top of the Aiguille de Midi.
On arrival at this prestigious summit we will put on crampons in order to gain access to the Col du Midi.
From here we head left (45 degree pitch) heading for the Pointes Lachenal encountering small strectches of mixed snow and rock as we traverse.
To finish the day’s activities we descend the pretty and easy Laurence ridge that leads us to the terrace of the Refuge des Cosmique where we spend the night.

Thursday :

After a warming breakfast in the refuge we take our time soaking up the beauty of this breathtaking Cosmique ridge.
The climbing that follows is challenging without being too difficult. On the way to the top the view of the north face of the Aiguille du Midi and Chamonix, 1800 m lower down, will leave you breathless!
And if that is not enough wait untill you climb over the rail of the viewing platform in your crampons admist the camera flashes of envious tourists.
We return to the refuge for the second night.

Friday :

To finsh in style we set off on the “Triangle du Tacul” for the “Chere Gully”.
Gaining only 350m the height gain is still a challenge since it is principally ice with short passages of 80 degrees and some good quality snow and rock.
This provides you with an opporunity to strectch out your muscles after yesterday’s summit and put to good use all the skills you have mastered over the past days.

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