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Introduction to glacier travel

Looking for new thrills? An easy hike deep in the Mont Blanc massif, where ice and the sky blend together, is the best approach to glacier travel and will trigger your passion for high mountain and glacier mountaineering.

PROGRAM

This program is specifically designed for beginners, with no previous mountaineering experience on glaciers. It will help you to gain the skills needed for glacier mountaineering and to become proficient with an ice axe, crampons and the climbing rope. In addition to mastering the basic of travelling on a glacier, you will also learn some key safety rules.

DAY

Drop: 200 m
Ascent/descent: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: meeting at 8:00 am at the Skyway station for equipment check and a short briefing.

Depending on the physical preparation of the participants we will decide whether to head to Colle del Gigante, Colle d’Entreves or just to some corner of the glacier to admire up close the vertical granite towers that surround it.

During the hike the Mountain Guide will give you some information on the mountain environment, touching upon geology, glaciology and mountain meteorology. You will also learn the basic techniques for travelling on glaciers safely and comfortably.

DAY

Drop: 200 m
Ascent/descent: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: meeting at 8:00 am at the Skyway station for equipment check and a short briefing.

Depending on the physical preparation of the participants we will decide whether to head to Colle del Gigante, Colle d’Entreves or just to some corner of the glacier to admire up close the vertical granite towers that surround it.

During the hike the Mountain Guide will give you some information on the mountain environment, touching upon geology, glaciology and mountain meteorology. You will also learn the basic techniques for travelling on glaciers safely and comfortably.

DETAILS

DURATION (in days)
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1 Day
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TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
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low
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FITNESS LEVEL
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fair
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PEOPLE
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Min 4 - max 8 for each Mountain Guide
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PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 31/10
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Equipment


Personal equipment
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Clothing
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RATES

330 € fee per person with 1 participant
165 € fee per person with 2 participants
110 € fee per person with 3 participants
85 € fee per person with 4 participants
85 € fee per person with 5 participants
85 € fee per person with 6 participants
85 € fee per person with 7 participants
85 € fee per person with 8 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, and crampons): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers and meals) to be covered by participants
  • lifts (Skyway cableway return ticket: €48 per person)
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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