Fiche "la mer de glace"


RDV at 8h30 in front of the Montenvers Train Station in Chamonix

Train ride to Montenvers at around 1930m altitude (30 mins)

A walking path will take us to the equipped section (ladders, cables and chains) and descend onto the glacier (30mins to 1hr).  Initially, the glacier is covered with scree and stones and a 15 minute or so walk will eventually take us onto the ice.  We will crampon up and take the direction of the Moulins where a canyon like formation has been eroded by the torrent which disappears into the heart of the glacier (40 mins)

Here, we can propose ice climbing or continue in the direction of the junction with the Leschaux glacier. Here the glacier is quite chaotic and is understandable why the glacier gets its name.  A bit of ice climbing here for approximately 1 hour before returning to Montenvers.

For the Longer trek, allow about 5/6 hours of walking and for stopping off at Les Moulins for 4 hours.


Duration: 1 full day

Périod: June to Oktober

Participants: 6 maximum


1 -2 pers 3 - 4 pers 5 - 6 pers
380 € / day 400 € / day 420 € / day

This price includes guiding fee and supervision and the loan of technical equipment


 Technical material        clothes      additionnal
 Rucksack  mountaineering long legged trousers  sun glasses
 crampons  fleece jacket  sun cream
 harness  wind jacket  food and drink
 helmet  gloves  camera
 ice axe    bonnet, casquette ou chapeau  
 walking poles    an other layer in case...  

 *supplied by guide


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