Fiche" Les Balcons de la mer de glace"


Day 1: RDV at 8h30 infront of the Montenvers Train Station

Train ride to Montenvers at 1930m altitude (30mn).

A walking path will take us to the equipped section (ladders and chains) and descent onto the glacier where we will proceed on the Mer de Glace and Tacul glacier to the Géant séracs (ice formations) and take another equipped passage leading to the Requin hut (refuge at 2516m and overnight stay.

Day 2: After breakfast, we will retrace our itinerary back down towards the Tacul glacier and take the direction of the Leschaux glacier where we will climb the vertiginous ladder and cable section  and follow the path to the Couvercle refuge at 2700m and consequent overnight stay.

Day 3With an early start, we will take the 'roller coaster' balcony path overlooking the Mer de Glace with it's equipped sections and narrow passages, following across and down to our initial departure point.

Participants:  6 pers 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 certain equipment.


 Technical material        clothes      additionnal equipement
 Rucksack (45l)  mountaineering long legged trousers  sun glasses
 crampons  fleece jacket  sun cream
 harness  wind jacket  food and drink
 helmet Technical underwear first aid kit
 Ice axe  gloves  camera
 Mountain boots adapted for crampons  beanie and peaked cap  headlamp
 walking poles    an other layer in case...

 sleeping bag liner

supplied by guide

Additional information:

- High Mountain refuge accommodation.  They may remain open after the end of September but are not guarded

- Experienced walker not afraid of heights, exposed passages'


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