Mer de Glace balcony Mer de Glace balcony


This trek, with a touch of 'verticality' is situated around the junction of several glaciers. In majestic surroundings, you will experience walking on the glacier, crevasse crossing, vertical ladder passages as well as 2 nights in a comfortable refuge.

This is surely a 'cocktail' not to be consumed with moderation where you will discover the world and outstanding beauty of a High Mountain environment.


Day 1: Meeting in front 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 3: With an early start, we will take the 'roller coaster' balcony path overlooking the Mer de Glace with its equipped sections and narrow passages, following across and down to our initial departure point.


Experienced walker not afraid of heights, exposed passages.



technical equipment     
clothes       additional equipment
 rucksack of 45L  mountaineering trousers  sunglasses, goggles
 crampons  thick fleece or equivalent  sun cream
 harness  light fleece  food & beverage
 walking poles        windproof jacket  camera
 ice axe  gloves  headlamp
 helmet  balaclava, beanie  sleeping bag liner
 mountain boots  leggings, technical underwear, long sleeve tee-shirt , socks, a change of clothes  first aid kit

* supplied by the guide

A more complete list can be supplied by your guide before your departure. You can hire the technical equipment such as mountaineering shoes, crampons and ice axe at the local sport shops.



*Participant: 6 maximum per guide in a group
*Period: from june to september
High Mountain refuge accommodation:  They may remain open after the end of September but are not guarded.
Private guides also available for this glacier hikes (4 people maximum per guide) 


569 € per person in a group.
Included: The guiding fee, safety equipment, two ½ board nights in a refuge, two lunches and the return Montenvers train ticket.
Not included: first day lunch, drinks, mountaineering equipment.
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