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INTRODUCTION

This is the Ultimate in glacier trekking.  Joining the 2 mountaineering capitals over the space of a few days with the encounter of a different glacier each day.  Breathtaking in the sense of the word and physically, as a majority of ascents are around 3800m altitude and the sense of achievement on seeing the Matterhorn after a truly amazing trek.

PROGRAM

Day 1 : (↗ 502m ↘ 0m)  Tour village - chairlift col de Balme (2200m)- Refuge Albert 1er (2702m)  Crampon technic revision on the Tour glacier.
 
Day 2 : (↗ 586m ↘ 1094m)  Refuge Albert 1er (2702m)- Tour Glacier - col sup du Tour(3288m) - Trient Glacier – Orny Glacier  – Chairlift de la breya (2194m) -  Champex  Village (1466m)
 
Day 3 : (↗ 1267m ↘ 315m)   Champex (1466m)- Taxi to Mauvoisin Dam (1976m)- Gietroz Glacier  - col de Cheilon (3243m) – Cabane des Dix (2928m)
 
Day 4 : (↗ 922m ↘ 690m)    Cabane des Dix (2928m)- Pigne d’Arolla ( 3790m)- Cabane des Vignettes (3160m)
 
Day 5 : (↗ 1259m ↘ 985m)     Cabane des Vignettes (3160m)- Otemma glacier (3037m) -  Col de l’Eveque (3382m) - Arolla Glacier - plan Bertol (2520m) -  Cabane Bertol (3311m)
 
Day 6 : (↗ 618m ↘ 2107m)      Cabane de Bertol (3311m) – Montminé Glacier (3200m) - Tête blanche (3707m)- Stokji Glacier– Zermat (1600m) - Return taxi to Chamonix

FOR WHO - LEVEL

No real technical difficulties but as the trek occurs at altitude, it is necessary to be an experienced walker and have a good physical condition with practicing an endurance sport, such as running or cycling.

EQUIPMENT

 

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.

 

 

INFORMATION

*Participant: 6 maximum per guide in a group
 
*Period: From mid-June to mid-August
 
At anytime, the guide has the right to modify the itinerary, according to the weather conditions and the physical aptitude of the participants.
 
Private guides also available for this glacier hikes (4 people maximum per guide) 
 
 

RATES

1320 € per person in a group.
 
Included: The guiding fee for six days, safety equipment, five ½ board nights in a refuge, 5 picnic lunches, taxi transfer and lift passes. 
Not included:  first day lunch, drinks, mountaineering equipment
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Contact

EVOLUTION 2 CHAMONIX
350 avenue de la Plage
74 400 CHAMONIX

planning.chamonix@evolution2.com
Tél : 0033 4 50 55 90 22