If you want to leave ski slopes, to take time to appreciate and to fully live the mountain : This route gives you two days and one night of total immersion in the majestic area of the Vallée Blanche. This program is perfectly adapted to an initiation of ski touring, to get acquainted with the equipment and its use, while privileging the pleasure to be in the mountains.
Day 1: Departure by the Aiguille du Midi cable car, we ski easily to the Rognon pass, then follow the east face of the Mt Blanc du Tacul to get to La Combe Maudite where we will put our skins on. In the middle of this chaos of crevasses, we cross the Combe Maudite to ascent the Entrèves pass (3 527 m), between the Tour Ronde and the Aiguille d’Entrèves. We can appreciate the magnificent view of the Courmayeur Italian mountains, far to the Grand Paradis, and on the French side, from la Vanoise to the Ecrins massif. We ski down toward the Géant seracs, then get to the Requin hut (2 512 m) to spend the night, perched on a rock outcrop surrounded by glacier and splendid granite towers.
Elevation gain: 350 m / Vertical loss: 1300m.
Day 2: After a short descent towards the « salle à manger » (the dining room) and the Tacul glacier, we turn right on the Leschaux glacier, just before Mer de Glace. Then we continue up the glacier until we reach the base of the Grande Jorasses. The view over one of the most impressive North faces of the Alps is purely breathtaking! Here stands a hard core mountaineer’s dream! Our alpine adventure ends at the so-called “Cairn 2716m” point, just under the Leschaux Needle. On the way down we follow a classic route down Vallée Blanche on Mer de Glace. Snow conditions may allow us to ski down all the way to Chamonix, or stop at the Montenvers cog-train.
Elevation gain: 600 m / Vertical loss: 1300m.
Organization: The previous day the head-guide will contact by to answer your questions, and provide complementary information (i.e. touring gear, clothing, specific equipment etc.)
The group is composed of 4 to 6 skiers maximum per guide.
The Chamonix Guides Company’s guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
Lodging: In catered mountain huts; nights in dormitory.
Winter price 2017: 360€/person.
- mountain guiding services
- Half-board in mountain huts and inns (dinner, night and breakfast)
- take out lunches and daily snacks
- lift access and shuttles during the tour
- Avalanche transceiver rental (DVA), shovel, probe and harness.
- personal drinks,
- Technical equipment
Documentation: ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
Extras: Bring some extra cash for personal expenses (Euros and Swiss Francs)
We can organize and privatize this ski touring trip for you.
You are your own group (friends, family…)? We propose you a personalized trip; you chose your date of departure (depending on hut availability).
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Phone number: 0033 4 50 53 00 88