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New : Ice climbing week end around the Argentiere glacier

New : Ice climbing week end around the Argentiere glacier
Physical Level 3  
Technical Level 2  
Category Ice Climbing
Number of days : 2
Price : 550€

Due to the receding phenomenon of glaciers in the Alps, two vertical cliffs have surfaced on each side of the terminal section of the Argentière glacier in the Chamonix valley. Since the end of the eighties this area has been offering new ice-climbing possibilities for all levels. EMHM (grade 4; 110m/330ft), Icelander (grade 6; 120m-360ft) and 30 more. More recently even dry-tooling lines have been released.  Join us for a unique 2-day ice-climbing experience, with an overnight at the friendly and welcoming Lognan mountain hut in a splendid high alpine setting.

For any further information, feel free to contact Flore: +33 4 50 53 00 88 or by email

Day 1: Back on track
Meet your mountain guide at the bottom of the Grand Montets lift in Argentière at 8H00. After checking our equipment we ride the cable car to Lognan. It takes us 30 mn to reach the abseiling belay start. We either rappel down of hike down to the base of the ice-climbs on the left bank of the glacier, to reach either EMHM of Home wet Home (grade 4, 80m/250ft). We spend the night at the Lognan hut.


Day 2: Multi pitch ice climbing day
After an early start we hike across the glacier to the other side. From there we get to the base of Grand Bleu (grade 4+, 100m/300 ft), or Mur des Jumelles (grade 5, 100m/300ft). After our climb we make our way back to Lognan and ride the lift down to the valley bottom. We return to Chamonix around 4 pm.

This program can be modified depending on the weather and mountain conditions




2017 DATES:

- December 2016, 23rd & 24th  

- January 2017, 7th & 8th  

- January 2017, 21st & 22nd

- February 2017 4th & 5th  

- February 2017 18th & 19th  


Minimum and maximum 2 participants per guide.
In terms of group size, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.


ACCOMMODATION 1 night in a mountain hut on half board basis (dinner, sleeping and breakfast)


MISCELLANEOUS Bring some cash money for personal expenses, a Passport or ID card. Repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.


MEETING POINT 8.00am on Day 1 at the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix.


PHYSICAL LEVEL  People in a good physical shape.

TECHNICAL LEVEL  This climbing course is aimed at people with some experience in crampon use and ice climbing.


RATE WINTER 2017: 550€/person

Included in the package:

- Mountain guiding service,

- Technical equipment: crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet

- Take out lunches and daily snacks

- Accommodation in Lognan mountain hut in ½ board basis (1 night)


Not included:

- Personal technical equipment (clothes)

- High mountain boots (rigid soles)

- Accommodations in Chamonix pre & post course

For any further information, feel free to contact Flore: +33 4 50 53 00 88 or by email


190 place de l'Eglise

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88