Lying on the edge of the Grands Montets ski area, the Lognan hut is an ideal place to stay for a trip of ski touring. Built next to the Argentière glacier serac chute the hut offers a warm welcome and generous helpings of typical Alpine cuisine. This trip allows you to explore the fabulous skier’s playground that is the Argentière basin and enjoy some extremely high quality skiing.
Programme includes: great ski touring in scenery unique in the world.
Day 1: Our day begins with the handsome descent of the Rognons glacier from the top station of the Grands Montets cable car (3300m). Having arrived at the Argentière glacier (2550m), we put on our skins and head for the Améthystes glacier and then the lower slopes of the Aiguille d’Argentière (3150m). Throughout the ascent there are spectacular views over the legendary north faces of the Argentière glacier: the Triolet, Courtes, Droites and Aiguille Verte. Superb descent to the Lognan hut (2032m), where we spend the night.
Vertical ascent: 700m / Vertical descent: 1950m
Day 2: Col du Passon (3028m). We climb up the length of the Argentière glacier, which we cross to reach the Passon moraine (2380m). We cross the moraine on foot and we may require crampons. The climb continues on skis. The slopes here are wide up until the col, which we reach using crampons and roped together via a couloir about a hundred metres high. The views from the col, over not only the Argentière basin but also the Le Tour basin, are simply breath-taking. The ski down to the village of Le Tour via the Le Tour glacier is a Chamonix valley must! 1600m of great skiing!
Vertical ascent: 1000m / Vertical descent: 1600m
This programme is meant as a guide only. Depending on the abilities of the group and the conditions in the mountains, your mountain guide may alter the route.
Ability level: For people who regularly exercise/take part in sports and who have a previous ski touring experience.
Accommodation: Half-board in huts.
Preparing for the trip: Our “Ski touring adviser” is available if you have any question.
Group: 4 to 6 people. The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding business. It guarantees the most balanced groups as possible as well as high-quality personalised advice.
Equipment: File can be downloaded.
Documentation: Participants must have mountain sports insurance with repatriation cover. We strongly recommend that this also includes cancellation cover. You can take out insurance offering both of these types of cover when you sign up. Participants must also take valid ID with them.
Meeting and transport: Meet at 09:00 in front of the Grands Montets (Argentière) ticket office. Contact us if you are having difficulty getting to Argentière from Chamonix. Public bus transfer back to Argentière.
Prices 2019: 365€ per person based on minimum of 4 participants.
Included in the package:
- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
- Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
- Ski lift access as per programme,
- Transfers as per programme,
- Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).
- Take out lunches and daily snacks,
- Personal drinks in huts and other personal expenses (we recommend you bring Euros),
- Cost of getting to meeting point and cost of getting back to Chamonix.
- Personal technical equipment.
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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