1 day
Duration
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Winter
Dates
Skilled
Level

Aiguilles Marbrées in winter

Introduction to winter mountaineering. Mixed itinerary at high altitude, starting in Courmayeur at Pointe Helbronner (3462 m). You will evolve in between the big summits of the Mont-Blanc massif, easy to access from the Skyway gondola.

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Dates

From January to May depending on the conditions.

Rates

If you are alone or a small group and you’d like to benefit the lowest rate, you can opt for a group session. If you prefer to stay in your private group you can choose the private formula.

Price of the group session:

265€ / person (guaranteed departure from 2 participants)

Price of the private session:

1 participant: 460 € / person

* The price includes

  • supervision by a mountain guide
  • lift pass for Skyway
  • Mont-Blanc tunnel fee

* The price doesn’t include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your personal insurance
  • The picknick
  • Your equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical requirements

A good preparation is necessary, this climb is meant for sportive people. Prepare yourself practicing “cardio” endurance sports like biking, hiking and running.  Don’t forget that you’ll be walking with a 8kg backpack at high altitude, which is more physical than without, so don’t forget to train with the extra weight.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1

Departure early in the morning from St-Gervais to Courmayeur (Italy, 40 minutes by car). From there, we take the gondola to Pointe Helbronner (3535m). This allows easy access to the Glacier du Géant, to reache the ridge of Aiguilles Marbrées. Depending on the conditions, this race can be done in back and forth or a tour. We learn the basic techniques of mountaineering smoothly (snow and rock). The setting is great, between the Ridge of Rochefort to the Grandes Jorasses and the Ridge of Peuterey to Mont Blanc! … The return is by the gondola, in the early afternoon.

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.