2 days
Duration
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Spring, Winter
Dates
Advanced, Skilled
Level

Dômes de Miage by Durier

The Dômes de Miage by Durier: the most beautiful snow ridge of Tré la Tête basin, a mythical crossing in one of the wildest areas of Mont-Blanc massif!

The private kingdom of our guides!

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Dates

Group sessions: Every Saturday from June to mid-September depending on the conditions.
Private sessions: Every day from June to mid-September 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 option:

655€ / person (guaranteed departure from 2 subscriptions)

Price of the private option:

1180€ for 1 person
3 participants: 815€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Half-board at Durier
  • 2 lunches
  • Taxi (4×4) to Chalets de Miage
  • Tea for the climb and water with your meals

* The price doesn’t include

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

Participants and supervision

Max. 2people per guide. Guaranteed departure in group sessions from 2 subscriptions. You’ll be supervised by a mountain guide.

Technical and physical requirements

A first experience on another summit is required for this climb.

The climb requires a good training and is addressed to sports people. You’ll be walking for approx. 10 hours a day, so you’ll have to prepare and practice cardio during your endurance trainings. (biking, running, …)  Don’t forget that you’ll be walking with a 8 kilograms backpack, this increases the amount of effort needed to walk, be sure to be training with this extra weight.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program for the 2 days

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office for the briefing where you will meet your guide.

 Day 1
From La Gruvaz car park (1,150 m) you will get to Miage chalets (1,559 m). You will go on towards Col de Miage through the pastures and you will climb a rocky steep slope and the moraine to reach Plan-glacier refuge (2,730 m, a hut with resident warden). Then you will get to the glacier by crossing along the western slope (cable ways) and you will cross Miage glacier. You will walk up the spur towards Col de Miage where the refuge stands (3,358 m). Near 8-hour walking. Difference in height of +2,200 m.

Day 2
From Durier refuge (3,358 m) you will follow a ridge which borders Col de Miage to come and stumble over a small wall that you will climb. Complexity level of II+ max. Then you will reach the fifth Dome (3,672 m) via a snow ridge. In order to get to the fourth dome, which forms the E summit, Dômes de Miage peak (3,673 m), you will follow a mainly rocky exposed ridge on the E slope by climbing and downclimbing. Then a snow descent via a large ridge will lead you to Col des Dômes (3,564 m).
From Col des Dômes you will follow the classic crossing of Dômes de Miage which leads to Aiguille de la Bérangère. Then depending on the conditions and in order to relieve the descent you will slide down on your bottom to Conscrits refuge (2,600 m).
From the refuge you will get to Tré-la-Tête refuge (1,920 m) via the suspension footbridge or via Tré-La-Tête glacier depending on the conditions. From Tré-la-tête refuge you will go down to Contamines village. Near 10/12-hour walking. Difference in height of +700m -2200m.  

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.