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Vallée Blanche traverse

Trek the classic Chamonix high alpine route in crampons, starting from the iconic summit of Aiguille du Midi cable car 3842m in France and finishing on the other side of the Vallee Blanche glacier at Punta Helbronner in Italy.


The Vallee Blanche traverse is one of the most spectacular glacier walks in the Alps and an absolutely must see if you are planning to visit Chamonix between May and beginning of September.

It is a relatively easy high altitude trek involving approximately 600m of descent and 200m of ascent, which takes you through the spectacular glaciated terrain of the Glacier de Geant over to Pointe Helbronner on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. You will be surrounded by towering alpine peaks, glistening seracs and icy blue crevasses – which you will get to see again from above as you take the Helbronner cable car back across the Vallee Blanche to the Aiguille du Midi!

You will be accompanied the whole time by one of our highly qualified and experienced UIAGM mountain guides, who will not only lead you but will also share with you their expert knowledge on the area, making this a unique and unforgettable experience.

Stunning views of the Chamonix valley and the majestic Mont Blanc provide incredible photo opportunities! This is a great outing suitable for both experienced alpinists and novices alike, as no previous experience of mountaineering or glacier travel is necessary.

From: 580 €


  • Fitness level 3/5
  • Dates on demand
  • Guiding ratio 1:4
  • 1 day trek
  • Available may – November
Mountaineering boots
Warm hat
Thermal underwear
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Thin gloves
Sun hat
Technical gear
Ice axe
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Telescopic poles
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
35 – 45 litres rucksack
Technical gear
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide – a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.


Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.