Arrival Day in Chamonix
You will meet your group and your mountain guide in the Chamonix Experience office on the evening before your ice climbing course begins. You will receive all the details about your guide and the meeting in an email a week before the start of the course.
The meeting is a great opportunity to ask any questions about the course and to check with your guide that you have the right equipment.
The detailed itinerary will depend on the weather, snow and ice conditions and these can vary very much from week to week. Therefore right now we can give you only a rough outline of what will happen on your course day to day.
We will start early today to take the first lift up to Grands Montets. From there we will descend the steep slopes of the Rognon glacier and cross the flat part of the Argentiere Glacier to reach the tiny path leading to the Argentiere hut. This hike should take about 2,5 - 3 hours, arriving at the right time for a lunch!
Afternoon will be spent to refresh your climbing techniques and rope work on the nearby cliff. Your guide will use this day to determine your climbing level and chose the climbing routes for the rest of the week.
Enjoy the first sunset on the hut, the views are stunning!
Days 2 - 4
You will climb some of the most amazing granite routes in the Chamonix valley. Your guide will choose carefully routes appropriate to your level so that you enjoy the climbing while pushing your limits.
You will return back to Chamonix on day 4 afternoon, at about 17:00h.