Sat, 23 Jan|
Descent of the white valley - Chamonix
Ski descent in a glacial environment, in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif from the summit of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), the famous ski descent of the Vallée Blanche to Chamonix (1030m) is accessible to good level skiers . Make your way with your guide in the middle of the glaciers!
Date et lieu de départ
23 Jan 2021, 08:00
Chamonix Downtown, Chamonix Downtown, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
From Chamonix, we take the Aiguille du Midi cable car in early morning (8am-9am).
Upon arrival at the top of the mechanical lifts, we start the day with a visit to the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), to enjoy the view, admire this construction in high mountain and allow time to get used to the effects of l'altitude. Before being able to put on the skis, we start with the descent on foot from the snow ridge, possibly requiring the crampons. The skis are carried on the bag.
This first technical and vertiginous passage, above the north face overlooking Chamonix, we allow us to reach a shoulder 100m lower, where we put on the _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_skis. From there, depending on the route chosen (vallée blanche classique, Grand Envers), the descent on skis takes 3-4 hours, with a break possible halfway -path to the Requin refuge for the picnic (not included).
Depending on the snow cover, it is possible to go down to Chamonix. Otherwise, you have to go up the stairs to the Montenvers train. In both cases, an ascent wearing skis is necessary, due to glacial retreat...
Variant: We can also decide to make this descent from the slope Italien by joining Courmayeur by bus, then climbing to the top of the _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_ Helbronner cable car (3425m). The wait at the lifts is less long, the route is less busy and even wilder, requiring a little more ease. This variant also allows you to have a view of the Italian side and the beautiful Aosta Valley. The end of the descente is common with the previous route.
Descent of the white valley
The price includes: - Supervision by a high mountain guide - Ski lift fees - The loan of safety equipment (harness, DVA, crampons if necessary) The price does not include: - Transport to the place of departure - The midday picnic - Ski equipment