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Hiking on the glaciers of Punta Helbronner (Mont Blanc)

Hiking on the glaciers of Punta Helbronner (Mont Blanc)

4 hours



From 1 to 6


  • Experience the magnificent environment of the high mountains with a glacier hike at the foot of Mont Blanc.
  • Accompanied by a mountain guide, you walk a route of immense beauty, between rock spires and ice pinnacles.
  • Discover the thrills of mountaineering with an activity suitable for every good walker.

Your guide

Alessandro M.

Born in Aosta, I grew up surrounded by the fantastic peaks of my region. After finishing my studies, I began to get to know the mountain world. In a short time, I became passionate about all mountain disciplines, from trekking to high-altitude mountaineering and ice climbing. In 2016, I fulfilled my dream of becoming an Alpine Guide.

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Full description

Experience the thrill of walking on a glacier at the foot of Mont Blanc. Starting from Courmayeur, you will immerse yourself in a spectacular environment and enjoy the magnificent panorama that only thehigh mountains can offer.

Accompanied by an Alpine Guide, you will walk bound in a rope in the presence of rocky spires and ice pinnacles, discovering breathtaking ridges and vertiginous crevasses, in one of the most beautiful settings in the entire Alpine arc.

This is an excursion without any particular technical difficulties and is suitable for any keen walker. It is a simple approach to the severe environment of the high mountains, a dimension waiting to be discovered, capable of rewarding the most daring with immense emotions.

The excursion is private, it will be just you and the mountain guide. The participation fee will be divided by the number of participants, from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 6.

What we will do

We will meet the mountain guide in Courmayeur (AO), at the departure point of the SkyWay cable car, with which we will ascend directly to Punta Helbronner, at an altitude of over 3,400 metres. Before entering the glacier route, we will have to put on crampons and a harness (included in the participation fee and provided by the guide).

Afterwards, we will have a short briefing in which we will be given the necessary instructions for carrying out the activity in total safety. After that we will be ready to set off on our alpine walk. The length and altitude difference of the hike will be agreed upon according to the physical fitness of the participants. The time taken will range from 2 to 4 hours.

At the end of the hike, we will return to Punta Helbronner and can refresh ourselves with lunch at the Rifugio Torino, as well as visit the Crystal Exhibition. The return to Courmayeur is planned for the afternoon.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is of an easy level, does not involve any particular technical difficulties and is open to any good walker. Taking place above an altitude of 3,000 m, the excursion is not suitable for those with illnesses incompatible with high altitudes.

The minimum age for participation is 15 years. Minors must always be accompanied by a parent.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

This activity is bookable from April to October.

Recommended clothing

Breathable layered clothing, mountain trousers (no ski trousers), gloves, headband or cap

Don't forget to bring

  • hard-soled mountain boots
  • backpack with water and snacks
  • trekking poles (optional)
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • camera

What is included

  • Alpine Guide
  • Harnessing
  • Crampons
  • Cable car ticket
  • Lunch

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Courmayeur, Aosta

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is strict. You get a full refund if you cancel within 15 days from the activity start date. Within 14 and 8 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.