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Ice Schools with the Megève Guides Bureau: Glacier des Bossons and Mer de Glace

Discover the Ice Schools with the Megève Guides Office: Glacier des Bossons and Mer de Glace

The ice schools offered by Megève’s Bureau des Guides are a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of the Alps’ glaciers. The Glacier des Bossons, accessible all year round, and the Mer de Glace, open from June, offer unforgettable experiences for all levels.

What is an Ice School?

An ice school is an educational and sporting activity that teaches progression and safety techniques on glaciers. Supervised by experienced guides, participants can discover the basics of mountaineering and improve their ice skills. It’s an ideal adventure for beginners looking for an introduction to the world of glaciers, as well as for experienced mountaineers looking to perfect their techniques.

Glacier des Bossons : A Glacier Playground Open All Year Round

The Glacier des Bossons, near Chamonix, is the glacier with the longest descent in Europe. Its year-round accessibility makes it an ideal place to learn glacier techniques.

  • Proposed activities: Learning cramponing techniques, ice axe use and progression on ice.
  • Difficulty: Suitable for beginners to intermediate levels.
  • Duration: full day.

Mer de Glace: A mythical setting from June onwards

The Mer de Glace is France’s largest glacier, located on the northern slopes of the Mont-Blanc massif. This majestic site is perfect for ice courses and mountaineering workshops from June and the reopening of the Montenvers train.

  • Activities: Advanced cramponing techniques, ice anchoring, glacier climbing and ice climbing.
  • Difficulty: Suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders.
  • Duration: Full-day sessions or multi-day courses.

Why choose the Bureau des Guides de Megève?

The Bureau des Guides de Megève offers professional and personalized supervision for all its ice schools. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

  • Expertise: Our guides are certified professionals, passionate about the mountains and experts in their field.
  • Safety: We make it a point of honor to ensure the safety of our participants through rigorous supervision and quality equipment.
  • Flexibility: We offer sessions for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and a variety of formats to meet your needs.

Book Your Glacier Adventure

Ready to discover the wonders of the glaciers with the Bureau des Guides de Megève? Reserve your place now for a session on the Glacier des Bossons (available all year round) or at the Mer de Glace (from June).

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