Snowshoeing & Winter Bivouac

We propose you to live the unique experience of a bivouac in the middle of winter. It is an immersion in the wilderness that will take you out of your comfort zone. You will learn how to choose the right spot to set up your camp, how to make a fire in the snow. Your mountain leader will be present to ensure your safety, advise you and transmit his knowledge of the natural environment in which you will evolve. The icing on the cake, you will enjoy a fondue under the stars by the fire before getting warm in your sleeping bag. In short, a nature experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories!
Plateau des glières
Intermediate
2 half days / 1 night
Next training :From 29 January To January 30, 2022
Price per person for a minimum of 5 participants2 half days / 1 nightInformation at +33 623 436 355
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A bivouac in the snow

Highlights of the trip

  • A unique experience of snowshoeing in wild landscapes.
  • A night in a bivouac in the middle of nature.
  • A fondue shared in front of a campfire.

Day 1 : Climb to the bivouac site

D+220m 1h30 to 2h walk

After the departure briefing, we start our ascent towards our bivouac place. We will evolve between forest and mountain pastures off the trail, in a virgin and preserved environment. Then, the view opens up on the surrounding mountains. It is time to find the ideal place to set up our bivouac. In the afternoon, we set up our tent in the snow, look for wood, make a fire, enjoy the evening colors while making an aperitif, share a good meal and enjoy the show that nature offers us.

Night in a tent under the stars.

Day 2 : Return

D-220m 1h30 to 2h walk

After a good night in your cold sleeping bags, you will be the first to watch the sun rise over Mont Blanc! What a privilege! After breakfast, you will have to set up camp in order to get back to the start of the day before with a head full of beautiful memories.

Level required for this outing: Intermediate (See the article on snowshoe levels for self-assessment)

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Good to know about the training
Snowshoeing & Winter Bivouac

The price includes
Supervision by a qualified mountain leader.
The loan of snowshoes and sticks.
The loan of bivouac equipment (tent, cold-weather sleeping bag, insulating ground sheet, stove, shovel, cooking utensils).
Meals (dinner and breakfast).
The price does not include
Emergency and repatriation insurance (Mandatory).
Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
Transportation to the starting point of the trip.
Drinks and food (dry fruits, cereal bars).
Your hiking equipment.
Tips.
Everything that is not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Schedule and meeting place
At 1:30 p.m. in front of the cross-country skiing center on the Plateau des Glières
Required level
Intermediate "Level":
Physical Condition: I am in decent physical condition. I practice a sport activity regularly (2 to 3 times a month). I like to challenge myself on not too long efforts and I need to rest between activities.
Elevation gain : 200m to 500m maximum / day
Duration of effort : 3h maximum / day
Experience needed : None
Carrying : Backpack with the equipment for a night in bivouac
Technical difficulties : Varied and hilly itineraries
Travel organized by the Quartz association
Une organisation du Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliée à l’Apriam
344 chemin de l’oratoire 74290 Alex
Immatriculation Atout France
IM 073.10.0023

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