IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Grands Montets flight is unreachable for the moment, the cable car having burned in the fall. It is replaced by our "Long-haul flight" the time that the Cie du Mont-Blanc can perform the work.
The Grands Montets discovery flight is the most accessible of our high-mountain flights. Beginning at the village of Argentière, the Grands Montets cable car will take you up to an altitude of 3295m, to the base of the Drus and Aiguille Verte. After 10 minutes of walking on the glacier, roped to your high-mountain guide and under his strict supervision, you will take off from the Grands Montets glacier. This flight is pure magic ! You will fly over the Nant Blanc and Drus glaciers as well as the Mer de Glace. When conditions are good, it is often possible to fly up the west face of the Drus. The view of the inside of the Mont-Blanc massif, the Vallée Blanche and and the Mer de Glace is incredibly beautiful !
Total duration of this sortie is about 3 hours.
This is a high-mountain flight.
A good fitness level is required and passenger over 85kg should abstain (subject to exceptions).
This flight is not suited for young child. Minimum weight is 45kg.
Make sure to dress for cold weather. When flying at altitudes above 4000m, the temperature can go down as low as -10°C even in August! Pants, fleece, Gore Tex type jacket are in order. Also make sure to bring your sunglasses and wear rigid high-mountain boots.
At reservation, we will agree on a meeting time.
We will meet at «Les Gratte-ciel» paragliding club’s shack at the Bois du Bouchet landing site
Address: Chemin des Gourgnes 74400 Chamonix - France
This site is accessible by foot from Chamonix centre
You can also get there by car. Parking is available close by