Period :from June till September
Price : From 430 €
One of the most beautiful ridge of the Mont-Blanc group and of the Alps, for nearly beginners (if you are fit, and if you have attended a ice-climbing school or climbed a first easy summit using crampons, you will appreciate this ascent).
On the first day, in the morning, you will follow with your guide the easy footpath going up in the woods of the Cugnon from the village of Les Contamines to Tré-La-Tête mountain hut. From the hut, an uneasy footpath ("Le Mauvais Pas") will lead you to the glacier of Miages. A walk up on the glacier, a footpath crossed by small mountain streams, and you will reach the Conscrits hut by the end of the afternoon. Peaceful evening in the hut, with the warm welcome of our friend Mattel, the hutkeeper. Close to the hut, ibexs come at dusk to lick the salt put on the rock by the hutkeeper.
On the second day, you will leave the hut before dawn, going up on the Miages glacier till the Domes pass (11,693 feet), then climb across the 3 main summits of the Domes of Miage (highest point 12,041 feet) till the Bérangère pass (10,984 feet). A very easy rocky ridge will lead you up to the Bérangère summit (11,237 feet). Way down to the Conscrits hut, and then back to Tré-La-Tête hut. Arrival at Les Contamines by mid-afternoon.