Alpine Glacier Trekking

Glacier trekking is the ideal adventure holiday for people who are looking for something that bit different. Whilst it is the perfect step up for regular walkers, no previous experience is necessary.

Alpine trails are not all equal. Alpine trails incorporating trekking over a glacier offer an opportunity to explore a unique environment and achieve something over and above the norm. Completing a glacier trail is a real achievement! Take the Haute Route trail in the summer, for example: you can complete the Haute Route trail in the normal way on lower level paths or you can gain altitude with our guides and experience the trail as a stunning wilderness, far from the madding crowds.

Glacier trails cross terrain that you simply won't experience anywhere else. Often you will you get the chance to get up close to stunning ice formations and crevasses within glaciated environments, and the mountain views are quite unlike anything you'll see elsewhere! Of course, getting to and from the glaciers includes travelling through more traditional alpine environments too, so the trips offer a true all-round experience. Mountain guides are the only mountain professionals able to guide you on an alpine trek crossing a glacier.

Mountain Tracks runs guided glacier trekking adventure holidays in the Alps from several locations, each offering a different experience.

In addition to experiencing the glaciers up close and personal, you will also enjoy mountain accommodation in some breathtaking situations, camaraderie with group members and an opportunity to really appreciate walking at altitude.

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Selvaggio Blu - Trekking Sardinia's Wild Blue Coastline 13th October 2018

The Selvaggio Blu or the Wild Blue Trek runs for 50 kilometers along the east side of Sardinia's coastline. The route follows the jagged coastline between the two villages of Santa Maria Navarrese and Cala Gonone. It's a 5-day trek covering some technical ground with scrambling, abseiling and nights out camping in caves and on beaches; not for the faint-hearted but a true adventure!

Classic Haute Route Trek 18th August 2018

The Summer Haute Route trail linking Chamonix in France with Zermatt in Switzerland, two of the principal alpine mountaineering centres, is one of the world's great multi-day treks and is featured in National Geographic's top ten worldwide treks.

The Eiger Trek 1st September 2018

The Eiger Trek will take you through stunning scenery and pass directly beneath the celebrated north face of the Eiger. Starting in Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, this high alpine week combines high altitude trekking with some exhilarating via ferrata. You will be experiencing trekking on glaciated terrain and use crampons and glacier travel techniques.

The Italian High Level Route 25th August 2018

This wonderful glacier trek - aka the Matterhorn trek or the "Spaghetti Tour" - provides a high (mostly above 3000m) circumnavigation of the Monte Rosa massif and the Matterhorn, the Alps' most iconic mountain. It crosses some of the most spectacular glacial scenery on the Swiss Italian border.

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