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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Pyrenees 3000m Peak Trek in the Salenques Valley 16th June 2018

Spain is usually known for its beaches and sunshine, but it also has the wonderful mountain range of the Pyrenees which separates it from France. Running for more than 430km and rising to higher than 3,400m in elevation; the range offers extensive trekking and easy climbing peaks over 3000m.

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!

Bernese Oberland Trek 14th July 2018

The Bernese Oberland is one of the Alps' most impressive ranges. This trek traverses the Bernese Oberland range from east to west on a wonderful high Alpine trail across glaciated terrain: the group will be roped up and wear crampons for significant sections of the trek. Stunning panoramic views stretch out in all directions making the Bernese Oberland a 'must-do' destination.

Classic Haute Route Trek 16th June 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.

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