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Aiguille du Midi – Arête des Cosmiques Aiguille du Midi – Arête des Cosmiques

Aiguille du Midi - Arête des Cosmiques


With excellent quality rock and difficult passages to test your mountaineering skills, Aiguille du Midi is a fascinating ascent!
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The Arête des Cosmiques, with its great granite and the varying degrees of medium difficulty mixed climbing, is one of the most spectacular climbs of the Mont Blanc group. The ridge is just a few steps from the Aiguille du Midi cable car and allows you to practice all of the high-altitude progression techniques: the perfect workout for those who want to approach high-altitude mountaineering.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 250 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours
Meeting point: meeting at 8:30 am at the Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix, FR) terminus for equipment check and a short briefing.

With the cableway, we reach the Aiguille du Midi. Here we put on the crampons and go down on the glacier below on a short and snowy ridge. When we reach the glacier, an easy hike will take us to the Refuge des Cosmiques. Here begins the actual climb, mostly rocky with some nice passing in the snow.
The rock is of excellent quality and climbing passages are III degree on average, but the route has even a V passing and a rappelling descent that make this climb complete and fascinating.
This route has the peculiarity of not having a descent, as the end of the ridge is not far from the arrival of the cable car that takes back to Chamonix.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 250 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours
Meeting point: meeting at 8:30 am at the Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix, FR) terminus for equipment check and a short briefing.

With the cableway, we reach the Aiguille du Midi. Here we put on the crampons and go down on the glacier below on a short and snowy ridge. When we reach the glacier, an easy hike will take us to the Refuge des Cosmiques. Here begins the actual climb, mostly rocky with some nice passing in the snow.
The rock is of excellent quality and climbing passages are III degree on average, but the route has even a V passing and a rappelling descent that make this climb complete and fascinating.
This route has the peculiarity of not having a descent, as the end of the ridge is not far from the arrival of the cable car that takes back to Chamonix.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 31/10
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
intermediate
fair
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 31/10
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

400 € fee per person with 1 participant
220 € fee per person with 2 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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