Mountaineering day trip on the Cosmiques Ridge, Chamonix

Mountaineering day trip on the Cosmiques Ridge, Chamonix
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Intermediate
  • Spoken languages: English, French
  • Fitness level: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: minimum 16 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi, 100 Place de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

From the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, you will go on a ridge course mixing snow and rock with one or two abseils during the ascent.

The Mont-Blanc massif and the Alps in general are a vast playground for mountaineers. The Cosmiques Ridge is an ideal course to discover mountaineering, it is easily accessible and achievable in a day.

You will progress in glacial and mountainous terrain in the best possible conditions accompanied by your mountain guideMartin Narcy.

Programme:
You start your trip at the cable car (between 8:30 and 10 am depending on the opening and the season) where your instructor awaits you. You go up the Aiguille du Midi and then go down the Aiguille ridge. With your crampons, you travel a glacial crossing until the start of the course. You progress in snow or rock in granite blocks until you reach the abseils. Then you cross two climbing passages intertwined with rope progression stretching to the summit of theAiguille du Midi at 3,842 meters high. You return to the cable car enjoying a stunning view, including of the Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Géant. The return to the valley takes place in the middle of the afternoon.

Objectives:
- Progression in mixed terrains
- Learning to climb with crampons
- Have fun in the mountains

Activity requirements

Required level: know how to dig in with crampons
Minors must have authorisation from their parents.

Special terms

Price is given for a group of 1 or 2 participants.
Possibility to rent the equipment (mountaineering shoes, harness, crampons, ice ax, ...) on site
Activity subject to weather conditions

Included
  • Mountain guide
  • Collective equipment
Excluded
  • Ski lift pass
  • Personal technical equipment
Do not forget to bring
  • Suitable clothing and footwear
  • Lunch
  • Water & snacks
Meeting point
Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi, 100 Place de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Get directions

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