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Cosmiques Arete – Aiguille du Midi AD -

Route:

Cosmiques Arete -  Aiguille du Midi - Chamonix - France

Category:

Mountaineering

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Route description:

The super classic mountaineering route of Chamonix, continually interesting climbing high above the valley.

The Route weaves it's way up the arete, with short descents and an abseil half way along. The difficulties are on both snow and rock and the character of the route changes depending on conditions. A must do route!

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate – Some short technical sections and a head for heights required!

Length (in metres):

300m

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Chamonix

Aiguille du midi Cable car station

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

March – October. A very reliable route conditions wise.

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Comments/notes:

With such easy access and descent (the route literally finishes at the cable car station) this route can get quite busy in high summer season. An early start from the Cosmiques refuge can work well. Otherwise, be prepared for some waiting at the bottle necks, but theres plenty of photos to take and sandwiches to be eaten.

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Up early to catch the frozen snow, and a bonus sunrise on the 4327m Nadelhorn.

Perfect conditions, and super quiet. We’re back here on the 30th August if anyone’s keen....?

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All six of us to the top of #montblanc yesterday - great weather and conditions.

We even hung out at the summit for a while, a rare treat!

Thanks also to @claphamski for guiding.

Our next Mont Blanc trip starts today with the Grand Paradiso. Let’s hope this weather lasts 🤞

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On our way to the Tete Rousse refuge today - Mont Blanc tomorrow.

Weather looks pretty good 🤞

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Managed to sneak onto the summit of the Grand Paradiso between two days of unsettled and stormy weather.

A little trail breaking was required. All good prep for #montblanc - we’re heading that way tomorrow.

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Here we go - day 1 of this weeks #MontBlanc trip.
A damp start, but still smiling. Up to the Grand Paradiso for the next three days.

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