+33 (0) 787371926

Cosmiques Arete – Aiguille du Midi AD -

Route:

Cosmiques Arete -  Aiguille du Midi - Chamonix - France

Category:

Mountaineering

Route Gallery:

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.

Links/ featured courses:

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.

> Return to Route Index

Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

📷: @skiascent

#verticalfrontiers #mtnguide
#climbing_is_my_passion
#britishmountainguides
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Vertical Frontiers Ltd

Summit of the #Eiger this morning with Sarah.

Good conditions on the south ridge from the Monchjoch Hut, and we had the top to ourselves. Being patient with the weather paid off in the end. ☀️

Lots of teams on the other nearby classics: Monch, Jungfrau, Fisherhorn etc

#verticalfrontiers #mtnguide
#climbing_is_my_passion
#britishmountainguides
#alpinism @ Grindelwald, Switzerland
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Vertical Frontiers Ltd

Eiger plans on hold for 24 hours. Waiting for the snow to burn off a bit. Instead we traversed the Monch, via a verglas encrusted SW ridge.

Now resting before tomorrow’s early start for the Eiger south ridge.

/

Our #MontBlanc team were successful on the Grand Paradiso yesterday. Currently on route back to Chamonix.

#busyseason #verticalfrontiers
#mtnguide #chamonix
#britishmountainguides
#climbing_is_my_passion @ Mönchsjochhütte
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Some new (sunny) photos added to the Aiguille de l'Index route page. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Climbing the Index with Sarah this morning. A nice mellow day after an especially long day on Monte Viso’s east ridge a couple of days ago.

Pretty busy on the route today, we did about a million short pitches for practice and to give the other teams some room.

A rest day tomorrow, and then the Eiger 👍🏔

#verticalfrontiers #mtnguide
#chamonix
#climbing_is_my_passion
#britishmountainguides
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
+33 (0) 787371926

We are open for enquires 7 days a week all year, we check and respond to emails once a day during the high season

Get in touch...

Your Name

Your Email

Your Message

captcha