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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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5 days ago

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Awoke to a wild and blustery day at the Britannia refuge this morning. Plans were scrapped, extra coffees were drunk and we headed down.

Finished the day with some scrambling and summits on the Perron traverse above the Emosson Dam. A day salvaged.

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Fresh snow but summer temperatures on the 4000m Allalinhorn today.

It was nice to follow a track this morning. Tomorrow’s trail breaking is going to be a workout 😬

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1 week ago

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Back up in the #alpine again and enjoying the autumn weather and conditions.

Lots of rime ice on the Marbrees traverse this morning. Scottish.

Off to tick off a couple of Swiss 4000m peaks this weekend.

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Perfect autumn climbing weather. Photo: @allyswinton of Sara scrambling across the Perrons yesterday. The classic rocky ridge line above the Emosson reservoir.

It’s been a mixed few days weather wise, and the original plan of climbing the Grand Paradiso was out on hold. Flexibility is the key to a happy trip :)

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