1 day
Duration
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Winter
Dates
Skilled
Level

Cosmiques ridge in winter

From Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m) in Chamonix. A nice exposed climb at high altitude where you will progress at the heart of Mont-Blanc massif.

Following the rockfall in the summer of 2018, this climb is currently replaced by the crossing of the Aiguile d’entrèves or Aiguilles marbrées.

At the start of Aiguille du Midi (3842 m) in Chamonix, the Cosmiques ridge in winter in the heart of the massif is one of the most playful and aesthetic edge climbs of the area. In winter this ridge is less frequented, wilder and more beautiful!

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Dates

Every day from December to April.

Rates

If you are alone or a small group and you’d like to benefit the lowest rate, you can opt for a group session. If you prefer to stay in your private group you can choose the private formula.

Price of the group session:

235€ / person (guaranteed departure from 2 participants)

Price of the private session:

1 participant: 390 € / person
3 participants : 285 € / person

* The price includes

  • supervision by a mountain guide
  • lift pass for Aiguille du Midi

* The price doesn’t include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your personal insurance
  • Your equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical requirements

A good preparation is necessary, this climb is meant for sportive people. Prepare yourself practicing “cardio” endurance sports like biking, hiking and running.  Don’t forget that you’ll be walking with a 8kg backpack at high altitude, which is more physical than without, so don’t forget to train with the extra weight.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1
Departure from St-Gervais in the early morning to get to Chamonix (near 30 minutes by car). From there you will take Aiguille du Midi ski-lifts (3,842 m). Descent of the ridge of Aiguille du Midi and then a short walking towards the pass next to Simond shelter (3,600 m). It is a mixed exposed climb between snow and rocks and with one or two abseiling descents. You will come back with the cable-cars in the early afternoon.

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.