Arête des Cosmiques IV 250m (Aiguille du Midi)
The super classic alpine ridge just one hour from ChamonixENQUIRE
You will meet your guide in Chamonix the previous afternoon to explain the activity and check the gear (possibility of going with him to rent or buy gear if you need to). The morning of the climb we'll get early to the Aiguille du Midi cable car, where the ridge ends. There we will gear up and we will go down the famous and sharp east ridge to the Plató du Midi, to continue until the old Cosmic Observatory, where the climb begins. The first part consists of snow slopes to the first tower where we will fully enter the ridge; exposed steps, rappels, rock climbing, downclimbing... we won't get bored climbing the ridge. To finish, a staircase will take us to the Terrasse des Cosmiques, already in the Aiguille du Midi cable car, where we will return and have the chance to view our surroundings before going down back to the valley. Ratio: 1 guide / 2 participants max
The super classic ridge of Chamonix
The Arête des Cosmiques is one of the introductory climbs to the alpine world of Chamonix. Easy and affordable for anyone with a bit of mountain experience, this climb will leave you wanting to discover other great classics in the massif.
Omar is one of our guides in Chamonix, who will guide you on this climb. With a lot of experience in alpine terrain and his friendly character, Omar will ensure that your experience in the Cosmiques will be remembered for a long time.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
Guide cabin lift to Aiguille du Midi
Rope and carabiners
What's Not Included
Transport to Chamonix
Accommodation in Chamonix
Personal technical gear such as crampons, axe, harness or helmet
Everything that does not appear in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"
Arête des Cosmiques
The classic alpine ridge and introduction to the Montblanc Massif
The Cosmiques Ridge is a superb varied route very popular among climbers who travel to Chamonix and locals. It is the perfect introduction to Alpine mixed climbing and it doesn't have any tricky movements, allowing anyone with a little bit of climbing and mountaineering experience to enjoy it without complications. The route is also known as the Cosmiques Arête and South-South-West Ridge. It's graded at AD (IV - 250m). The rock is excellent quality throughout and there are plenty of locations to place protection.
It is the perfect climb to introduce you to the alpine world of Chamonix and Montblanc.
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