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Climbing Aiguille du Midi

Explore this stunning alpine peak and the Mont Blanc Massif

Situated close to Chamonix in the French Alps, Aiguille du Midi stands tall at 3842 meters. The summit of this mountain can be reached via the Cosmiques Ridge and from the top, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the alps.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Nicolas

5.00

January, 2022

6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

Une expérience incroyable avec un guide (Stéphane) au top, 5jours de préparations technique + ascension du Mont Blanc. Une super ambiance (c’est important !) une préparation technique et mise en condition (cramponage ..) parfaite Plus qu’un guide nous avons trouvé un amis ! Je recommande a tout ceux qui veulent découvrir des lieux naturels exceptionnels En toute sécurité je suis avec un pro.! Merci pour cette belle aventure qui nous aura marqué fortement et ouvre le champ de nombreuses nouvelles opportunités !

Jonathan

4.00

January, 2022

6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

Guide très professionnel et expérimenté. On a passé un excellent séjour.

Holger Keil

5.00

September, 2022

6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

We spent a perfect week with Stephane in Chamonix. The 3 days acclimatization in the beginning are physically rather less demanding, but seemed very important to learn and deepen mountain climbing techniques as well as getting used to the altitude and to each other. The climb itself is very demanding, though. We started from the town of Bionnassay to the Tete Rousse Hut (1800 meters in altitude) on day 1, continued to the summit of Mont Blanc on day 2 (YES, we made it!) and returned to Tete Rousse Hut on day 2 (1800 meters up and down) and down to Bionnassay on day 3. Stephane made an outstanding job in keeping us going and motivated - and of course, high mountain trekking is exhausting and physically and mentally challenging. One should be aware of that before thinking of ascending Mont Blanc. We saw many other groups that were not well prepared and had difficulties during the trip. The 6 day itinerary gives the chance of evaluating one's capacities before starting the ascent. I would definitely recommend as well the trip as the guide Stephane Comte! Thank you!

Marco de Jong

4.00

August, 2022

Arete des Cosmiques Guided Ascent

We have had a great time - Impressive, challaging and safe. Compliments to Daniël out Guide.

Jeffrey S Posey

5.00

August, 2022

Arete des Cosmiques Guided Ascent

We were unable to climb the Arete des Cosmiques due to rock fall and crevasse issues, but we were able to re-route to the Aiguillie du Marbrees and it turned out to be the best choice given the situation. Had a great experience and Catalin Dobre was excellent in guiding me to a wonderful adventure

Adrian Peck

4.00

August, 2022

Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

We had a fantastic 5 days mountaineering with Kyriakos, despite Gouter Refuge being shut and the Glaciers around Mont Blanc being generally unsafe. The ascent of Gran Paradiso is something I’ll remember for a very long time. A massive thank you to Kyriakos for everything that you taught us.

Miika Oksanen

4.00

July, 2022

Aiguille du Midi 1-day climb via the Cosmiques Ridge

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DAN MORUGA

5.00

July, 2022

Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

Kyriakos was the best guide that we could asked for and more. Very professional and skilled in any aspect of mountaineering and climbing. We learned from him a lot , spend together 5 amazing days full of action.

Brad Hope

3.00

July, 2022

6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

Dear Sir I am very disappointed to say that I am appalled by your guide and his service. The first 3 days he was excellent and trained us well. Once we got in the mountain everything changed. He didn’t bother to check our bags which ended up with us carrying 8/9 KG’s overweight. Not only till another guide asked him why my bag was so big did he realize that it was a good idea to check. Not very professional. Then instead of been on the mountain 3 nights (as planned) he ran us up and down in 2 nights (3 days). Because of a storm on the second day, we did not summit. The next day the weather was better and if he had stuck to the plan, we would have made it. On summit day he kept shouting at my son (in front of a lot of people) just because my son took a few minutes more to get ready. He shortened our time on the mountain by one night just so he could get too the next client. On the 5th we were supposed to decent from Tette Rousse to the train. He was already with the next couple. At one stage I wanted to walk with 2 poles, he didn’t let me. (many other people used 2 poles) The only thing that interested him was breaking records for going up and down. I felt like I was in army basic training. I am 56 years old. On the last day from Tette Rousse to the train, he ran down so fast that the last 15 minutes on the mountain we were alone (he was at the train station) I trusted him and got scammed. In short, I already have a 4 team trip for next year, but because I cannot trust you or your guide I am forced to use a another company. I will not either be able to recommend your company to others either. Pity, it cost me a lot of money. And I believe you owe me on day fee, as we spent 2 nights on the mountain and not 3. Very disappointing

Michiel Coolens

5.00

July, 2021

Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

Een indrukwekkende ervaring, zeer goede begeleiding en vlotte organisatie. De eerste dagen afwisselende trek en klimtochten om te acclimatiseren en gewenning te krijgen met omgeving, de gids staat open voor suggesties en persoonlijke voorkeuren.

Jonathan Barre

5.00

July, 2021

6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

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Gabriela Jansen

5.00

October, 2020

Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

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Nathan Wang Liao Yinan

5.00

August, 2020

Classic climbs around the Mont Blanc massif, 5 days

Great guide - mihnea was fun, placed a strong emphasis on safety, and also gave us advice on how to improve our climbing and alpinism!

Angèle Horsch & Gerhard, Koln

5.00

August, 2019

1-day Vallée Blanche Traverse on Mont Blanc from Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix to Punta Helbronner (Italy)

It was a great experience to be guided by Pawel. He created such a warm and relaxed atmosphere, that we felt like being on a trip with a friend. Still he conveyed so much confidence and security, that we weren’t even a bit nervous about doing some mixed climbing routes, which we wouldn’t have felt able to do in the beginning. So these two days in Chamonix with Pawel led to a considerable growth of our self-confidence in our alpine skills, for which we are really grateful. I only can recommend Chamonix Vertical and Pawel as a guide and hope to experience the mountains with them again soon.

GHEETHA ARUMUGAM

5.00

July, 2019

Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. For one who has limited climbing skills, it was gradual and exciting.

Frazer Gillespie

5.00

July, 2019

Mont Blanc 5-day ascent with previous training

We found Kyriakos to be thorough, professional, even tempered and completely trustworthy. At no point did we notice unnecessary risk or exposure and Kyriakos’s professional manner shone through at all times. We would definately consider using his services again in the future. Frazer Gillespie (Inverness, Scotland).

Hirokazu Hirano

5.00

July, 2018

6-day Mont Blanc ascent with acclimatization

Thank you for your supporting.Thanks to you,I could climb Mt.Mont blanc. I'm begginer,but Stephanes's advice and feelings are good. I wanted to know schedule in detail. Kind regards Hirokazu Hirano

Casey Hall

5.00

July, 2018

Arete des Cosmiques Guided Ascent

Mathis is a very knowledgeable guide. We made great time and learned a fair amount about moving fast in Alpine terrain.

Jose Luis

5.00

November, 2017

Arete des Cosmiques Guided Ascent

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Augustin

5.00

September, 2016

Guided mountaineering tour in the Alps

Ce voyage était une formidable expérience. C'était la première fois que je faisais de l'alpinisme et tous s'est bien passé. C'était parfaitement adapté à notre niveau. Et puis le guide était génial. C'était super de faire ça entre père et fils sans les mamans. Ca donnait au voyage une ambiance particulière. :-)

Guillaume

5.00

September, 2016

Guided mountaineering tour in the Alps

I lived a fabulous mountaineering experience together with my guide Julia and 13 years old godson. It was the first time I walked with crampons on a glacier at the bottom of Aiguille du Tour. I didn’t expect this great feeling of meditating while walking surrounded by amazing views. Thank you so much Julia for your kindness and professionalism, highly appreciated! And thank you Expore-Share.com for putting us together! Guillaume


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Aiguille du Midi

The sights here really are unbeatable. With their distinctive chiseled appearance, both the Aiguille du Midi and the nearby Arete des Cosmiques appear to have to specially designed.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+33

Language

French

Currency

Euro (EUR)

How to get there

Fly to Geneva and transfer to Chamonix from there

Best time to visit

The milder months of the summer are the best months for mountain climbing

Weather

The climate during the warmer months tends to be stable and mild however the higher you get up the Aiguille du Midi the colder it gets. The wind can also pick up quickly

More info about Mountain Climbing in Aiguille du Midi:

You can access Aiguille du Midi via the Cosmiques Ridge. This ridge is a classic climb in itself. You can reach the summit in one day and enjoy amazing views of the French, Italian and Swiss AlpsThis is a great climb for those who have some mountain climbing experience but are not experts. If you just want to hike the Cosmiques Ridge or Arete des Cosmiques you can take the cable car up and climb from there

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