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Aiguille Croux 2-Day Guided Ascent

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The Aiguille Croux is a fantastic peak in the Mont Blanc massif, and one of our IFMGA certified guides wants to lead you on a 2 day adventure scaling it.

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Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Description

While the Aiguille Croux is a wonderful peak to look at on its own, its the peak’s location that makes it truly special. Resting at the south side of Mont Blanc (4,818m), the Aiguille Croux’s unique position allows it to bathe in sunlight all day. Thus making its ascent an even more glorious experience.

The walls of the mountain are steep, so the climb can easily be considered an athletic one. However, the reward during, and at the completion of the ascent, are some truly spectacular views. Some of the highlights you will get to see include the Freney and Brouillard glaciers. 

This trip will be split into 2 days. The first day will see us venturing from Val Veny to the Monzino hut, where we will spend the night. During the first day’s trek, we will take the Ottoz-Croux route. It is an easy, and incredibly scenic path. The following day, we will leave from the Monzino hut, and switch to climbing mode, as we reach the base of the Aiguille Croux. Once there, we will scale the 400 metre wall. This section of the trek will pose some difficulties, so you should have previous experience and be physically fit. After the climb, drenched in sunlight, you will get to stand atop the summit and admire the Alps, before abseiling back down the mountain’s base.

Blessed with all day sunlight, the Aiguille Croux is a wonderful ascent, and over the course of 2 days, you will get to enjoy every minute. Please send me a request, and let me guide you.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

All participants must also purchase mandatory search and rescue insurance for 5 euros per person.

The price does not include half board accommodation at the Refuge Monzino. It also does not car transfer, Guide expenses (including half-board at the refuge) or climbing equipment, however, you can rent equipment including helmet, harness, crampons, ice-axe, mountain shoes, climbing shoes, for 15 euros per person, per day.


Details

Accommodation

Refuge Monzino

More info

All participants should bring sunglasses with high protective lenses, sunscreen and lip balm, beanie, mountain gloves, breathable t-shirt, warm fleece, waterproof jacket, Schoeller climbing pants, extra t-shirt, camera, 1 litre bottle of water or thermos, cap, energy bars.


About the guide

IFMGA certified mountain guide based in the Aosta Valley. Summer and winter mountain activities in the Valley and nearby locations.

Languages

Italian | French | English

Residence

Aosta, Italy


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5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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