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Aiguille du Midi 1-day climb via the Cosmiques Ridge

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Climb the Aiguille du Midi via the Cosmiques Ridge with IFMGA-certified guide Cristina in the distinct French valley of Chamonix.



1 Day

Jun - Sep



* Ascend the classic Cosmiques Ridge and discover stunning snow-capped scenery.

* Witness the French, Italian and Swiss Alps as we climb the Aiguille du Midi.

* First ascended in 1911, the ridge is interesting yet not too difficult.


Clinging to the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps, the Aiguille du Midi mountain stretches to 3,842 meters (12,605ft). Ascend to the snow-packed peaks that offer stunning panoramic views.

The Aiguille du Midi (French for Needle of the Midday) is the highest mountain peak served by an aerial system, and offers breathtaking views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps.

We will reach the summit via the Cosmiques Ridge, a short route of rock and ice that is popular with climbers for all-around mountaineering skills.

First ascended in 1911, the Cosmiques Ridge is an interesting, yet not too difficult, route. The exposed ridgeline offers amazing views in all directions.

With a maximum guide ratio of 1:2, I can offer much more personal instruction and guidance for you, making the trip both safer and exciting.

The benefit of climbing the Cosmiques Ridge is that its wonderful views are relatively easily assessable, so can be conquered by people who don’t have much climbing experience. However, you are expected to have a good level of fitness.

Reserve your place now to climb the classic Cosmiques Ridge on the Mont Blanc massif and reach the peak of the Aiguille du Midi.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I'm an IFMGA mountain guide from Romania and a member of the Austrian Mountain Guides Association (VOBS) and the East European Mountain Guides Association(EEMGA).

My passions are alpinism, rock and ice climbing and ski touring. Over the last decade and a half I have climbed and skied all corners of the World, spent numerous seasons guiding in the Himalayas, New Zealand, Alps and the Carpathians Mountains.

My primary concern as your guide is your safety. With that comes a great deal of fun, learning and engaging in experiences that will be memorable for a lifetime. I hope to have the opportunity to climb with you and help you achieve climbs, summits and experiences not yet imagined!

I have a very strict policy on guide-to-guest ratios for all types of terrain and these are clearly explained prior to engagement. For multi pitch climbs it is usually 1:1 and it never exceeds 1:2. For single pitch venues (especially on instructional outings) it never exceeds 1:4. Higher ratios are possible with the hiring of additional guides and only following prior arrangements. For treks and ski tours the ratios are more generous but depending on the terrain and/or the group’s experience.

I am comfortable in using for guiding and teaching purposes the following languages: English and Romanian.
Contact me for availability, rates or to customize a program to help you achieve your climbing goals.


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What people are saying about Cristina


The BEST weekend with the most glorious guide!! Cristina is a GEM 💎 - the perfect mix of expert guide and hopefully friend-for-life ⛰. Thank you as ever for going above and beyond to give me the very best experience 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻



It was an amazing experience. Daniel Pobega was excellent. Calm, friendly and very professional. Will definitely book another trip with him if not Vallee Blanche but other future activities.



We had a great time , unfortunately Cosmin broke his arm two weeks before the trip but the replacement guide Nicu Durnac was superb.



The plan was to leave early to ascent Mont Blanc via Trois Monts. As a beginner, Cosmin accessed my performance by timing my ascent to the shoulder of Tacul, else he has to change the plan. I met the timing and proceeded to Maudit. Unfortunately, he made a tough decision to head back as the condition at the foot of Maudit was not great. (We heard serac fell at mid day). Being professional, Cosmin changed the plan to ascent Tacul and we did Cosmique Arete. I would highly recommend this trip!



A Wonderful guide that taking care of everything for the expedition. Had a great mountaineering experience with Cosmin.

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