Aiguille Verte mountaineering traverse, Chamonix


Climbing Aiguille Verte is a dream for mountaineers and this is your chance to reach this summit of the Mont Blanc massif, with Sébastien, IFMGA guide.


5 Days



Aiguille Verte: it's a dream for mountaineers, a major mountain. No way of access to its summit is easy, and it is said "At the Verte one becomes a true mountaineer". This mountain is part of the famous Mont Blanc massif, at the French Alps.

The ascent of the Whymper couloir is as superb as it is long. Then, when we reach the edge of the ridge at the pass, it's magnificent! The following stage is the summit ridge and the arrival to the summit. In fact, it's a magnificent belvedere over the Mont Blanc massif and the Grandes Jorasses. An unforgettable moment!

During the trip, we will cover how to:
– Evolve on ice and mixed terrain, in chutes up to 90°;
– Belay in all safety;
– Belay a second and a leading rope;
– Place efficient protections;
– Lead climbing in 75080° pitches.

This program is for people having extensive mountaineering experience of different levels, both in snow and rock. You need to be in very good physical shape. The snow slopes are maximum 55°, each day lasts 7 to 12 hs and the maximum altitude change is 1400 m.

Did you find this trip tempting? Then please contact me to embark in this adventure together! I love taking my clients climbing mythical summits, and the Dent Blanche, in the Pennine Alps, is another great option.


Day 1: Albert 1 refuge

Meeting at Chamonix in the morning and checking equipment. Car transfer to Montroc (at the bottom of the Chamonix valley). Ascent by cable car to Charmillon. Then we walk up a nice path to the Albert 1 refuge. We leave our belongings and go practice crampon techniques and rope handling at the Tour glacier.

Day 2: Table couloir

Before sunrise, we climb a section of the Tour glacier to reach the foot of the route. We ascend the Table couloir (400 m). Then we descend by the normal route and cross the Trient glacier to reach the refuge.

Day 3: Copt couloir

We leave before sunrise to ascend the Copt couloir. Then we descend to the Tour glacier, and we reach the Charamillon pass. We descend to the valley by cable car, and spend the night in Chamonix.

Day 4: Couvercle refuge

In the morning we rest and get the equipment ready. We take the rack railway train to Montenvers. We descend by the ladders, then ascend to the Couvercle refuge. 

Day 5: Aiguille Verte by the Whymper couloir

This last day we leave before sunrise to ascend the Aiguille Verte by the Whymper couloir. Afterwards, we descend in the late afternoon to Chamonix.




In refuges and hotel in Chamonix.

More info

I will loan you and AVD, harness, helmet and ice axe.

Meeting point

At Chamonix.


About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.

What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1856 Each

Group of 2

EUR 928 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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



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