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.




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified



    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.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1800 EUR

    Group of 2
    900 EUR


    Price includes

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


    • Day 1Albert 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 2Table 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 3Copt 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 4Couvercle 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 5Aiguille 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.


    Other details

    Meeting point

    At Chamonix.


    In refuges and hotel in Chamonix.

    More info

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


    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.



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    What People are Saying about Sébastien Laurent


    Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren
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    david guo
    Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!
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    Alexandra Robert-rodiere
    Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!
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    Pascal Le Flao

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