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Arete des Cosmiques Guided Ascent

Accompany aspirant mountain guide Robert "Rouge" on an enthralling journey through snow and ice to the top of the Arete des Cosmiques in the French Alps.

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1 Day

All year




I want you to see something that you will constantly recall with a smile for the rest of your life. I want you to see and climb the Arete des Cosmiques in the French Alps.

The Arete des Cosmiques looks like it was designed by an expert sculptor or painter. Even the rock formations have an artistic appeal. I believe even if there was nothing else around this amazing peak. If it stood isolated, entirely on its own, it would still be more than worth it to climb. However, when you surround it by the Chamonix's finest scenery. And also place it in a position that offers the best views of the incredible Mont Blanc Massif. You have a chance to see something incredible. Thus making this one-day trip more than worthy of the word, unforgettable.

Starting at the magnificent Aiguille du Midi, we will begin our ascent by taking one of the most revered alpine routes in the Alps. And throughout the day, you will trek through snow, ice, and rock while breathing in crisp air and marvelling at the jagged powder topped peaks looming above you in all directions. The trek itself is not too difficult, so you don't have to worry about whether or not you can do it. As long as you have some prior climbing experience, you will be fine. As there are only a few difficult spots, and even those areas do little to reduce the enjoyment. Instead, they only add to the joy of the experience.

This trip will certainly leave you breathless. And will offer you the kind of views and subsequent memories that are truly priceless.

I look forward to your message. 

And if you want to see more of the Chamonix area, you can also join me for a guided climb of the Aiguille de Toule on this trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). All of the equipment you will need, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axe, as well as photos is included in the price; however, the cost of lifts and transportation is not included.


Meeting point

Aiguille du Midi

About the guide

Roberto “Rouge” Rossi, born on 24/02/1976 in Turin, forms the Mountain Passion guide team with Riccardo Olliveri.

I graduated in Biology, and I'm a Mountain Guide since 2003, and Guide Instructor since 2007.

I'm enthusiastic for all that is mountains and verticality, practice 360-degree mountaineering, with a large number of climbs along the entire Western Alpine arc where I've made all kinds of climbs and on all terrains, with a predilection for Mont Blanc. However, I did not neglect the extra-European mountains by making extra-European and European trips and expeditions including Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Patagonia, Himalaya, Pakistan, Morocco, Kenya, Norway, Spain, Japan, Canada, USA.

I now divide my days between Cervinia and Chamonix, and I'm a great lover of high mountain climbing and steep skiing, among which the descents of the North of Lyskamm, of the East and of the South of Monte Rosa, of the North of Aiguille du Midi along different itineraries and east of the Matterhorn. I'm also a trainer for work at height with access and positioning systems using ropes and for third category fall protection PPE.

I collaborate with specialized magazines in the sector (ALP, Planetmountain) and am a consultant for Montura, Scarpa, ATK, Kæstle, Edelweiss, ARVA, BLUE ICE.


Italian | French | English



What people are saying about this trip

Marco de Jong


August, 2022

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

Jeffrey S Posey


August, 2022

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

Casey Hall


July, 2018

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

Jose Luis


November, 2017

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