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Half-day ascent on Arete des Cosmiques, Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Arete des Cosmiques

Come to the Alps of France and enjoy a half-day ascent of the Arete des Cosmiques, in Chamonix-Mont Blanc with IFMGA certified guide Viktor.

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1/2 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Enjoy a half-day ascent of the Arete des Cosmiques.
  • Bask in glorious views of the French Alps and the Vallee Blanche.
  • Spend some time exploring and enjoying Chamonix before and after the trip.


On this half-day adventure, I would like to guide you on an exciting and incredibly scenic ascent of the Arete des Cosmiqes. This picturesque ridge, which consists of unbelievable red granite towers, is located in the wildly popular and truly stunning Chamonix area of the French Alps.

Towering over the majestic Vallee Blanche, the Arete des Cosmiques offer a wonderful climb. It is also a varied climb as well, as it offers mixed terrain consisting of snow, ice and rock. And, when you reach the top of the ridge, you will get to enjoy tremendous views of not only Chamonix and the valley below, but several amazing peaks, including Mont Blanc.

After a scenic cable car ride, our climb will last between 3 and 5 hours, depending on weather conditions and other factors. So, even if you are spending just a single day in Chamonix, you can enjoy this unforgettable expedition.

In order to participate on this trip, it is important that you are in good physical condition. You should also have prior mountaineering experience as well.

Climbing in the Chamonix area is a dream for people who love amazing views. And on this trip, you will get to climb the Arete des Cosmiques, which provides some of the best views in the area. Moreover, you get to do that in just a half-day! To join me on this trip, just send a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Would you like to climb the legendary Mont Blanc Mountain? Then join me on this 2-day  ascent.



There are many comfortable accommodation options in Chamonix that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point


About the guide

Mountains have been part of my life for more than two decades now. It's been an intense relationship that consumed my everything. First, I practiced skiing and all forms of climbing: sport, traditional, big wall, aid, ice and mixed. I risked it all, giving my life away and winning it back on big and hard mountain faces.

Some years later, I studied paramedicine and joined the Heli-Rescue service. I witnessed my own triumph as an alpinist and tragedy as a rescuer, which completed my understanding of what the mountain is in relation to people. This was the beginning of the end of my alpinist alter ego.

In 2016 I climbed Cerro Torre and pushed a new line as a mountaineer in Patagonia. This was the climbing climax which gave way to my mountain guiding career: my third and most balanced perspective on the world of mountains and on the mountains of the world. Since then, I've guided climbing and skiing trips in the Alps, the Caucasus range, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and in the mountains ranges of Eastern Europe, among others.

Appreciating happiness through the eyes of others is what finally brought harmony to me, and this is what I want to share with people.


English | Bulgarian




Sofia, Bulgaria

What people are saying about Viktor Varoshkin

Piotr Czuczwar


April, 2022

Victor is the best guide we've ever met. We did 3 days of skitouring with him. Even though the forecast was not too good, he made perfect itineraries to get the most out of each day. He was perfectly reliable and fair. Victor started with an easier route to see what we can do, and then every day we tried something harder, up to real ski-alpinism on the last day. He was always there to help us when we had problems. We felt perfectly safe with him all the time. He also shared lots of his knowledge and tricks - we learned more than on a skitouring course. We've had some problems with explore-share though - most of the prices of skitouring in Bulgaria displayed on their website turned out not to be up to date. But we have to admit, that the explore-share team did all they could to help us solve the problems and to find us a guide - all in a very polite and friendly way.

Yawen Xi


April, 2022

It was a trip above our expectations. Although we have to cancel one day trip as the weather was completely terrible in the forecast somehow we managed to squeeze 1 backcountry touring day during the trip and spend 2 days off the piste - snowboarding among the trees;) We have to say it's like magic. It was our first backcountry touring trip. With the help and guidance from Victor, we managed to rent the split boards and climb almost all the way to the peak (4 hours!), and ride down on the power. The view and experience are both spectacular! We are looking forward to coming back next year when the weather and snow conditions are better and hopefully, we will be able to reach different Pirin mountain peaks. Thank you, Victor ☺

Darius Mikalauskas


July, 2021

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Fabrice Grandou


July, 2019

I was not sure what to expect and if I had chosen the right company to attempt the Mont Blanc climb..but I was so satisfied!! Both guides were amazing, in their knowledge but also in their attention to details and particularly to safety and their passion for the mountain sports .I would have followed them to much more difficult climb as i felt so well looked after.they were friendly, funny and caring and compassionate...Great people. I had no real idea as to what the program entailed but i was surprised to see myself doing things i would have never dreamed of or attempted tsuch as the cosmic ridge and ice climbing on the Mer de glace.They also never lost the focus that we wanted to make it to the top of the Mont Blanc and directed their energy towards a successful climb. Thank you Viktor and Bogdan.

Raina Crawford


July, 2019

Absolutely amazing!!! We loved our hike out on the Mer de Glacé glacier with our guide Viktor. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, making us feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Not only did we have a spectacular hike, but we felt safe the whole time. I would definitely recommend this to others and will be back for sure for another guided hike! Thank you!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 310 Each

Group of 2

EUR 155 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).

The price does not include lift tickets, food or equipment.



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